Cartagena

Colombia

Cruises To Cartagena

The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb "las murallas" for an unforgettable view of the harbor. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city. Looking for a cruise to Cartagena? Check out our selection of Panama Canal cruises.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Muelle 2
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    COT (Colombia Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how are you?" in Spanish: "como estas?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Colombian Peso (COP)
    Souvenirs, jewellery, native crafts and clothing. View our Port Shopping Guide.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxi ride to anything around town is very affordable; yet, organised shore excursions are probably the best option!
    • Fun Fact #1
      Cartagena was founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia on the site of the Carib Indian settlement of Calamari.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Local seafood and tropical fruits are the foundation for the exceptional cuisine, which incorporates a blend of cultures from Spanish to African to indigenous.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      For a taste of the culture and history of Cartagena, visit Plaza Santo Domingo, which is filled with restaurants, bars, stores, musicians and all kinds of entertainment.

Cartagena TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Exploring Magnificent Cartagena

Explore and discover the magnificent city of Cartagena. ...

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Highlights of Cartagena & Folkloric Show

Start your tour of the magnificent city of Cartagena with a panoramic view of San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. Explore th...

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Discover Colombia

Your day of discovery begins when you board you air conditioned transportation. ...

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Old City & Spanish Fortress

Explore the city of Cartagena with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. Visit the Fort of San Felipe...

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Featured Cartagena CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Meet some colourful new friends along the way.

18-Day Panama Canal from New York

Cross this experience off of your bucket list. | Panama Canal: 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards - Cruise Critic.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Manzanillo (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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Watch for sea lions along Cabo’s famous El Arco.

19-Day Panama Canal from Los Angeles

Go from LA to NYC via daylight transit through the Panama Canal. | Panama Canal: 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards - Cruise Critic.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Manzanillo (Mexico); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Cartagena (Colombia); Santa Marta (Colombia); Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curacao); Kralendijk (Bonaire);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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Get your camera ready for picture perfect Cartegena.

14-Day Panama Canal from Miami

Sail aboard Norwegian Star, masterfully refurbished in 2018.
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Acapulco (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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