Central America Cruises

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Central America

Hop on an unforgettable cruise to Central America, and experience life from a whole new perspective. A visit to Central America can be both thrilling and relaxing as your holiday could offering you an array of attractions, including dives in pristine turquoise waters, tours to ancient Mayan ruins, walks through bustling markets and visits to untouched nature reserves. This region is full of history, colour, culture and beautiful scenery. Cruise to Central America, and see the ruins of Spanish forts, relax on idyllic beaches and experience diverse cultures in all their splendour.

Central America delivers some of the most stunning beaches in the world, perfect for relaxing or engaging in adrenaline-pumping water sports. Whatever you do, don't miss out on Central America's indigenous heartland of Guatemala. Panama and Costa Rica offer you the opportunity to trek into the jungle to discover the hidden wonders of Central America. While you're there, don't forget to snap some pictures of the astonishing wildlife and exotic plants, go on an adventure and journey through the rainforest on foot and visit the ruins of the once great Mayan civilisation, whose territory spread from Mexico to Honduras.

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Our Recommendations
  From Miami
Expedition from Miami with the Empress of the Seas
Expedition from Miami with the Empress of the Seas
5 Nights with the Empress of the Seas
 May 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from $923
8 day trip on board the Empress of the Seas from Miami
8 day trip on board the Empress of the Seas from Miami
7 Nights with the Empress of the Seas
 04.05.2019
p.p.from $1,388
Voyage with the Explorer of the Seas from Miami
Voyage with the Explorer of the Seas from Miami
9 Nights with the Explorer of the Seas
 November 2020 - April 2021
p.p.from $1,300
10 day cruise with the Explorer of the Seas to Miami
10 day cruise with the Explorer of the Seas to Miami
9 Nights with the Explorer of the Seas
 01.01.2021
p.p.from $1,300
Sailing from Miami via Basseterre
Sailing from Miami via Basseterre
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 April 2019 - May 2019
p.p.from $1,567
  Two-Week Cruises
15 day journey on board the Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale
15 day journey on board the Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale
14 Nights with the Regal Princess
 December 2019 - April 2020
p.p.from $1,863
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale with the Sky Princess
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale with the Sky Princess
14 Nights with the Sky Princess
 December 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $1,841
Voyage from Fort Lauderdale with the Regal Princess
Voyage from Fort Lauderdale with the Regal Princess
14 Nights with the Regal Princess
 November 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $1,553
Expedition with the Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale
Expedition with the Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale
14 Nights with the Regal Princess
 December 2019 - April 2020
p.p.from $1,626
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale via Cozumel
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale via Cozumel
14 Nights with the Regal Princess
 November 2019 - February 2020
p.p.from $1,929
  Super Sales
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale with the Sky Princess
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale with the Sky Princess
14 Nights with the Sky Princess
 December 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $1,841
Voyage from Fort Lauderdale with the Regal Princess
Voyage from Fort Lauderdale with the Regal Princess
14 Nights with the Regal Princess
 November 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $1,553
15 day journey on board the Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale
15 day journey on board the Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale
14 Nights with the Regal Princess
 December 2019 - April 2020
p.p.from $1,863
Delightful journey from Fort Lauderdale with Royal Caribbean
Delightful journey from Fort Lauderdale with Royal Caribbean
7 Nights with the Allure of the Seas
 May 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from $1,110
Expedition with the Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale
Expedition with the Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale
14 Nights with the Regal Princess
 December 2019 - April 2020
p.p.from $1,626
Our Recommendations
Jullie
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale with the Caribbean Princess
Eleven days visiting the Caribbean and Central America including a day cruising the Panama Canal. This return journey sets off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a great port with fantastic infrastructure, making your embarkment and disembarkment easy and stress-free.
Our advice:
Have your camera ready to go for your day in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica as the area is famous for its wonderful photo opportunities. With multiple sailings, you can find the one that suits your schedule!

  • Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale
  • Panama Canal,Canada and the USA East Coast,Caribbean
  • November 2019 - February 2020

from $1,948
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Kerryn
12 day journey from Miami
This fantastic twelve-night expedition with Norwegian Cruise Line will give you more value for your money. You will cruise onboard the Norwegian Jade to all the best port towns in the area on this comprehensive tour of Central America, including Cartegena, Colombia; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; and Roatan, Honduras.
Our advice:
The second largest coral reef in the world (behind our own Great Barrier Reef, of course) is located in Roatan, Honduras. So, why not try your hand at diving or snorkelling during your day in port?

  • Miami - Miami
  • Panama Canal,Central America,Caribbean
  • 01.04.2019

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Teresa
Magnificent sail from Miami with MSC Cruises
This longer, 22 night voyage packs in many amazing ports throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Central America is on the agenda with ports in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and finally, Mexico.
Our advice:
As your holiday starts out in Miami, Florida, it could be a great idea to arrive a day or two early to get used to the time zone, ensuring you board the cruise energised and ready to explore.

