Active volcanoes and lush rainforests, indigenous cultures and famous nature parks, ancient ruins and fiery music: There are millions of reasons to explore Central America.
Connecting two larger continents, Central America is a wondrous belt of islands and lands bursting with:
A cruise to this part of the world promises to be an experience filled with sunshine, culture and history.
Discover vibrant cities full of culture and rich colonial past in the tropical region of Central America. Explore areas with African, European and Creole heritage. View the wonders of ancient civilizations such as:
See cultures vary from region to region, and travel from the tropical soul of Belize to the rich Mayan culture of Mexico.
The world-famous Panama Canal, a ship passageway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, a key transport waterway for international trade is an absolute must-see and so is the country’s capital, Panama City – a central hub both nationally and internationally. Don’t miss out on 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:
Costa Rica’s Puerto Limon is another must-visit Central America cruise destination. Located in the Caribbean Sea, the port city and its surroundings offer spectacular biodiversity, one of the most fascinating in the world! Experience the fantastic flora and fauna by visiting:
Belize and its barrier reef that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site attract people from all over the world, especially scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. The reef is absolutely beautiful and is the longest in the Northern Hemisphere.
Go with an itinerary that includes Puerto Quetzal and you will get to visit the stunning Guatemalan city of Antigua, that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is only a short drive away from the port and boasts marvellous 16th Century architecture.
Cruising Central America couldn’t be easier, most of the major cruise lines offer itineraries around the beautiful region. You will have to decide on two things:
A great deal of cruises around Central America will set sail from Miami:
Some of the other popular departure ports are:
It is seldom that a Central America cruise will depart from an Australian home port, so do consider asking your CruiseAway cruise expert about the unique DreamAway Packages on offer and save yourself the stress of booking flights, accommodation, transfers and more.
The dry season is usually the best time to visit the region. For most countries of the continent that will be in the months of December to April. Although, the dry season is also the high season, the benefits of visiting in those months are unbeatable:
Discover one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Central America has heaps to offer: exotic rainforests, indigenous cultures, breathtaking flora and fauna, historical ruins, fiery music and much more! Alone, the natural beauty of the region will grab your attention. With stunning coral reefs, white sandy beaches, lush natural reserves and many gorgeous diving spots, your Central American adventure is sure to be packed full of wonder and excitement. For your perfect holiday to Central America, think about cruising between December to April with Celebrity, Holland America Line or Princess.