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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) -> Cruising -> Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) -> San Juan del Sur -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cabo San Lucas -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Los Angeles
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 ...
Have just return from a Great Cruise , good facilities : except the shower was a bit on the small size, with excellent food and good ports of call . Big issues was that we felt concerned by the lack of Discipline of the passengers by the crew. There ... Read more
Amazing trip brathouse08
01/15
Just got back from 18 nights aboard the Silver Shadow. I had to write this review after reading other reviews. We enjoyed every aspect of our cruise. There is always room for improvement but none that got in the way of our enjoyment. We had a two ... Read more
Hairbrush
01/15
Fancy being a guinea pig for a badly planned and researched new Thomson itinerary and pay well over 3 and a half thousand? This is what thousands of people are being encouraged to do! Don't ... It is rubbish! The ship isn't big enough to withstand ... Read more
Still dreaming m1took@fsmail.net
01/15
Got off to bad start, flew out on a tatty Thomas Cook plane instead of Dreamliner, holiday booked a year ago. Paid for premium seats, the service was lacking, limited refreshments and sitting in dirty seats. Arrived at Montego Bay, transfer to ship ... Read more
Started off bad and got gradually worse,restricted to two complimentary drinks on the flight out as we were told they have no stock,yes on a 10 hr flight unbelievable,no dreamliner by the way this is an advertising gimmick.Arrived on the ship to be ... Read more
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
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