Panama Canal Cruises

Experience the Man-Made Magic of the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is a man-made, 48-mile-long waterway that was created to connect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This made sailing from the West Coast of the U.S. to the East Coast and South America — and beyond — far faster. Trade between nations has also increased due to this modern technological marvel.

Panama Canal cruises are sometimes split into two categories: partial and full transits. For instance, a partial transit might sail round trip from Fort Lauderdale, through Gatun Locks to Gatun Lake, and offer stops in beautiful Central American and Caribbean ports, including Cartagena, Limón, Ocho Rios, and Aruba.

Full transit Panama Canal cruises sail one way. You may depart from a west coast city such as Los Angeles or Vancouver, cruise through the Pedro Miguel, Gatun, and Miraflores Locks, and stop in the Caribbean and Central America before sailing up to an East Coast destination port like Miami.

Fleets that offer Panama Canal cruises are as luxurious or as low-key as you like. They include: Oceania, Holland America, Princess, Norwegian, and Seabourn.

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Acapulco City Orientation with Cliff Divers
$49

Experience the many highlights of Acapulco, including a show by the world-famous cliff divers!

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Cabo Golden Coast Cruise and Snorkel
$59

Snorkel the pristine waters of Cabo San Lucas. Afterwards, cruise to the famous Arch, the sea lion colony and Lovers Beach.

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Leisurely Rainforest Experience and Mir...
$109

Panama’s unique geographic location has resulted in a wealth of diversity in plant, animal, and bird life and the impassable rainforest around Gatun Lake.

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Stingray City and Two Snorkel Stops
$69

This motor boat trip (with an average group size of only 30 people) visits Stingray City and makes two snorkel stops at the Barrier Reef.

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Exclusive Puerto Vallarta City Tour
$58

Get to know the city from the perspective of a local.

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Puntarenas Area Highlights
$139

See the most important aspects of the Central Pacific Coast and the rich wildlife of this fascinating region on this exciting tour.

 

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Norwegian Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Jade
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11 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
 $699
as little as $64.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami, Fl
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Colon, Panama
  • Panama Canal/gatun Lake,panama, At Sea
  • Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
  • Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
  • Harvest Caye, Belize
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Miami, Fl
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Norwegian Cruises
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"2016 Gold List" Conde Nast
14 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Los Angeles
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as little as $57.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Los Angeles, Ca
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Acapulco, Mexico
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • New Orleans, La
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10 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Tampa/St.Petersburg
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as little as $83.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Tampa, Fl
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Panama Canal Partial Transit
  • Limon, Costa Rica
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Tampa, Fl
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10 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Fort Lauderdale
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 $898
as little as $90.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Princess Cays
  • Cartagena
  • Panama Canal - Gatun Lake
  • Cristobal
  • Limon
  • Grand Cayman
  • Fort Lauderdale
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15 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From San Francisco
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  • Ports of Call:
  • San Francisco, Ca
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • Puerto Chiapas, Mexico
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Transit Panama Canal, At Sea
  • Cartagena, Colombia
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