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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Stroll through the famous promenade - The Malecón in Havana

13-Day Cuba, Caribbean & Panama Canal from Miami

Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line in 2017 - World Travel Awards.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Havana (Cuba); Harvest Caye (Belize); Roatan (Bay Islands); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Colon (Panama); Cartagena (Colombia); Santa Marta (Colombia); Oranjestad (Aruba);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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Make new memories on a Panama Canal Cruise

14-Day Panama Canal Round-trip from Tampa (Variation)

SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tampa (Florida);
George Town (Grand Cayman); Falmouth (Jamaica); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colon (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Tampa (Florida);
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Stroll along Playa Blanca’s turquoise waters.

14-Day Panama Canal Round-trip from Tampa

Take "The World's Greatest Shortcut" – the Panama Canal. | Experience Norwegian Pearl, which was refurbished in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tampa (Florida);
George Town (Grand Cayman); Ocho Rios (Jamaica); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colon (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Tampa (Florida);
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