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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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82% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Panama Canal -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Limon Bay -> Cruising -> Grand Cayman -> Cruising -> Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
75% Loved It
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Miami -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Cruising -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Puerto Limon -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Miami
83% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Panama Canal -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Limon Bay -> Cruising -> Grand Cayman -> Cruising -> Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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)
71% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Diego -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Puerto Vallarta -> Cruising -> Huatulco -> Puerto Quetzal -> Puerto Corinto -> Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) -> Cruising -> Panama Canal (Cruising) -> Panama Canal -> Panama Canal -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> 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 ...
Overall, the ship and cruise was pleasant. We had a balcony room, but found it a little more cramped than others. Very little walk space around the beds. The entertainment was wonderful! A different show every night.. for 15 nights! All of the acts ... Read more
Although we cruised the Panama Canal westbound with HAL several years ago, we decided to repeat the cruise going eastbound for several reasons. Our main reason was to avoid the expensive flight home from San Diego to Orlando at the conclusion of our ... Read more
What a mess jandgyork
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01/15
This is the first critical review I have ever done and I hope it is the last. When we entered the Norwegian Star there was a broken water feature under the staircase. We were directed to the 12th floor dining to wait for our room. It reminded me of ... Read more
Coral Princess in the Caribbean----The Good, Bad and the Ugly. Really like the layout of this ship and enjoyed the cruise with one big first time noticeable exception, which I hated to see since we are close to achieving 600 days of sailing. VERY ... Read more
"Coral Princess in the Caribbean----The Good, Bad and the Ugly. Really like the layout of this ship and enjoyed the cruise with one big first time noticeable exception, which I hated to see since we are close to achieving 600 days of sailing. VERY ... Read more
Disappointing sbyers
01/15
Having cruised on large ships before, I was prepared for the herding but not for the lack of caring by management. An attitude of "company policy" and "couldn't care less" were exhibited by front desk personnel. Hanukkah and Christmas occurred ... Read more
01/15
We booked this cruise as it is advertised as Panama Canal thinking as did other passengers that the ship would go through the Panama Canal this is not the case you had to book trips to the canal locks and watch from a grandstand which was not ... Read more
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