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Cruises Sailing to Central America

Central America Cruises

An unforgettable Central American cruise is all it takes for you to go through the heart of this vibrant region, with stops at key ports including Colon, Fort Amador, Panama Canal, Limon (Puerto Limon), Oranjestad, Belize City, Bonaire, and Fuerte Amador. This journey invites you to discover the unmatched splendor of Central America's coasts, where each destination boasts its own array of natural beauty, rich history, and colorful cultures.

Central America offers a gateway to adventures where the serene waters kiss lush landscapes, and every port is a gateway to unique experiences and tales eager to be explored. From the dense rainforests and stunning coral reefs perfect for snorkeling and diving adventures to bustling markets, ancient ruins, and cultural celebrations that reflect the rich tapestry of this land, there's an endless array of activities for every type of traveler.

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9 Nights | Central America | Azamara | Azamara Journey

9 Nights | Central America | Azamara | Azamara Journey

Azamara Journey

Fort Amador Miami

9 Nights

Fort Amador | Panama Canal | Limon (Puerto Limon) | Roatan | STDC | Costa Maya | Cozumel | Miami **

Cruise Deals from Fort Amador to Miami

Lowest Rate*
  • Interior $1,679.00
  • Oceanview $1,989.00
  • Balcony $2,279.00
  • Suite $3,289.00
From USD $1,679.00* USD $186.56 / night(s) Includes taxes and fees

10 Nights | Central America | Azamara | Azamara Journey

10 Nights | Central America | Azamara | Azamara Journey

Azamara Journey

Miami Fort Amador

10 Nights

Miami | Oranjestad | KRLD | Willemstad | Cartagena | Panama Canal | Fort Amador **

Cruise Deals from Miami to Fort Amador

Lowest Rate*
  • Interior $2,089.00
  • Oceanview $2,509.00
  • Balcony $2,789.00
From USD $2,089.00* USD $208.90 / night(s) Includes taxes and fees

11 Nights | Central America | HX Hurtigruten Expeditions | MS Roald Amundsen

11 Nights | Central America | HX Hurtigruten Expeditions | MS Roald Amundsen
Lowest Rate*
  • Oceanview $3,600.00
  • Suite $5,027.00
From USD $3,600.00* USD $327.27 / night(s) Includes taxes and fees

13 Nights | Central America | Azamara | Azamara Quest

13 Nights | Central America | Azamara | Azamara Quest

Azamara Quest

San Antonio (San Antonio, Chile) Fort Amador

13 Nights

San Antonio (San Antonio, Chile) | Coquimbo | Iquique | Arica | Pisco | Callao | Fort Amador **

Cruise Deals from San Antonio (San Antonio, Chile) to Fort Amador

Lowest Rate*
  • Interior $3,749.00
  • Oceanview $4,489.00
  • Balcony $5,289.00
  • Suite $6,169.00
From USD $3,749.00* USD $288.38 / night(s) Includes taxes and fees

12 Nights | Central America | HX Hurtigruten Expeditions | MS Roald Amundsen

12 Nights | Central America | HX Hurtigruten Expeditions | MS Roald Amundsen
Lowest Rate*
  • Oceanview $4,189.00
  • Suite $5,616.00
From USD $4,189.00* USD $349.08 / night(s) Includes taxes and fees

Savor the local flavors and a fusion of indigenous and Spanish influences, and engage in activities that bring you closer to the stunning environments and thrilling escapades Central America has in store. This cruise is not merely a passage to the warm embrace of tropical climates and the beauty of untouched beaches; it is an enriching journey through the history and culture of Central America.

Whether you seek serene relaxation on picturesque shores, the excitement of outdoor adventures, or deep dives into the traditions and festivities of the region, departing from these ports offers a doorway to creating lasting memories and experiencing the heart of Central American paradise.

Popular Departure Ports

Central America's captivating ports offer unique gateways to the stunning landscapes and rich cultures of this tropical region. These ports, including Colon, Fort Amador, the Panama Canal, Limon (Puerto Limon), Oranjestad, Belize City, Bonaire, and Fuerte Amador, stand out for their direct access to both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, unveiling the diverse beauty and vibrant traditions of Central America. From the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal to the lush rainforests of Limon and the historic allure of Oranjestad, each departure point serves as a portal to a wealth of natural wonders and cultural experiences.

