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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.
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76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Miami -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Cruising -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Gatun Lake -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Puerto Limon -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Miami
75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Miami -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Panama Canal -> Cruising -> Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) -> Cruising -> Puerto Quetzal -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Puerto Vallarta -> Cabo San Lucas -> Cruising -> San Diego
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 ...
My husband and I had been planning to cruise through the Panama Canal for several years, choosing this as a way to celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary. We had cruised recently on the Grandeur of the Seas, which we loved, so chose her sister ... Read more
Loved it. richard w.
03/15
Our cabin or state room as they call it, was a pleasant surprise-very clean, large and modern. We had a balcony which was appreciated very much as we were always able to see the ocean and never felt claustrophobic. Our cabin steward, Imade, was ... Read more
03/15
Check in was extremely fast and painless. We arrived on the early side of boarding times. Although we were on the ship early, our luggage did not arrive until just before dinner, almost 6:30 PM. Our ship was scheduled to sail at 4:30 PM, but due ... Read more
This was our second Celebrity cruise and our second time on the Infinity. One of the main reasons we selected this cruise was due to the exceptional time we had on an Infinity transatlantic cruise in 2013. Unfortunately, this cruise was 180 ... Read more
I find it hard to understand why people moan so much about Thomson cruises, no they're not five star but you know that when you book. Although our cruise Mexican Medley and Panama Canal had some problems it was all out of the captains hands. He ... Read more
11/14
We sailed as a party of 5 on our second cruise with celebrity (the first time was with the Equinox). Prior to sailing we had read a number of indifferent reviews on the Infinity but were happy to give it the benefit of the doubt. The staff as with ... Read more
We stayed in a suite and the first thing we noticed was that it was not clean. The suite was large and the bathroom was at least a hundred square feet. The corners of the bathroom floor were dirty and the floor was badly stained. The room attendant ... Read more
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