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Cruises to Santa Marta

Beautiful Salguero Beach in Santa Marta, Colombia (Photo: Ekaterina McClaud/Shutterstock)

About Santa Marta

Santa Marta, the oldest city in Colombia, is a colorful destination nestled between lush jungles and the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. Santa Marta cruises allow visitors to embark on shore excursions to nearby waterfalls, Tayrona National Park or to kick back and relax on splendid beaches.

View brightly hued Spanish Colonial architecture on a tour around town, or head farther afield and see how one of Colombia's most well-known exports -- coffee -- is harvested. In town, tasty Colombian dishes abound, including fresh fish tacos, coconut rice and ceviche.

  • Why go to Santa Marta?

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Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Jewel

10 Night
Panama Canal-panama CityDetails

2,295 Reviews
Leaving:Panama City
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 22, 2023
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Nautica
Nautica

10 Night
Caribbean - Southern CruiseDetails

355 Reviews
Leaving:Cartagena
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Dec 13, 2024
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Norwegian Pearl
Norwegian Pearl

12 Night
Panama Canal - MiamiDetails

2,332 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Dec 21, 2022
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Nautica
Nautica

44 Night
World CruiseDetails

355 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Nov 9, 2024
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Virgin Voyages

11 Night
Colombian & Southern Caribbean Coastlines 11d Onx-...Details

109 Reviews
Leaving:Colon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Mar 16, 2024
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12 Night
South America CruiseDetails

Leaving:Colon
Cruise Line:Ponant
Mar 17, 2023
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20 Night
World CruiseDetails

355 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Dec 3, 2024
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16 Night
Carnival Journeys - Panama CanalDetails

1,045 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
Apr 16, 2023
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14 Night
Windward Islands & Spanish New World 14d Blb-bgiDetails

111 Reviews
Leaving:Balboa
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jan 6, 2024
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18 Night
Reefs & Rainforests: The Caribbean, Colombia, Pana...Details

101 Reviews
Leaving:Puntarenas
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Mar 3, 2024
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7 Night
Spanish Treasures Via The Panama Canal 7d Orj-ptyDetails

121 Reviews
Leaving:Aruba
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Feb 25, 2023
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14 Night
Windward Islands & Spanish New World 14d Bgi-blbDetails

111 Reviews
Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Nov 25, 2023
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24 Night
The Atlantic Migration & Panama CanalDetails

Leaving:St. John's
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Oct 2, 2022
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7 Night
Spanish Treasures Via The Panama Canal 7d Orj-ptyDetails

121 Reviews
Leaving:Aruba
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jan 28, 2023
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14 Night
Panama Canal & The Humboldt RouteDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Oct 12, 2022
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Why go to Santa Marta?

Pros:

Find lively bars and restaurants on popular Rodadero Beach.

Cons:

Parts of Santa Marta can be unsafe for tourists, especially at night.

Bottom Line:

Picturesque Santa Marta is rich in natural wonders and historical sites.


Santa Marta Cruise Reviews
We only visited the bird aviary at the port. It was wonderful. One of the best parts of the trip.Read More
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Casey2828
we booked a VERY EXPENSIVE tour to a beach at a private resort including lunch through the ship. enroute the tour guide told us to stay at the pool - we would be hounded by vendors on the PUBLIC beach if we swam on Read More
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BWCW3885
I stayed on the ship and my husband took the Ecological Expedition which he enjoyed although it was very hot.Read More
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theoz
For a country that has so much money from coffee, oil and illegal drugs, it should be ashamed of the vast slums that 70% of its people are compelled to live in. The “ecological expedition” was kind of hokey but it wRead More
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