Central America Cruises

Active volcanoes and lush rainforests, indigenous cultures and pristine Caribbean waters, famous nature parks and astounding wildlife, ancient ruins and fiery music: There are millions of reasons to explore.

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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Expert Tips for Cruising through Central America
Our Recommendations
  From Miami
8 day trip on board the Symphony of the Seas from Miami
8 day trip on board the Symphony of the Seas from Miami
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 May 2020 - April 2022
p.p.from $1,533
8 day cruise from Miami
8 day cruise from Miami
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 February 2020 - May 2020
p.p.from $1,606
Journey with Royal Caribbean from Miami
Journey with Royal Caribbean from Miami
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 May 2020 - October 2020
p.p.from $1,408
Travelling from Miami via Coco Cay
Travelling from Miami via Coco Cay
7 Nights with the Allure of the Seas
 November 2020 - April 2021
p.p.from $1,269
Voyage from Miami with the Symphony of the Seas
Voyage from Miami with the Symphony of the Seas
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 February 2020 - April 2021
p.p.from $1,542
  Two-Week Cruises
Trip with MSC Cruises from Miami
Trip with MSC Cruises from Miami
14 Nights with the MSC Seaside
 May 2020 - October 2020
p.p.from $1,829
Sailing to Los Angeles from Fort Lauderdale
Sailing to Los Angeles from Fort Lauderdale
15 Nights with the Emerald Princess
 March 2020 - April 2021
p.p.from $3,109
Cruising with Princess Cruises from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
Cruising with Princess Cruises from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
15 Nights with the Island Princess
 May 2020 - May 2021
p.p.from $4,023
Sailing from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
Sailing from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
15 Nights with the Emerald Princess
 February 2020 - January 2021
p.p.from $3,119
Sail with Princess Cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
Sail with Princess Cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
15 Nights with the Coral Princess
 April 2020 - May 2021
p.p.from $3,619
  Super Sales
8 day trip on board the Symphony of the Seas from Miami
8 day trip on board the Symphony of the Seas from Miami
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 May 2020 - December 2020
p.p.from $1,533
8 day cruise from Miami
8 day cruise from Miami
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 February 2020 - May 2020
p.p.from $1,606
Journey with Royal Caribbean from Miami
Journey with Royal Caribbean from Miami
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 May 2020 - October 2020
p.p.from $1,408
Cruising from Galapagos Islands with the Silver Galapagos
Cruising from Galapagos Islands with the Silver Galapagos
7 Nights with the Silver Galapagos
 February 2020 - June 2020
p.p.from $11,100
Travelling from Miami via Coco Cay
Travelling from Miami via Coco Cay
7 Nights with the Allure of the Seas
 November 2020 - January 2021
p.p.from $1,324
Our Recommendations
Jullie
Sail with Princess Cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
This is a 16 day expedition exploring Central America includes a day crossing the Panama Canal. The journey sets off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a great port with fantastic infrastructure, making your embarkment easy and stress-free.
Our advice:
Included in this exciting itinerary are 7 days at sea, so you can really kick back and relax on board the Coral Princess. Enjoy an incredible range of top class cuisine, as well as exciting evening entertainment.

  • Fort Lauderdale - Los Angeles
  • Central America,Pacific,Panama Canal
  • April 2020 - May 2021

from $3,619
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Kerryn
Travelling from Miami with the Norwegian Joy
This fantastic twelve-night expedition with Norwegian Cruise Line will give you more value for your money. You will cruise onboard the Norwegian Joy 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
  • Caribbean,Central America,Panama Canal
  • 16.02.2021

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Teresa
Cruising to San Antonio from Miami
This longer, 22 night voyage packs in many amazing ports throughout Central and South Americas. Discover beautiful cities in Chile, Panama and Costa Rica.
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 - San Antonio
  • South America,Pacific,Central America
  • 07.11.2020

from $13,259
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Top Central American Ports
Miami, Florida, USAfrom
$329

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
$833

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.

Cozumel, Mexicofrom
$499

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.

Panama Canalfrom
$1,835

The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans together. Since the canals opening in 1914, this channel has become one of the most important waterways in the world, earning itself the title of one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Over 815,000 ships have traveled this canal in the last 100 years. Not only does the Panama Canal allow for passage between two of most immense oceans but it also provides great access to some of the most culture rich and vibrant destinations in Panama.

Costa Maya, Mexicofrom
$499

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.

Roatán, Hondurasfrom
$775

Roatán is a Caribbean Bay Island that floats about 60 kilometres north of mainland Honduras. The largest of the islands, it is famous for its white sand beaches and numerous snorkelling and diving sites. Together with its sister islands of Roatán, they make up the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world, which is home to diverse marine life, such as whale sharks.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexicofrom
$819

Cabo San Lucas is located at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The resort city, a popular holiday home for the rich and famous, is also well-loved among tourists for its pristine beaches, range of water activities and thrilling nightlife. The Arch is a distinct rock formation in the region and is only accessible at low tide as the vast sandy beaches are submerged when the water is high.

Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos Islandsfrom
$835

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.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexicofrom
$1,149

Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on the Pacific coast of Mexico that is popular among tourists for its picturesque beaches, adrenaline-pumping water sports and lively nightlife scene. Cobblestone streets with shops, restaurants, cafes and ornate buildings flow through the town's hushed centre. The lively seaside promenade El Malecón, on the other hand, is lined with bars, lounges, nightclubs and contemporary art.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemalafrom
$1,899

Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's largest port on the Pacific Ocean. The southern part of Puerto Quetzal is particularly important for both freight and passenger transport. Craft and souvenir markets are situated right at the port. In the immediate vicinity, cruise passengers may also enjoy relaxing bars, a restaurant and performances from Marimba bands. Those who chose to take an inland tour may visit the city of La Antigua.

Belize City, Belizefrom
$835

The Central American port town of Belize City is divided into two halves by the Haulover Creek, which can be crossed via the manually operated Swing Bridge. In the northern half of the city, tourists can learn about the county's history at the Museum of Belize. The south side boasts colonial buildings, such as Saint John's Cathedral and the wooden Government House from the nineteenth century.

Puerto Limòn, Costa Ricafrom
$1,119

Puerto Limon is Costa Rica's biggest port city on the Caribbean coast. The city's port is very busy all year round, the ships are transporting truckloads of fruit and other goods. Although, cruise ships stop for a visit regularly between October and May, Puerto Limon is not as welcoming and pampering to its tourists as one would hope. However, if you are looking for a good base to explore the array of national parks around the city, you are in the right place.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islandsfrom
$833

Charlotte Amalie is located on the south side of St. Thomas and is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The city is dominated by the Danish colonial period and has some great attractions to offer.

Puerto Caldera, Costa Ricafrom
$2,229

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.

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republicfrom
$644

Puerto Plata is a port city on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. See the replica of Rio's famous 'Christ the Redeemer' statue that overlooks the city or enjoy the watersports the city offers.

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.