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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
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Miami -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Cruising -> Cartagena (Colombia) -> Gatun Lake -> Colon (Cristobal) -> Puerto Limon -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Miami
72% Loved It
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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)
83% Loved It
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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
85% Loved It
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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 ...
so i book a New Year Cruise simply to Celebrate it in style, boarded the Thomson Dream with my husband and son Ajay on the 30th of december 2014 from Manchester as there were no flights from glasgow, also booked the hotel stay and car parking at ... Read more
Embarkation, we were in the terminal by noon and check-in was swift then we have to wait at the terminal for more than hr. before we were allowed to board the ship. We reserved two balcony cabins C 314 and 316 on the Coral Princess for a Panama ... Read more
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02/15
This was our fifth cruise with Holland America but our least favorite. We sailed on the Zuiderdam previously and very much enjoyed it. We were told it will be going into dry dock soon which is good as it badly needs to be renovated. Our toilet ... Read more
Great all around cruise! cruisinkathleen
02/15
When we first entered the Market Café for lunch we were immediately disappointed in the appearance. We had just come off the NCL Epic only 3 weeks earlier so the old and worn appearance of the Star was very evident. It was obvious that she ... Read more
Not our style frober262
02/15
The long & short of this cruise was that quite a few passengers ended up with Bronchitis. Was this the fault of the ship, of course there is no way of telling. However, it certainly did color our enjoyment of the trip. While we are both pushing ... Read more
Stay Away WaltS
02/15
After cruising with Princess for the past many years, 12 cruises in all, this was by far our worst experience. The ship is badly in need of repairs. Toilets kept plugging up, strong sewer odor by the internet/library area and other passengers ... Read more
Sold on Princess! crcaldwell
02/15
We thought we were experienced cruisers until we took a voyage on Princess. Wow what a difference. Having experienced Disney, Carnival and Royal Caribbean where we are Platinum status, our expectations were set at about par with Royal Caribbean. Not ... Read more
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