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Cruises to 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 Basics Panama Canal Cruise Basics
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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76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Miami -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Cruising -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Gatun Lake -> Puerto Limon -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Miami
75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Diego -> Cruising -> Cabo San Lucas -> Puerto Vallarta -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Puerto Quetzal -> Cruising -> Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) -> Cruising -> Panama Canal -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
92% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Los Angeles -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cabo San Lucas -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> San Juan del Sur -> Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Santa Marta -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Cruising -> Cruising -> 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 ...
03/15
There was a little confusion upon boarding, the information we were sent boarding did not begin until 4:00 but when we arrived the ship was almost completely boarded. As the ship was full reservations at the premium restaurants were only available ... Read more
Regatta through Panama Canal Apr 23, 2015. Ship — moderate size (650+) but both the main dining room and the entertainment room could not accommodate a full shipload of passengers. On one or two nights the line was very long at 6:30 to ... Read more
Panama Canal forrbendcanada
04/15
Loved the itinerary of cruise which is why we went with Celebrity. We did have a wonderful holiday but have a few items I feel important to pass on. The staff on the cruise ship were wonderful. However I could not help but feel for them as the ... Read more
04/15
We boarded the Infinity in Ft. Lauderdale on April 28 for a Panama Canal cruise. One of the first things we noticed as we explored the ship was that the solarium had a strong odor of sewage. This odor was very unpleasant and recurred often ... Read more
Senior Class Trip Radio Bobby
04/15
I'm referring to the age of most guests onboard - the average is 60+. My wife, Marie, and I celebrated our 50th birthdays with this trip, and we were pretty much the youngsters on board (not including the staff). Not that this was a huge ... Read more
Panama and More dandk%*
04/15
My husband and I did this first cruise together and on HA. We stayed at the Best Western/Cruise Location in Fort Lauderdale the night before, it was super. They had a shuttle to the ship and got us there by 10:30 AM, great staff at the hotel, ... Read more
04/15
This was our third cruise - first with Royal Caribbean and for the most part we were pleased. This was the last voyage through Panama for this ship as it is on its way to Australia and then to Asia where it apparently has been sold to a new buyer. ... Read more
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