  • Miami - Miami
  • Central America,Caribbean,Panama Canal
  • 25.11.2019

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Top Central American Ports
Miami, Florida, USAfrom
$269

Miami, situated on the Atlantic coast in Southeast Florida, is the world's busiest cruise port. An array of world-famous beaches such as South Beach, which is known for its vibrant nightlife scene, continue to put the city on the map for cruise vacationers. Miami is home to many beautiful and lush national parks and botanical gardens, such as Biscayne National Park and the divine Pinecrest Gardens.

Highlights of Miami
  • Soak up the sun on one of Miami's world-class beaches
  • Take some time off and explore Coconut Grove, once known as an oasis for free-thinkers
  • Enjoy the restaurants and bars that Little Havana and Calle Ocho have to offer
San Juan, Puerto Ricofrom
$699

San Juan is the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico. As a cruising hot spot in the Caribbean, San Juan offers all of the amenities and attractions of a modern city. The city is divided into Old and New San Juan. Old San Juan dates back five centuries and is known for its colourful buildings and old forts, which once protected the island. El Morro is a well-known fort that now houses a small military museum. At the city walls that surround San Juan is The Paseo de la Princesca, a beautiful promenade with shops, restaurants, and gorgeous views.

Highlights of San Juan
  • Explore the popular resorts of Isla Verde
  • Marvel at the colourful buildings that line Old San Juan
  • Discover the colonial history of the San Juan Historical Site
Cozumel, Mexicofrom
$553

The Mexican island of Cozumel, located in the Caribbean off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, has a rich ancient history. Even today, visitors from all over the world flock to the island to observe the religious centre and temples that the Maya peoples built on the island centuries ago. Cozumel is also famous for its diving opportunities: Visitors can dive around beautiful coral reefs or to the Underwater Museum of Art.

Highlights of Cozumel
  • Scuba dive in the Arrecife Palancar coral reef
  • Uncover Cozumel's oldest historical village El Cedral
  • Relax at El Cielo, Cozumel's best kept secret
Puerto Caldera, Costa Ricafrom
$1,749

Puerto Caldera is a small port town in Costa Rica. The town lies on the Gulf of Nicoya and is surrounded by beautiful conservation areas featuring wonderful beaches and coves. Casa de la Cultura, the town's cultural centre, boasts a theatre and art gallery. Parque Marino del Pacifico, on the main boulevard Paseo de los Turistas, offers visitors an aquarium and rescue centre for seahorses, turtles and crocodiles.

Highlights of Puerto Caldera
  • Experience breathtaking views and wildlife at the Reserva Biologica Carara
  • Uncover the history of Puerto Caldera at the Museo Histórico Marino
  • Treat your taste buds to a meal at El Shrimp Shack
Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos Islandsfrom
$929

Located in the Atlantic, Grand Turk Island is a part of the British Turks and Caicos Islands and the largest island of the Turk Islands. The capital of the archipelago is Cockburn Town, located on Grand Turk Island. The island is considered the archipelago's cultural, administrative and financial centre. The blend of colonial-style buildings, picturesque beaches and local dining make the island an unforgettable location.

Highlights of Grand Turk
  • Explore the protected coral reefs on a diving tour
  • Spend a day relaxing at Sun Ray Beach, Pillory Beach or Gibbs Cay
  • Tour the island from above in the zip-line and aerial adventure park
Costa Maya, Mexicofrom
$621

Costa Maya is a Caribbean tourist area that stretches along the eastern Yucatan Peninsula. The region boasts gorgeous beaches and biosphere reserves with coral reefs, mangroves and jungles that house sharks, dolphins, turtles, jaguars, monkeys and many bird species. In addition to the picturesque landscapes, tourists can also visit the palaces and temples that the Maya peoples built here more than 1,500 years ago.

Highlights of Costa Maya
  • Dive to the Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere
  • Head south to the town of Xcalakits and its white sand beaches
  • Swim in the Laguna Bacalar, a crystal clear lagoon surrounded by jungle
Central America

Connecting two larger continents, Central America is a wondrous belt of islands and lands bursting with year-round sunshine, exotic wildlife, rich forests, crystal blue waters and long white sand beaches. A cruise to this part of the world promises to be an experience filled with sunshine, culture and history. Discover vibrant cultural meccas and cities with rich colonial pasts in the tropical region of Central America. Explore areas rich in African, European and Creole heritage. View the wonders of ancient civilisations such as Tikal, Palenque and Copán. See colourful cultures vary from region to region, and travel from the tropical soul of Belize to the rich Mayan culture of Mexico.

Visit the world-famous Panama Canal, a ship passageway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, a key transport waterway for international trade. The island nation’s capital Panama City is a central hub both nationally and internationally as history and modernism intertwine in this bustling centre. On a cruise to Panama, you cannot miss out on a visit to the city’s oldest region, the sixteenth-century Panama Viejo ruins, one of the oldest European settlements in the New World. Amble along Old Panama’s Craft Market, where you will find a vast array of of beadwork, painted hats, ceramic art work and more.