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Costa Rica sloth, Panama train, Aruba goats: Scientific American Bright Horizons educational cruise port pictures.



If it’s time for a tropical getaway, head for the world of science. Join Scientific American Bright Horizons 28 as we experience an engineering marvel, the Panama Canal. Relax and explore the flora and fauna of the lush tropical forests in Panama and Costa Rica. Aruba is a desert island amidst our green ports. Survey new terrain in historic Cartagena, Colombia. We sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam January 4–15, 2016.

Start 2016 with the latest science. Uncover the roots of growth from adversity in cognitive science seminars. Learn what mathematics says about expecting the unexpected. Ponder recent anthropological insights into the first humans. Gain an understanding of the answers and questions that rivet particle- and astrophysicists today. Lively discussions extend the learning fun.

Come along with Bright Horizons and enjoy Caribbean hospitality with a friend, hike in the rainforest, wonder at the history and workings of the Panama Canal, and immerse yourself in science learning with the experts. Let us take care of the details so you can unwind. Please join us!


Cruise prices vary from $1,059 for an Oceanivew Stateroom to $1,799 for a Neptune Suite, per person (pp) based on double occupancy. For those attending our SEMINARS, there is a $1,475 fee. For detailed info and pictures of our ship, please visit the CABIN & SHIP INFO tab. For the cruise itinerary please review our SCHEDULE and/or MAP. Add’l pp fees: gov’t taxes and fees ($377), Non-refundable Booking Service Fee ($150), cruiseline gratuities ($11.50 per day), and Tour Leader gratuities ($140). All prices and fees are detailed on the PRICING & TERMS tab. Use our PRICING CALCULATOR for a quick price quote.


Insight Cruises occasionally charges more than Holland America for the same cabin category because our cruise pricing includes several parties, meeting room space, plus a pair of Tour Leaders traveling with the group. Therefore, if you ask us to match a price you see on the website we will do so but we add a $150 pp Facility Fee. See the TERMS & CONDITIONS section in the PRICING & TERMS tab for further information.

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