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Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

A cruise on Panama Canal through Central America can appeal to more than one type of passenger. The Panama Canal portion of the trip focuses on the transit itself,with onboard lectures as ships make their way through the locks. Within the rest of Central America, put on your hiking boots and head for the rainforest or kick off your shoes and hit the beach. Port highlights include Costa Rica's Puntarenas and Limon, with excursions that cater to adrenaline junkies.
Panama Canal Cruise Tips Panama Canal Cruise Tips
Considering a cruise through the world's most famous shortcut? Here's what you need to know.
Best Panama Canal Shore Excursions Best Panama Canal Shore Excursions
Besides the voyage, a Panama Canal cruise offers plenty of excursions about the canal, the countryside and wildlife.
Cruising the Panama Canal: Big Ship vs. Small Ship Cruising the Panama Canal: Big Ship vs. Small Ship
Which ship is best for a Panama Canal transit? We compare a large ship cruise with a smaller expedition vessel.

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75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Miami -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Cruising -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Gatun Lake -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Puerto Limon -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Miami
78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Miami -> Cruising -> Grand Cayman -> Cozumel -> Costa Maya -> Roatan -> Santo Tomas de Castilla -> Cruising -> Key West -> Miami
71% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Diego -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Puerto Vallarta -> Cruising -> Huatulco -> Puerto Quetzal -> Puerto Corinto -> Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) -> Cruising -> Panama Canal (Cruising) -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Half Moon Cay -> Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Cartagena (Colombia)
You're in for a big treat if you've booked a Caribbean or Panama ...
Colon (Cristobal)
Panama's Colon is best known as the gateway to the Miraflores Locks, ...
Puerto Limon
If there was ever a country created for eco-tourism, it is Costa ...
Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Costa Rica is a small country, about the size of West Virginia, but ...
Pro/Con List kumbaya99
We left out of Ft Lauderdale for our 10 day Panama Canal Cruise. I will list the Pros first, will try to make it short and to the point. Meet and Mingle, I'm guessing most of us have been to one. There were a lot of Cruise Critic members ... Read more
The ship was very nice and clean. Embarkation was smooth and we were on the ship quickly. Our suite was beautiful, clean, great location, wonderful room steward, and quiet (D420). The public areas were very nice, but extremely limited sitting ... Read more
Was travelling with a family group, my husband, senior citizen dad and my sister and her daughter. There were more than enough activities on board to keep all of us happy and occupied. Overall a great cruise and the Panama Canal itself was really ... Read more
Book this cruise. bostonfred
we arrived a day early and stayed at margaritaville in Hollywood. We were scouting for next year's trip with the family. Got a good deal for room as the place is new and is not filling up yet. It was right on boardwalk in Hollywood and right on the ... Read more
Highly Satisfactory JOHNSEALEY1
This was our third cruise on Black Watch and we were a little concerned that standards had deteriorated, following a few mediocre reviews - not so. The standards of service and quality of food were outstanding. It is an old ship and a number ... Read more

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We are a retired couple in our late 50s and choose itineraries offering a mix of ports and sea days. With this in mind we tend to judge our cruise experience by whether the ship itself offers us the mix of food, facilities and comfort we seek ... Read more
wow what a great trip. we initially chose the Panama as we had cruised before on the coral and wanted to travel on it again. it was going to the Panama and ending back at los Angeles which worked for us to fly back home to New Zealand.\so we ... Read more
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