New in 2013Disney Cruise Line® goes to Cartagena, Colombia! With its cobblestone streets, historic architecture and vibrant markets, this charming South American port city beckons you to relax and unwind.
Founded in 1533 by Spanish explorers, this destination is rich in history and was once popular amongst pirates and plunderers. Today, beautifully refurbished dungeons and fortresses have been transformed into shops and museumsand allude to the city's storied past. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, the city's largest fortress, is just one of the spectacular sights that await you in Cartagena. Throughout the city, additional historic attractions await, along with outstanding shopping and sumptuous dining experiences.
The principal language of Cartagena, Colombia is Spanish, but English is also commonly spoken.
The Colombian Peso is the official currency of Cartagena, but most places will accept U.S. dollars. Major credit cards are also commonly accepted.
The average temperature high in Cartagena is approximately 88 F°; the average low is 75 F°.
- Cartagena Safety
Cartagena is a resort destination and considered very safe, but Disney Cruise Line Guests are always advised to follow safety precautions to protect valuables. Please follow these tips to help ensure that you have a fun and safe vacation.
Busy tourist areas and outdoor festivals are favorite locations for pick-pockets. Always be conscious of your personal belongings and surroundings.
It is a good practice to keep your wallet in your front pocket and any bags securely zipped.