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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  • partlycloudy Tuesday 33° | 22°
  • partlycloudy Wednesday 43° | 30°
  • cloudy Thursday 44° | 38°
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
35.6°F
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cloudy
  • partlycloudy Monday 36° | 25°
  • partlycloudy Tuesday 33° | 22°
  • partlycloudy Wednesday 43° | 30°
  • cloudy Thursday 44° | 38°
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Holland America Cruises
Holland America Line - Volendam
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"Top Mid-Sized Ship" Conde Nast
15 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Fort Lauderdale
From
 $799
as little as $53.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Us
  • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
  • Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Cruising Panama Canal
  • Exit Panama Canal Balboa
  • Puerto Caldera (puntarenas), Costa
  • Corinto, Nicaragua
  • Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Norwegian Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Pearl
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"2016 Gold List" Conde Nast
11 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
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as little as $77.00/night
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Ship: Norwegian Pearl
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami, Fl
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Colon, Panama
  • Panama Canal/gatun Lake,panama
  • Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
  • Harvest Caye, Belize
  • Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
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Norwegian Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Jade
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"Top First Timers" CruiseCritic
11 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Miami
From
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as little as $77.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Miami, Fl
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Colon, Panama
  • Panama Canal/gatun Lake,panama
  • Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
  • Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
  • Harvest Caye, Belize
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
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Norwegian Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Gem
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"2016 Gold List" Conde Nast
18 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From New York City
From
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as little as $47.00/night
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Ship: Norwegian Gem
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  • Ports of Call:
  • New York City, Ny
  • Willemstad, Netherland Antilles
  • Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Transit Panama Canal, At Sea
  • Puntarenas (puerto Caldera), Costa Rica
  • Corinto, Nicaragua
  • Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises - Island Princess
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"Best Cruise Line" USA Today
10 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Fort Lauderdale
From
 $882
as little as $88.00/night
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Ship: Island Princess
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Ocho Rios
  • Cartagena
  • Panama Canal - Partial Transit
  • Colon
  • Limon
  • Grand Cayman
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