Arriving at the harbor of this mesmerizing city and realizing people is already waiting for you noticing your name tagged on a big banner is a very heartwarming experience. It's Duran Duran Tours style.
Living a cruise trip it's a great experience, ideal moment to relax not only on-board but touring port cities where you have chance to go in with local people.
Don't let anyone to dismay you about take in Cartagena de Indias; It's safe, people are cool, our emeralds are real and you get assurances from the Colombian government, otherwise, cruises would not stop by here. Simple.
As a tip, it's useful and preferable to pay cash, but there are a lot of stores and local business where you are able to make electronic payments too.