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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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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  • chancerain Wednesday 81° | 79°
  • chancerain Thursday 81° | 79°
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Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Symphony
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14 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Puerta Caldera
From
 $5,260
as little as $376.00/night
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Ship: Crystal Symphony
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Caldera, Cr
  • Quepos, Cr
  • Golfito, Cr
  • Cruising Cent. America's Coast
  • Panama City, Pa
  • Transit The Panama Canal
  • Cartagena, Co
  • Cruising Cent. America's Coast
  • Puerto Limón, Cr
  • Cruising The Caribbean Sea
  • Cruising The Caribbean Sea
  • Cozumel, Mx
  • Cruising The Gulf Of Mexico
  • New Orleans, Us
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  • Gourmet, Honeymoon, Luxury, Romantic, Senior

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Seabourn Cruise Line
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"2016 Gold List" Conde Nast
13 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
 $5,499
as little as $423.00/night
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Ship: Seabourn Quest
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami
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  • Panama Canal (cruisi
  • Exit Panama Canal Ba
  • Fuerte Amador
  • Manta
  • Manta
  • Puerto Bolivar (mach
  • Trujillo (salaverry)
  • Callao (lima)
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Cunard Cruises
Cunard Line - Queen Elizabeth
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34 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Los Angeles
From
 $5,509
as little as $162.00/night
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Ship: Queen Elizabeth
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Los Angeles
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Puerto Quetzal
  • Puntarenas
  • Fuerte Amador
  • Panama Canal Full Transit
  • Aruba
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • New York
  • Halifax
  • St Johns Nf
  • Isafjordur
  • Reykjavik
  • Greenock
  • Dublin
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  • Gourmet, Honeymoon, Luxury, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Serenity
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15 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
 $6,199
as little as $413.00/night
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Ship: Crystal Serenity
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami, Us
  • Cruising The Caribbean Sea
  • Cruising The Caribbean Sea
  • Cartagena, Co
  • Transit The Panama Canal
  • Panama City, Pa
  • Panama City, Pa
  • Cruising Cent. America's Coast
  • San Juan Del Sur, Ni
  • Cruising Cent. America's Coast
  • Huatulco (santa Maria Huatulco, Mx
  • Cruising The Coast Of Mexico
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mx
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mx
  • Cruising The Coast Of Mexico
  • Cruising The Usa's West Coast
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Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking Ocean Cruises- Viking Sky
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"#1 Ocean Cruise Line” T+L
14 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
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as little as $464.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami
  • Key West
  • Cruise The Caribbean Sea
  • Cozumel
  • Belize City
  • Roatan
  • Cruise The Caribbean Sea
  • San Jose (puerto Limon)
  • Colon
  • Partial Panama Canal Transit
  • Cruise The Caribbean Sea
  • Montego Bay
  • Santiago De Cuba
  • Cruise The Caribbean Sea
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