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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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Acajutla
El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, and one of ...
Bahia Drake
Bahia Drake (or Drake Bay) is a remote area, located on the northern ...
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, ...
Fuerte Amador
Fuerte Amador (Balboa), Panama, is the port closest to the Pacific ...
Puerto Limon
If there was ever a country created for eco-tourism, it is Costa ...
Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
Puerto Quetzal -- a Guatemalan port that serves as the jumping-off ...
Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Costa Rica is a small country, about the size of West Virginia, but ...
Quepos
Quepos may just be the biggest town you see on a cruise along Costa ...
09/16
Out of 35 previous cruises this was the worst .RCCL should be ashamed . The crew of the Ship tried their hardest but couldn't overcome the fact that this ship was not ready to sail as a luxury cruise . it was just out of drydock and it wasn't ... Read more
We took the Celebrity Infinity (ship) cruise through the Panama Canal in April 2016. There's good and bad about the cruise and the company. The ship was good - it's clean, well organized and the staff is excellent. Based on that, they would get ... Read more
Cruising the Panama Canal had always been on my bucket list and a year a go decided to book it with our friends. We chose this ship because it came back all the way to Seattle which is close to home. This was our 20th cruise and the 9th with ... Read more
We chose this cruise to go through the Panama Canal and because it had a stop in Aruba which we have wanted to see what it was like. This was our first time on Princess and so there were some differences from the other cruise ship we have been ... Read more
Panama Canal gabby19952011
04/16
Embarkation was smooth with no delays. Cabin although on the small side was fine. Our Steward was great. We had very nice dining companions and the food was excellent. We also enjoyed the Entertainment in the Evenings and the Happy Hour was a ... Read more

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We chose this cruise strictly on the itinerary. The boat itself does have some issues. I definitely would not say it's a rust bucket, I thought the interior was wonderful. The balcony was amazing. We had cabins 7001&7003. Both were quiet and the ... Read more
04/16
For our background we are in the late 50s/early 60s age category and this is our third HAL cruise with four cruises on another line. We like the peaceful nature of 10 day sailings, the teak wood promenade, and the superior service. Embarkation ... Read more
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