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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Colon
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  • mostlycloudy Tuesday 80° | 78°
  • chancerain Wednesday 80° | 78°
  • chancerain Thursday 81° | 80°
  • chancerain Friday 81° | 79°
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Regent Cruises
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16 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
 $6,499
as little as $406.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami
  • Cruising The Florida Straits
  • George Town
  • Cruising The Caribbean Sea
  • Cartagena
  • Panama Canal Daylight Transit
  • Cruising The Pacific Ocean
  • Puntarenas
  • Corinto
  • Puerto Quetzal
  • Cruising The Pacific Ocean
  • Cruising The Pacific Ocean
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Cruising The Pacific Ocean
  • Cruising The Pacific Ocean
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  • Gourmet, Honeymoon, Luxury, Romantic, Senior

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Crystal Cruises
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15 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
 $6,549
as little as $437.00/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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Seabourn Cruise Line
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"2016 Gold List" Conde Nast
22 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
 $6,999
as little as $318.00/night
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Ship: Seabourn Quest
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami
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  • Panama Canal (cruisi
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  • Fuerte Amador
  • Manta
  • Manta
  • Puerto Bolivar (mach
  • Trujillo (salaverry)
  • Callao (lima)
  • Callao (lima)
  • Islas Ballestas
  • General San Martin
  • Punta Islay
  • Matarani
  • Arica
  • Iquique
  • Antofagasta
  • Isla Pan De Azucar
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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"Best Luxury Ship" Porthole
19 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Los Angeles
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 $6,999
as little as $368.00/night
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Ship: Seabourn Sojourn
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Los Angeles
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Huatulco
  • Puerto Chiapas
  • Puerto Quetzal
  • Puntarenas
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  • Panama Canal (cruisi
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  • Colon
  • Cartagena
  • Port Antonio
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Azamara Club Cruises
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"Best Azamara Ship" US News
20 Night Panama Canal Cruise Tour
Departing From Miami
From
 $7,184
as little as $359.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami - Florida( Pre-cruise Tour )
  • Miami - Florida( Pre-cruise Tour )
  • Miami - Florida( Pre-cruise Tour )
  • Miami - Florida( Pre-cruise Tour )
  • Miami - Florida
  • Key West - Florida
  • Havana - Cuba
  • Havana - Cuba
  • Havana - Cuba
  • Cartagena - Colombia
  • Panama Canal (cruising)
  • Puerto Vallarta - Mexico
  • Cabo San Lucas - Mexico
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