Central America Cruises
DISCOVER MODERN WONDERS IN AN ANCIENT WORLD AS YOU JOURNEY THROUGH CENTRAL AMERICA
A diverse and exciting region, Central America combines sandy beaches, dense tropical jungles and a dramatic historical backdrop, making it the ultimate luxury cruise destination for those who wish to relax and explore in equal measure. Linking the southern and northern regions of America, Central America consists of seven countries; Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
For history lovers, the ruins left behind by the ancient Mayan civilisations in Belize and Guatemala will thrill and excite, whilst those who wish to experience the hustle and bustle of a thriving Central American city should choose an itinerary that includes a stop in Panama, where you’ll be able to take in the colourful, cosmopolitan vibrancy of Panama City.
Central America is the home of the Panama Canal , the man-made waterway that was built to aid the vital trafficking of exported goods and cargo and is now recognised as one of the Modern Wonders of the World. An iconic feat of engineering, the Panama Canal winds through the country from its capital to the city of Colon, which is situated on the Caribbean Sea coast.
CRUISE LINES THAT VISIT CENTRAL AMERICA
Central America voyage options are varied and offered across many cruise lines – you can even head out on an expedition voyage in the region with the likes of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Ponant Cruises.
If you would rather stick to a more traditional experience, then Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Silversea, Holland America Line and Regent Seven Seas are just some of the lines that sail the region. Itineraries and durations vary – with some offering full Panama Canal transits and others partial – but the overall Central America experience remains level. British based lines, such as Fred. Olsen and P&O Cruises, also offer no-fly options – you can sail roundtrip from Southampton on a several-week long journey.
WHEN TO VISIT CENTRAL AMERICA ON A CRUISE
The dry season is often noted as the best time to visit Central America and this runs from December to April – this of course being peak tourist season. Temperatures around this time are pleasant and the humidity is less intrusive. The rainy season runs from April to December with hurricane season landing in September and October, especially on the Caribbean coast.
Book your Central America cruise with The Cruise Line
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