And Central American cruises are just as diverse, with passengers able to choose from tours which take in the marvels of the Panama Canal and discover the region's pre-Columbian history.
The Panama Canal itself is not only a means of transport for cruise ships, but a unique sightseeing destination in itself. One of the world's most important waterways it is an engineering feat and one of the most crucial trade routes on the globe.
Central America cruises also provide ample opportunity for watersports while some even combine Central America cruises with voyages to other nearby destinations such as Mexico and Caribbean island destinations.
Holidaymakers travelling on Central America cruises can expect to see lush rainforests, turquoise waters and idyllic beaches.
Central America traditionally consists of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
For those who want to take cruises on the Panama Canal, the season runs from October to April, with the rainy season ending in November.
Onshore excursions for holidaymakers can include trips to Puntarenas in Costa Rica. Bask in the hot springs on the slopes of the active Arenal volcano or visit the rain forests at Pura Vida Gardens. Another popular excursion is to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
In Costa Rica, holidaymakers can visit Tortuguero National Park where they can see a variety of weird and wonderful creatures such as green tortoises, crocodiles, monkeys and exotic birds. Adventurous types can also try their hand at white water rafting on the Revantazon River.