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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Clouds
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  • mostlycloudy Friday 83° | 80°
  • chancerain Saturday 82° | 81°
  • chancerain Sunday 82° | 81°
  • chancerain Monday 82° | 80°
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.

cacorainfst
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
83°F
Clouds
mostlycloudy
  • mostlycloudy Friday 83° | 80°
  • chancerain Saturday 82° | 81°
  • chancerain Sunday 82° | 81°
  • chancerain Monday 82° | 80°
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Royal Caribbean Cruises
Royal Caribbean Cruises - Vision of the Seas
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16 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Los Angeles
From
 $909
as little as $57.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Los Angeles - California
  • Cabo San Lucas - Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta - Mexico
  • Puerto Quetzal - Guatemala
  • Puntarenas - Costa Rica
  • Panama Canal (cruising)
  • Colon - Panama
  • Cartagena - Colombia
  • George Town - Grand Cayman
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  • Family with Kids, Family with Teens, Honeymoon, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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Princess Cruises
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10 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Fort Lauderdale
From
 $929
as little as $93.00/night
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Ship: Caribbean Princess
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Grand Cayman
  • Cartagena
  • Panama Canal - Partial Transit
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  • Limon
  • Falmouth
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  • Family with Kids, Family with Teens, Honeymoon, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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Royal Caribbean Cruises
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15 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Los Angeles
From
 $933
as little as $62.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Los Angeles - California
  • Cabo San Lucas - Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta - Mexico
  • Puerto Quetzal - Guatemala
  • Puntarenas - Costa Rica
  • Panama Canal (cruising)
  • Cartagena - Colombia
  • Oranjestad - Aruba
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  • Family with Kids, Family with Teens, Honeymoon, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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Carnival Cruises
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69% Off Brochure Price
13 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From San Diego
From
 $959
as little as $74.00/night
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Ship: Carnival Miracle
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  • Ports of Call:
  • San Diego, Ca
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Panama Canal Transit
  • Cartagena, Colombia
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Carnival Cruises
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68% Off Brochure Price
14 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Departing From Galveston
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as little as $69.00/night
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  • Ports of Call:
  • Galveston, Tx
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Aruba
  • Curacao
  • Panama Canal Partial Transit
  • Limon, Costa Rica
  • Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan
  • Cozumel, Mexico
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