Cruising to Cartagena will allow you to enjoy its unique culture, history, beaches, and, of course, indulge in a little salsa dancing. It will also enable you to enjoy warm weather whatever time of year you visit. April is the hottest month, with an average of 29°C, and January the coldest, with average temperatures of 27°C.
A popular cruise destination for many operators including P&O, Royal Caribbean International and Windstar Cruises, the port of Cartagena is one of the most modern in South America and one of the busiest in Colombia. As your ship cruises towards the harbour, look out for the two ancient Spanish forts near Bocachica and then those of Castillo Grande and Manzanillo. In the country’s colonial past, an underwater chain would be raised from the sea bed between the forts as pirate ships appeared, then tightened and held fast. Then, with their cannons, the forts would fire on the pirate ships.