263 Cartagena (Colombia) Cruise Reviews

Again, we were not allowed to walk around the town. However, at the terminal there is a little zoo full of peacocks, monkeys, swans, toucans, parrots, anteaters, and other local animals. It was fascinating! Watch your toes though. The ... Read More
Again, we were not allowed to walk around the town. However, at the terminal there is a little zoo full of peacocks, monkeys, swans, toucans, parrots, anteaters, and other local animals. It was fascinating! Watch your toes though. The toucans are aggressive and can draw blood. The parrots will pul the button off the top of your cap too. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
great time, loved the birds but oh my is it warm!! 100% humidity so dress appropriately. There's also loads of birds at the port so decide if you need to travel 45mins via bus each way to this one.
great time, loved the birds but oh my is it warm!! 100% humidity so dress appropriately. There's also loads of birds at the port so decide if you need to travel 45mins via bus each way to this one. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Not enough time to Hop on and Off, did the walking tour around the walled city. William was very knowledgeable.
Not enough time to Hop on and Off, did the walking tour around the walled city. William was very knowledgeable. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Got a van with guide and driver at the port. He did the same city tour as they offered on the ship. Paid $120. for 4 people
Got a van with guide and driver at the port. He did the same city tour as they offered on the ship. Paid $120. for 4 people Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
hop on hop off gives you a quick tour on a bus if you cannot walk much but also an optional walk for the same price with a guide or to get off at various stopson your own
hop on hop off gives you a quick tour on a bus if you cannot walk much but also an optional walk for the same price with a guide or to get off at various stopson your own Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I walked around, which was all I wanted to do. In the past I went on an excusion and enjoyed it, going through the mangroves. This time I walked through the ports bird sanctuary, and then to the river and some fort/ church looking place.
I walked around, which was all I wanted to do. In the past I went on an excusion and enjoyed it, going through the mangroves. This time I walked through the ports bird sanctuary, and then to the river and some fort/ church looking place. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We had visited Cartagena previously and did trips there but for those just wanting to sample the atmosphere of Columbia there is a great free wildlife park at the entrance to the port where you will find a range of tropical birds, monkets ... Read More
We had visited Cartagena previously and did trips there but for those just wanting to sample the atmosphere of Columbia there is a great free wildlife park at the entrance to the port where you will find a range of tropical birds, monkets and other wild life. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I am very comfortable in Spanish. If you are not I recommend taking an excursion. The only reason I put this as not excellent was because of the swarming taxi drivers who literally drove DH back to the ship! He was soo frustrated with ... Read More
I am very comfortable in Spanish. If you are not I recommend taking an excursion. The only reason I put this as not excellent was because of the swarming taxi drivers who literally drove DH back to the ship! He was soo frustrated with them that I ended up visiting on my own! After trying to make a deal(unsuccessfully) with taxi drivers I finally gained some sympathy when DH left and found one willing to take me to the fort and city and stay and wait for me while I visited for a few hours.I am not sure we would have gotten this deal if DH had stayed but they dealt with me, a woman alone a bit differently! I loved the city as it reminded me of European ones. I will say that the vendors were very pushy but they were polite when I told them I wouldn't be buying anything.Actually I used my husband as an excuse saying that he has all my money!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
One of the oldest (European) cities in the Americas. The Fortress is historic, large and challenging.
One of the oldest (European) cities in the Americas. The Fortress is historic, large and challenging. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Another private cab day, with obligatory stop at an emerald shop. Merchants in Cartagena are VERY aggressive, you couldn't walk 5 feet without jewelry, tablecloths and knock-off sunglasses being waved in your face. The aggression ... Read More
Another private cab day, with obligatory stop at an emerald shop. Merchants in Cartagena are VERY aggressive, you couldn't walk 5 feet without jewelry, tablecloths and knock-off sunglasses being waved in your face. The aggression really took away from our visit, it was hard to enjoy the beautiful city. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
The old city is wonderful and the fort is great. Wonderful little restaurant across the street from the McDonalds and Burger King. I would go and stay here!
The old city is wonderful and the fort is great. Wonderful little restaurant across the street from the McDonalds and Burger King. I would go and stay here! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
While you may want to take a trip into the old town for the history. I was content with the "Oasis" that they have set up just south of the pier. A nice gift shop with jewelry, t-shirts, and souvenirs is there, but just the the ... Read More
While you may want to take a trip into the old town for the history. I was content with the "Oasis" that they have set up just south of the pier. A nice gift shop with jewelry, t-shirts, and souvenirs is there, but just the the right of the shop entrance is "Juan Valdez Coffee", The frozen coffee is a wonderful refresher, but get the freeze dried coffee with cocoa, if the crew hasn't bought it all first. A small nature preserve is on site with more parrots than you can count. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
At the pier there was a nice rainforest display with flamingos, parrots and monkeys, as well as souvenirs. We shared a taxi to the clock tower gate to the old city, walked the wall and visited the Gold Museum
At the pier there was a nice rainforest display with flamingos, parrots and monkeys, as well as souvenirs. We shared a taxi to the clock tower gate to the old city, walked the wall and visited the Gold Museum Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
The old city of Cartagena was beautiful, and well worth going (with or without an excursion). I took a taxi into the old town (shared with other cruisers), and then wandered around the town for a few hours....I would have stayed longer if ... Read More
The old city of Cartagena was beautiful, and well worth going (with or without an excursion). I took a taxi into the old town (shared with other cruisers), and then wandered around the town for a few hours....I would have stayed longer if it hadn't been so hot and humid. Decades ago, Cartagena was considered a risky city, but these days the old city is safe and, even wandering around as a solo woman or taking a taxi back to the ship alone, I was not worried at all about safety. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018

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