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Central America Cruises

Central America is famously rich in history, culture and diversity, with many natural wonders along the way. The ancient ruins of the Mayan civilisation, stunning sandy beaches and an exciting Spanish atmosphere are nestled among the fantastic colonial architecture Central America has to offer. Central American Cruise destinations include the Mexican Riviera, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. Central America is an adventurer’s paradise whether you enjoy strapping on a pair of hiking boots and trekking into the rainforest or kicking back and relaxing on the beach and exploring the beautiful warm waters.

Why cruise Central America?

Central America benefits from year round sunshine and a warm climate, especially in the coastal regions so it is possible to cruise here year round making it an attractive destination for those in both the northern and southern hemispheres trying to get some winter sunshine. A cruise to Central America offers up so many diverse countries for you to visit and the opportunities for trips and excursions are varied with something to suit everyone from kayaking through crystal clear waters to the beautiful rainforests of Costa Rica’s national parks. Whatever you are into, one of Central America’s many destinations are sure to cater for your inner-adventurer.

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Central American Destinations

A cruise to Central America has many starting destinations so picking where you want to start and end your cruise is part of fun. Some people choose to start in the USA whereas some choose to fly direct to Central American destinations and commence their cruise with a voyage through the Panama Canal. Wherever you choose to start, there are lots of different itineraries to suit your budget, your schedule and your interests whether you enjoy historic ruins or diving in the clear waters. Here’s a list of Central American destinations you can choose to cruise:

• Panama • Panama Canal • Costa Rica • Mexico • Guatemala • Nicaragua • El Salvador • Honduras • Belize

Who's sailing to Central America?

Depending on where you start your cruise will dictate which cruise line you choose to go with so if you have a preferred cruise line company make sure you check out the list below to see where they are sailing from. There are a wide range of cruise lines operating in Central America and the Panama Canal so make sure you check out what each of the cruise lines has to offer from great kids’ clubs to five star dining and on board entertainment. Here is a list of all the cruise lines currently operating in Central America:

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Lindblad Expeditions
  • Windstar Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Sea Cloud Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Variety Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Tauck
  • Voyages of Discovery

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    When is the best time to go to Central America?

    With year round sunshine, especially in coastal regions, Central America is an attractive destination any time of the year. There is however a wet and dry season to take into consideration with the dry season running from December to April making it a great winter getaway for those in the Northern Hemisphere. The Caribbean side of Central America does have a dry season in September and October which makes for a great Spring break for those travelling from New Zealand and Australia. As you would imagine, the busiest time to cruise is in the dry season and especially around the Christmas holidays. A good alternative is to travel in the quieter wet season when short heavy bursts are interspersed with sunny warm days.

    Find out more and book today

    To choose your Central American cruise simply click on the cruise lines above or alternatively us the search function on the left of the page to enter the dates and destination. If you are new to cruising or you have any questions, check out our FAQ section for more information. If you are looking for more personal advice do not hesitate to give our travel consultants a call and we will be more than happy to help to plan your dream cruise to Central America. Happy cruising!

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