The best Costa Rica and Caribbean cruise experiences as of 2014 are available through Oceania Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International. For those on a budget, AdventureSmith Explorations, Windstar Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines are the best Costa Rica experiences.
Oceania Cruises offers the best Caribbean and, by extension, Costa Rica cruises. The 14-day Miami to Miami voyage arrives at Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, by the seventh day. The excursions into this country range from a rainforest canopy tour to an eco jungle cruise.
For those on a budget, AdventureSmith Explorations and Winstar Cruises offer the best experiences. AdventureSmith Explorations focuses on giving cruisers on its 100-passenger ship an intimate experience and destinations that large ships are too large to access. The Pacific Costa Rica is a nine-day trip that focuses only on Costa Rica. Passengers get to explore the Corcovado National Park, snorkel at Cano Island, hike through the Mauel Antonio National Park, raft on the Naranjo River and view the Isla Damas mangrove forest. The Quest for Pura Vida voyage explores the interior of Costa Rica over a nine-day period. Some of the sites include the Nectandra Cloud Forest Garden and Monteverde Cloud Forest. Passengers get to explore Arenal volcano, hike its hanging bridges and zip line through the tree tops.