Cartagena

Colombia

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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, jewelry, native crafts and clothing. View our Port Shopping Guide.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxi ride to anything around town is very affordable; yet, organized 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. Begin with a stop at San Felipe de Barajas situated outside the ...

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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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Cartagena: A Pirate's Land

Explore the historical districts within Cartagena’s walled Old Town on a leisurely walk past the most revealing landmark...

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Harvest Caye, Belize

11-Day Panama Canal Round-trip Miami: Mexico, Costa Rica & Belize

Best Cruise Line in the Panama Canal & Central America -- 2018 Cruise Critic Choice Awards. | See the Panama Canal, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colón (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Roatán (Bay Islands); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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Harvest Caye, Belize

11-Day Panama Canal Round-trip Miami: Mexico, Costa Rica & Belize

Best Cruise Line in the Panama Canal & Central America -- 2018 Cruise Critic Choice Awards. | See the Panama Canal, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colón (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Roatán (Bay Islands); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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San Diego, California

16-Day Panama Canal from Miami to Los Angeles

Experience a daylight transit through the Panama Canal. | Hop aboard Norwegian Encore, our newest and most exciting ship.
SHIP Norwegian Encore
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Cartagena (Colombia); Colón (Panama); Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) (Costa Rica); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); San Diego (California);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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