Cultural Caribbean and the Americas

Departed 6th Jan 2022 34 nights Sails from Southampton Borealis S2202A
Squirrel monkey, Costa Rica Squirrel monkey, Costa Rica

Experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery on board Borealis, sailing around the Caribbean Sea and visiting beautiful islands and captivating cities in the Americas famed for their history, culture and connections to the region’s native wildlife. After a memorable journey across the Atlantic, stopping at the verdant Azores en route, the adventure really begins in the Caribbean; you’ll have chances to discover Antigua’s historic sites and beaches, and ride the famous scenic railway of St Kitts. Then you’re in for a taste of Colombian culture. Be engrossed in ancient history of Cartagena de Indias, with its centuries-old city walls, fortifications and fine colonial Spanish architecture, and follow the route of Colombian coffee production perhaps in Santa Marta. [ReadMore]

A visit to Panama and the city of Colon affords opportunities to tour to the Gatun Lock and Lake area of the remarkable Panama Canal, or journey to Portobelo to follow in the tracks of Columbus and Drake, before continuing onwards for potential encounters with amazing wildlife. In Costa Rica, during an overnight stay in Puerto Limon, you can join a boat tour and venture deep into tropical rainforest via narrow canals to seek-out monkeys, sloths, toucans and much more, while you have a chance to go in search of fauna such as iguanas, crocodiles and manatees on a river tour from Belize City in Belize. Coral reefs and rainforests alive with fauna and flora are within reach on tour on the Mexican island of Cozumel too, though here you might prefer to get a fascinating insight into the history of Mayan civilisations at sites like Chichen Itza and shrines dedicated to Ixchel. Your time in the Americas will then conclude in the Caribbean, stopping in the Bahamas to sample paradise amongst beautiful beaches, warm crystal-clear waters and laid-back cities alive with colourful culture, before it's on to Madeira as you head for home. 

Please be advised the cruise itinerary has changed from that originally published – see revised itinerary for more details.