Palm trees, ancient ruins and beaches
These cruises venture into the cultural cornucopia of Central America. We are able to include many highlights in our 2 week cruises, from Mayan ruins in Mexico to the native wildlife of Belize and Costa Rica’s rainforests, national parks and gardens.
SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:
Ocho Rios - A variety of Jamaican experiences including walks to rainforest waterfalls and through yam plantations, all with entertaining local guides.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - With a local guide we walk the cobbled streets lined with 15th and 16th century buildings that remind you of the city’s unique history.
Cozumel, Mexico - Lying of the coast of Yucatan, we visit the eco-park, Chankanaab, a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees, iguanas and sea turtles. The haven of the National Marine Park boasts stunning beaches and beautiful botanical gardens.
Belize City, Belize - We visit the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary for a short walk along the trail where some 360 species of birds have been spotted before taking a boat trip on the lagoon.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica - One of the oldest cities in South America, we explore the enchanting town and maybe visit the Botanical Gardens and one of the National Parks.
Colón, Panama - Our day is split between a visit to one of the world’s great engineering feats, the Panama Canal and San Lorenzo Fort and Reserve, where we cross an old set of canal locks at Gatun.
Cartagena de Indias, Columbia - We have a guide with us to explore the captivating old city, new town and the colonial district.
Willemstad, Curaçao - We walk around Caracas Bay viewing the Dutch Colonial Fort and historical remains. Later we explore Willemstad with its 750 historic buildings.