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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.
Beyond the Transit: Top Panama Canal Experiences Beyond the Transit: Top Panama Canal Experiences
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
72% 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)
78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Colon (Cristobal) -> Panama Canal -> Cruising -> Coiba -> Puerto Jimenez -> Drakes Bay (Costa Rica) -> Quepos
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 ...
We have been through the Canal a few years ago. On this trip the menu has a nice change from the sort of ordinary American buffet to a little of the Mexican flavour. The singers and dancers seemed to demonstrate both 'synergy and energy' in their ... Read more
There were 8 of us traveling together on this trip. We flew in a day early and stayed at the Rodeway near the pier. It really needs some refurbishment and we had a couple of roaches on our floor so the overnight bag we opened went up on the desk ... Read more
Overall, a wonderful tropical trip with my wife in the middle of a horrendous winter in New England. The "Pro's"; excellent caliber of entertainment (used professionals, not ship crew); good amount of on-going activities; boarding and ... Read more
Panama Cruise MrNapoli
First Time on a Panama Canal Crossing .. Fantastic .. Staff overall great Job!! Food was OK!! Lack of variety and clearly reusing food from day before on the buffet and restaurants. Specialty restaurants are much better than the dining room ! of ... Read more
Not Impressed cowboysailor
The Zuiderdam on this cruise was somewhat lacking. We were in a Signature Suite and the stewards were just OK.. I have had much better service on a Carnival ship. The people that brought the breakfast to the room could never get the order correct. ... Read more
After reading previous reviews on here I was a bit apprehensive about returning to the dream for what would be our fifth cruise with thomsons.However i neednt have been,Once again we had a fab time and will definately be cruising with Thomsons again ... Read more
Cruising on the Star CrusinGrandmaF
My husband and I along with nine friends just returned from our Panama Canal cruise yesterday. Our embarkation in Miami went smoothly and after just a short time in line outdoors we were whisked through the Platinum level check in and were onboard ... Read more
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