We haven’t run all that many cruising features in Luxury Latin America, partly because many of them are three-week affairs that land in multiple cities in South America. Costa Rica is not so long though, so one of our writers sailed down on a Star Clipper cruise that made multiple stops there. On a real sailing ship.

This is not a cruise ship in the mass-market, floating convention-sized hotel way. Instead it’s a true sailing ship that hosts a maximum of 170 passengers and has a staff-to-guest ratio of 2-to-1. It’s an experience that wins lots of fans—many of the passengers are repeat customers.

This particular cruise was a six-day affair exploring Costa Rica, with multiple excursions guests could choose from a menu of mellow to adventurous. Others hit Nicaragua and Panama.

See the full story here: Cruising on a 21st Century Clipper Ship in Costa Rica.