Board the Carnival Freedom® in Galveston, Texas, for a 14-night cruise to the Panama Canal, making stops in the Caribbean along the way. After 2 days at sea, arrive in beautiful Grand Cayman, popular for its dive-friendly barrier reefs, 200-year-old nature trails, championship golf courses and sweeping beaches. Next, enjoy a day in Aruba, the ideal combination of sun-drenched beaches, unbeatable shopping and national parkland rich in vibrant flora and fauna. From there, head to Bonaire, an island known for its proximity to coral reefs and ideal scuba diving conditions. Sail to Cartagena, Colombia, for a chance to enjoy the coastal city’s colonial architecture, churches and museums. Enter the Panama Canal and cruise through its turquoise waters for a day before re-entering the Caribbean. Continue to Limon, Costa Rica, a city with a thriving fruit economy. When you arrive in Cozumel, Mexico, walk around charming downtown San Miguel and visit the Coral Reefs Monument, or look for handicrafts and mementos of your trip in local shops. After another relaxing day at sea, return to Galveston and disembark.
What we love:
• The Caribbean’s ABC Islands off the northern shore of South America consist of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
• Cartagena houses the most extensive fortifications in South America, and the Cartagena Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments were named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.
• Cozumel boasts an underwater world filled with fascinating sea creatures and world-famous diving sites, including the Santa Rosa Wall and Palancar Reef.