Travelers are enticed by these ports not just for their scenic beauty but also for the array of adventures they offer. Whether it's exploring ancient ruins, diving into crystal-clear waters, or soaking up the lively atmospheres of local markets and festivals, starting your journey from these distinguished locations promises an unparalleled exploration of Central America's heart. These ports facilitate easy access to the region's myriad attractions, from tranquil beaches and scenic vistas to the rich tapestry of cultural heritage and biodiversity.

A journey from these popular departure ports in Central America ensures an unforgettable adventure into the essence of this region's enchanting landscapes, historical depth, and the dynamic pulse of its communities. Whether seeking relaxation on serene shores, adventure in lush jungles, or immersive experiences in local traditions and festivities, these ports open the door to memorable experiences and the very soul of Central American paradise.

Cruises to Central America depart from these Departure Ports:

Things to Know About Central American Cruises

Diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and breathtaking natural wonders await those who begin on a Central American cruise. From the historical significance of the Panama Canal to the lush rainforests of Limon (Puerto Limon) and the colorful Dutch architecture of Oranjestad, each port of call introduces you to unique aspects of Central America's vibrant life. To ensure you make the most of these varied environments, it's wise to pack light, breathable clothing for the warm climate, plenty of sunscreen for sun protection, and sturdy footwear for exploring the diverse terrains you'll encounter.

Once aboard, you'll find an array of dining choices, entertainment options, and activities, including shore excursions that highlight the remarkable cultural heritage and natural splendor of Central America. Cruises departing from ports like Colon, Fort Amador, Limon (Puerto Limon), Oranjestad, Belize City, Bonaire, and Fuerte Amador provide flexible itineraries, allowing you to select the perfect cruise length to fit your travel desires. Whether you're drawn to a longer voyage that fully explores the depths of Central America's treasures or prefer a brief getaway to experience its highlights, your cruise is guaranteed to be a memorable exploration of this enchanting and diverse region.

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Top Trending Cruises to Central America

Want to discover some truly breathtaking clusters of idyllic islands and their traditions and rich history? If your answer is yes, then go forward and check the list of top trending cruises to Central America:

1. MS Roald Amundsen

Enjoy Central America's scenic beauty and historical backdrop by boarding MS Roald Amundsen Ship by Hurtigruten Cruises. This cruise starts its journey from Miami and has 10 ports of call. You can choose a cruise with tenures ranging from 10 to 17 days. 

With a passenger capacity 530, this cruise will offer you some mouthwatering local food in its onboard restaurants. You can also relax and spend some quality time at the Explorer Lounge and Bar. When your cruise docks in Central America, you can go hiking up a volcano, kayaking in crystal waters, or snorkeling among sharks.

2. Insignia

Oceania Cruises offer different tenure cruises to Central America on their cruise liner ship, Insignia. Departure is either from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Miami. Onboard, you can try out the food at multiple dining venues.  

You will get to witness everything from world-class music to high-energy production shows. Cabaret, deck games, wine tasting, and casinos are some other events you would want to attend onboard. For the fitness freaks: you get to sweat it out in the fitness center or running track and sports deck.

3. Queen Elizabeth

Cunard offers plenty of choices for a cruise to Central America through the Panama Canal. The tenures range from 14 to 42 days. Queen Elizabeth Ship will depart from Los Angeles or Vancouver, or San Francisco. From well-appointed staterooms to special breakfasts in bed, you experience luxury in its truest sense. 

While onboard, you experience exceptional culinary standards with the main dining menus. Evening performances, children’s activities, fitness classes, and live music are other features of the cruise that you will not want to miss.

4. Navigator of the Seas

With a passenger capacity 1,694, Navigator of the Seas by Royal Caribbean International will take you on a 7 night cruises to Central America. Your days on this cruise will be worth it, with over a dozen restaurants to visit and unique activities to enjoy, like rock climbing, basketball, ice skating, golf, and much more. 

