Cartagena

Spain

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Cruises To Cartagena

Along the Mediterranean coast of Spain lies a seaport that traces its history back to the Roman Empire. Today manicured promenades lined with palm trees lead you to ancient ruins surviving marvelously between modern-day buildings. This is an urban explorer’s paradise. But whether you choose to marvel at archaeological discoveries at the museum of the Roman Theatre or stroll the picturesque Paseo Alfonso XII, you will eventually get hungry. At which point, you’ll have delicious options in every direction of this historic port.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Cartagena Spain
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how are you?" in Spanish: "como estas?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Jewelry, souvenirs and native crafts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions for sightseeing, wine tasting, La Manga & Roman Theater. Buses and taxis available.
    • Famous For
      Stop by the Castle of Conception, built over the remains of the Moorish Alcazar, where you'll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the city and harbor.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Because of it's geographic position and an array of inhabitants/cultures, Cartagena has become a melting pot for rich history and culture.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Settled by the Moors in the 9th century and conquered by the Christians in the 13th, the city of Murcia offers a fascinating history dating back 30,000 years.

Cartagena TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Go Local - Cartagena: Traditional Market

Explore two lively markets in downtown Cartagena; one for food and the second a favorite locale for handmade jewelry and...

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Go Local - Recipes with 1001 Stories

Tour a country estate with one of the owners, who will regale you with stories of the family’s history as a prelude to a...

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Best of Murcia & Cartagena

Discover Murcia, the capital of the province and Cartagena - a crossroad of cultures with a fascinating history dating b...

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Cartagena by Trolley Train

See the highlights of Cartagena by trolley train, a delightful mode of transportation that will take you to historically...

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10-Day Europe from London to Rome: Italy, France, Spain & Portugal

World Travel Awards: Europe’s Leading Cruise Line, 2008-2020. | Norwegian Star’s indoor Lap Pool includes a Thermal Suite.
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Europe's Leading Cruise Line, 13 years in a row - World Travel Awards. | Experience the transatlantic journey of a lifetime!
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy); Cannes (France); Barcelona (Spain); Cartagena (Spain); Granada (Malaga) (Spain); Seville (Cádiz) (Spain); Funchal (Madeira); Ponta Delgada (Azores);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rio de Janeiro (Brazil);
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