From Havana to Panama, picture-perfect ports to jungle retreats, Caribbean islands to Pacific beaches – Central America seems to have it all.

Travel through the Pacific Ocean and you’ll be sailing the coast of Panama and Costa Rica. Explore the ports of Puerto Jiminez and Punta Patino, trek the jungles of national parks and the Osa Peninsula, and lounge on Pearl Island beaches with stunning coral reefs just a short paddle away. The Caribbean offers voyagers the distinctive culture and architecture of Havana, the beauty and craftsmanship of Vinales, and the colours and history of Trinidad. Drop anchor in nautical settlements like Cienfuegos and Maria la Gorda to see a side of Cuba that land-goers often miss.

Adventure Cruises in Central America

8 Days From 3340

Join Peregrine and experience the best Central American small ship adventure cruise...

8 Days From 3340

Join Peregrine for the best Central American small ship adventure, cruising along the...

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A world of travel in your hands

Cruising along the famous coastlines and waterways is one of life's real treasures, the kind you circle in the calendar and greedily count down the days towards. You've saved for this, earned this, and we want to help you enjoy every moment right down to the final drop of Grecian wine at sunset.

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Highlights of cruising Central America

Street in Havana, Cuba

Sultry afternoons in Havana

Nowhere else is quite like Cuba’s capital, Havana. Crumbling colonial monuments and baroque buildings line the streets of Habana Vieja, while classic American cars crawl along the seaside Malecon strip. Explore the Plaza de la Revolucion to find the giant mural of Che Guevara, and visit Finca Vigia, the house that Hemingway called home.

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The Pearl islands in the north Pacific Ocean

Discover the treasures of the Pearl Islands

The Pearl Islands lie in the North Pacific Ocean, harboured by the Gulf of Panama, with almost 250 largely uninhabited islands to explore. Historically a haven for Spanish conquistadors, Caribbean pirates and even Iranian Shahs, the islands are best known today for their swimming and snorkelling locales, as well as their prime whale watching sites.

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Tobacco farm in Vinales Valley of Cuba

Step back in time in Vinales Valley

The lush mountainsides of Vinales Valley provide an idyllic backdrop for puffing on a hand-rolled Cuban cigar with the farmers who grew the tobacco. The valley is surrounded by the beautiful Sierra de los Organos mountains where farmers still practise the traditional agricultural techniques that make their cigars world-renowned.

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Monkeys in a tree top at Manuel Antonio National Park of Costa Rica

Spot monkeys and toucans in Manuel Antonio National Park

In a country with more than its fair share of protected rainforest, Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the smallest but most beautiful and biodiverse reserves in Costa Rica. Hike through tropical jungle to find sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and 184 species of bird. From nearby beaches, you might even spot the dolphins and whales that pass through.

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Panama City buildings and the yachts

Explore the locks and docks of Panama City

The skyscrapers of Panama City rise in a stretch of glass and concrete, pressed between the blue of the Pacific at the city’s face and the green of the rainforest at its back. Visit the old town that still lies in 15th century ruin, and watch as colossal ships ascend through the locks of the Panama Canal.

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Jungle and the beach side of Osa Peninsulak

Wander spectacular Osa Peninsula

The remote Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica is covered in dense rainforest that provides shelter to giant anteaters, tapirs and jaguars. Even a short trek through the jungle is likely to reveal all manner of tropical birds and reptiles, possibly even a squirrel monkey or a harpy eagle.

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