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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.

Central America Cruises

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

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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.

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Travel Tips for 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
  • 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 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:

  • Tikal
  • Palenque
  • Copán
See cultures vary from region to region, and travel from the tropical soul of Belize to the rich Mayan culture of Mexico.

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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:

  • Beadwork
  • Panted hats
  • Ceramic art work
  • 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:

    • The Cahuita National Park
    • Bocuare Jungle Haven

    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.

    Cruise Lines

    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:

    • The preferred departure port
    • The budget

    A great deal of cruises around Central America will set sail from Miami:

    • Celebrity Cruises
    • Norwegian Cruise Line
    • Royal Caribbean
    • Oceania
    • Azamara
    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • Regent Seven Seas

    Some of the other popular departure ports are:

    • Bridgetown, Barbados
    • Galveston, Texas, USA
    • Los Angeles, California, USA
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico

    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 Best Time to Visit

    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:

    • The weather is very comfortable for exploring outside
    • The waves are a dream for surfing enthusiasts
    • There are no storms and hurricanes that Central America is known for

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