Cruise to Cartagena

Welcome to the past. Cartagena's famous 17th-century walled Old City and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and will stand out among the many attractions of any cruise. You'll learn why as you stroll the winding streets, past horse-drawn carriages, outdoor cafés, bistros, torch-lit restaurants and overhanging balconies. Savvy shoppers know that 98 percent of the world's emeralds come from Colombia; local crafts also make great gifts and keepsakes. Playa Blanca — white beach — is aptly titled for sun-seekers. So much to see, so little time. Fuel up on Colombian coffee and don't waste a second finding out why Cartagena is an underrated gem.