There are a total of 3 pools and six whirlpools as well. For adults, there are many bars and lounges to choose from. For the fitness freaks, there is a sports court, state-of-the-art fitness center, and full-service Vitality spa.

5. Panorama

Carnival Panorama offers several cruises to Central America, ranging from 5 to 8 days. All of them depart from Los Angeles. Whether your thing is indoor fun or outdoor sun, Panorama has you covered. Sky Zone, Skyride, Serenity Adult, and Cloud 9 Spa are only a few of the long list of attractions onboard. 

Experience fine dining at restaurants onboard, like Carnival Kitchen, Guy’s Burger Joint, Bonsai Teppanyaki, and Seafood Shack.

6. Emerald Princess

Princess Cruises offers several options when it comes to cruising to Central America. The 15 night cruises starts from Fort Lauderdale, from where it touches countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, etc. You get four types of cabins to choose from. Onboard recreation includes an outdoor pool, spa, casino, etc. 

For dining, you get to choose from Botticelli Cuisine to Michelangelo Cuisine. Enjoy full-on entertainment at Princess Theatre, Club Fusion, Crooners, Wheelhouse Bar, etc.

7. Magic

Operated by Disney Cruise Line, Magic offers Central America cruise options through Panama Canal and Mexican Riviera. These cruises either depart from San Diego or Miami. From dazzling live shows to gourmet specialties on your plate, Magic covers it all. 

From Tangled: The Musical to Marvel Super Hero Academy, your kids will surely have the time of their lives. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Palo’s Northern Italian delicacies, and Animator’s Palate (dinner show) will return your childhood. 

Highlights of Central American Cruises

Embarking on a Central American cruise offers an adventure through a world of breathtaking landscapes, rich histories, and diverse cultures. From the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal to the lush rainforests of Limon (Puerto Limon) and the charming Dutch colonial architecture of Oranjestad, each port on your itinerary is a gateway to unique and enriching experiences. To ensure a comfortable journey, pack lightweight clothing suitable for the warm climate, sunscreen to protect against the tropical sun, and sturdy footwear for exploring the diverse terrains you'll encounter. On board, enjoy a variety of dining options, entertainment, and activities designed to complement your exploration of Central America, including shore excursions that offer everything from cultural tours to adventurous nature expeditions. With cruises departing from strategic ports like Colon, Fort Amador, Limon (Puerto Limon), Oranjestad, Belize City, Bonaire, and Fuerte Amador, you can choose the perfect length and focus for your voyage, whether you're looking for a comprehensive exploration or a snapshot of this vibrant region's highlights.

Colon

Colon

Fort Amador

Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Limon (Puerto Limon)

Limon (Puerto Limon)

Oranjestad

Oranjestad

Belize City

Belize City

Bonaire

Bonaire

Fuerte Amador

Your Central American cruise from these engaging ports promises a journey filled with adventure, relaxation, and the chance to discover the unique tapestry of cultures, histories, and natural beauty that defines this captivating region.

FAQs for Cruises to Central America

Colon, Panama: Gateway to the Panama Canal and rich in history.

Limon (Puerto Limon), Costa Rica: Offers lush rainforests and vibrant wildlife.

Oranjestad, Aruba: Known for its Dutch colonial architecture and stunning beaches.

Belize City, Belize: Jump-off point for ancient Maya ruins and the Belize Barrier Reef.

Bonaire: A paradise for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.

The dry season, from December to April, is ideal for cruising in Central America, offering sunny days and lower humidity, perfect for exploring ports and enjoying outdoor activities.

Expect a diverse range of activities, including hiking through rainforests, exploring ancient Maya ruins, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, cultural tours in historic cities, and wildlife watching.

Spanish is the predominant language in most Central American countries, with English widely spoken in tourist areas, Belize (where English is the official language), and parts of Panama.

Each country has its currency, such as the Costa Rican Colón or the Belize Dollar. However, US dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas.

Pack light, breathable clothing for the warm climate, a sturdy pair of walking shoes, swimwear, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen), insect repellent, and any necessary medications. Don't forget your camera and a waterproof case or bag for water-based activities.
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