Central America—Tropical paradise

Experience some of the most beautiful, and exotic wildlife on the planet. Snorkel with colorful sea life, walk through vibrant coastal communities, and immerse yourself in the tropical environment of your dreams.

Cruising Central America with Hurtigruten

Through our wide range of land or sea activities, get closer and spend more time exploring the natural beauty that awaits you. Our ships are much smaller than the big ships usually seen in these parts, allowing you to visit remote coastal communities and hidden island gems.

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A view of the coastal town of Bocas del Toro, Panama
A view of the coastal town of Bocas del Toro, Panama

Why Cruise to Central America

Turquoise waters and warm sand beaches are what many envision when they long for a destination getaway. Visit Central American coastal communities, ranging from vibrant, cosmopolitan cities to isolated villages nestled in gorgeous pockets of rainforest. Visit sleepy fishing towns with soft sandy beaches, ancient Maya ruins, and national parks that are home to some of the most exotic wildlife on the planet.

A view of the coastal town of Bocas del Toro, Panama
A view of the coastal town of Bocas del Toro, Panama
Hiking through the rainforest, Central America
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Activities

Meaningful exploration doesn’t just mean tracing the Caribbean coastline, it means going ashore to hike to ancient ruins, snorkeling among coral reefs, and watching for wildlife in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions.

Hiking through the rainforest, Central America
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Capuchin monkeys, Costa Rica
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Wildlife

Howler monkey calls and the hum of insects create a captivating soundtrack that reverberates through the jungle. Flashes of color from the plumage of toucans and macaws decorate the lush, emerald canopy. The striking azure waters teem with life, including vibrant coral reefs, shimmering fish, sea turtles, and manta rays.

Capuchin monkeys, Costa Rica
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Sustainability

Sustainability

Hurtigruten was the first major travel company to remove single-use plastic from all of our ships, restaurants and hotels. We are constantly improving how we reduce, recycle and handle our waste – and are sharing everything we learn along the way. Our crews and guests collect metric tons of waste from beaches every year and are educated and trained in conservation. Hurtigruten spreads awareness about pollution in every way we can, engages in strategic partnerships, works with relevant organizations, and conducts research and real-time monitoring of the oceans.

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Puerto Chiapas Tonina, Mexico
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Puerto Chiapas Tonina, Mexico
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