New Cruise Ship to Arrive in Costa Rica in 2010

Star Clippers Cruise Ship Company, with high-end ships, plans to include Costa Rica in a new route for 2010.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The ship that will sail to Costa Rica is the "Star Flyer," with a 170 passenger capacity.

Leticia Vindas wrote on the El Financiero website: "They are 115 meters-long, 'traditional style' ships, but with luxury services. They sail throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asian and French Polynesia, and Costa Rica in 2010."

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The US-based small cruise ship line, Cruise West, has announced a new route called "Between Two Seas," between Panama and Costa Rica.

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