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Caribbean and Central America Cruises

From verdant volcanic peaks to coral-filled waters, Mayan temples, and exotic wildlife – Central America and the Caribbean have it all.

Central America Expedition Cruises

Discover a different side of this incredible region. Our Central America and Caribbean cruises take you where the big ships can’t: sleepy fishing villages, small coastal communities and remote islands. Immerse yourself in the tropical wildlife, diverse ecosystems and pre-Columbian history as you visit Belize, Costa Rica, Columbia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico and Panama. See our itineraries, activities and offers.

Expedition cruises to Central America

Choose from 10 to 17-day trips. Explore Central America’s Pacific coast and visit some of the Caribbean’s best paradises on a Caribbean island cruise.

Activities in Central America

  • Enjoy included and optional activities on your Central America trip like hiking up a volcano, snorkeling among sharks, or kayaking in crystal waters.

  • Your Expedition Team will give talks, guide hikes, and landings, and take you expedition boat cruising.

Central American Wildlife

You’ll visit UNESCO biosphere reserves, national parks and mangrove forests, home to turtles, tropical birds, monkeys, dolphins and manta rays.

Unbelievable sights

Discover the pristine beaches, lagoons, atolls and reefs that this region is famous for.

Cruising off the coast of Stornoway, Scotland. Photo: Tom Woodstock / Ultrasharp

Discover our latest offers

From discounted voyages to flight inclusive deals - we have a range of unmissable offers to help you experience some of the world's most breathtaking destinations.

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Tropical adventures

Animal lovers, bird watchers and photographers will relish the wealth of dream settings. Snorkel, kayak or paddleboard among colourful marine life. Or go off the beaten track on nature landings.

Activities in Central America and the Caribbean

Embark on a Central America and Caribbean cruise rich in culture, history and biodiversity. Whether you're an active adventurer or prefer to take things more sedately, there's a range of included and optional activities for everyone. Trek through the rainforest, tour ancient ruins, snorkel among coral reefs and much more together with our Expedition Team. See some of them here.

World Class Cacao Experience

Visit the Ngäbe community’s cacao plantation and learn how they make chocolate from bean to bar.

Best of Bocas Snorkeling Tour

Discover the vibrant underwater world of Bocas on this snorkeling tour of Bastimentos National Marine Park.

Providencia Island Tour

Take a scenic drive around the island of Providencia and visit the stunning beach at Southwest Bay.

* Please note that these are optional activities; an additional cost may apply.

Diverse wildlife habitats

Central America and the Caribbean are home to lowland rainforests, beaches, mangrove swamps and waterfalls – each rich with incredible wildlife.

Central America and Caribbean wildlife

You’ll experience a thrilling mix of wildlife in Central America and the Caribbean. The calls of howler monkeys and the hum of insects reverberate through the jungle. The colourful plumage of toucans and macaws decorate the lush emerald canopy. And its waters hide vibrant coral reefs, home to shimmering fish, sea turtles, and manta rays.

Lost civilisations

On our Central America and Caribbean cruises, you’ll visit fascinating archaeological sites with your Expedition Team, and discover the history and traditions of the Aztec, Maya and Caribs peoples.

Expedition Team Central America and Caribbean

Your Expedition Team will introduce you to the rich history, cultures, communities and wildlife of Central America in lectures and as your guides on activities. Explore with them in the Science Center, on walks, landings and while expedition boat cruising.

Expedition Ships to Central America and the Caribbean

With so many things see and do on our different itineraries, you might want some help in deciding which expedition cruise is best for you. Give us a call, tell us what you’re looking for, and our experts will be happy to guide you.

Helping local communities

Take part in environmental initiatives and support local community projects as you explore. Join us to donate supplies to a school in Granada, Nicaragua.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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