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About Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

Fuerte Amador (Balboa), Panama, is the port closest to the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. It's a district of Panama City, located at the entry point to the canal; cruise ships anchor out in the ocean and tender passengers to offshore islands, across a causeway from the city.

The main attraction here is, of course, the Panama Canal, which ships are either just exiting or about to enter. Tours take cruise passengers to the Miraflores Locks or on boat rides through the canal's Gatun Lake. Other tours focus on attractions within Panama City, such as the Frank Gehry-inspired Biomuseum or walking tours through the heart of the city.

If you're planning on touring independently, know that Panama City has fairly bad traffic and getting from the tender pier to and from town may take longer than you expect.


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  • 15 Night
    Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Cartagena, Panama Canal ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    15 Night Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa) Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 5
      Panama Canal
    • Day 6
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 9
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Huatulco
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

    Cons

    Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

    Bottom Line

    Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

    Reviews

    Emerald Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.5

    Emerald Princess entered service in 2007 as one of the largest ships in Princess Cruises' fleet...

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    KarenM70
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great vacation through Panama Canal
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    silversneakers
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    2nd Princess Cruise
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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 18 Night
    Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    18 Night Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa) Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Manzanillo
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Huatulco
    • Day 8
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 9
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 10
      Corinto
    • Day 11
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 14
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Aruba
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Zaandam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Easy-to-navigate ship with a spacious feel and grown-up vibe.

    Cons

    Few balconies, little variety in cabin categories, mediocre evening entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect-sized ship for port-intensive itineraries.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Zaandam is a classy ship that proves you don't need gadgets and gimmicks to have a good time. It's...

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    Herbs Mom
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Top Notch small ship! Great Itinerary!!!
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    AKJonesy
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Great itinerary and good ship
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 37 Night
    Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

    Leaving:
    Vancouver
    Visiting:
    Santa Barbara, Los Angeles ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    37 Night Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa) Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Vancouver
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Santa Barbara
    • Day 5
      Los Angeles
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Manzanillo
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Huatulco
    • Day 11
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 12
      Corinto
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Manta
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Lima
    • Day 19
      Lima
    • Day 20
      General San Martin
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Coquimbo (La Serena)
    • Day 24
      San Antonio (Chile)
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Puerto Montt
    • Day 27
      Puerto Chcabuco
    • Day 28
      Chilean Fjords
    • Day 29
      Cruising
    • Day 30
      Strait of Magellan (Cruising)
    • Day 30
      Cruising
    • Day 30
      Punta Arenas
    • Day 31
      Cruising
    • Day 31
      Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)
    • Day 32
      Cape Horn (Cruising)
    • Day 33
      Stanley
    • Day 34
      Cruising
    • Day 35
      Cruising
    • Day 36
      Montevideo
    • Day 37
      Buenos Aires
    • Day 38
      Buenos Aires
    Ship Details

    Westerdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Emphasis on live music, of a wide variety, that makes for a lot of choice in the evening

    Cons

    Few entertainment and activity options for teens and young adults

    Bottom Line

    Refined, but casual experience that attracts its youngest and most active crowd in Europe

    Reviews

    Westerdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.5

    Holland America has been in the midst of a change for several years and Westerdam is a perfect ...

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    Kally Elizabeth
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Holland America was awesome despite a very difficult situation.
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    Holleyho
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    We survived and thrived on the Ship without a port odyssey
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 15 Night
    Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    15 Night Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa) Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 12
      Panama Canal
    • Day 13
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

    Cons

    Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

    Bottom Line

    Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

    Reviews

    Emerald Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.5

    Emerald Princess entered service in 2007 as one of the largest ships in Princess Cruises' fleet...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Dee4990
    Sail Date Apr 2019
    Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure
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    Bwmills54
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Wonderful Cruise after boarding insanity.
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Aruba, Panama Canal ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    17 Night Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa) Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Aruba
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal
    • Day 6
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 7
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Corinto
    • Day 11
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 12
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 13
      Huatulco
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Zaandam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Easy-to-navigate ship with a spacious feel and grown-up vibe.

    Cons

    Few balconies, little variety in cabin categories, mediocre evening entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect-sized ship for port-intensive itineraries.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Zaandam is a classy ship that proves you don't need gadgets and gimmicks to have a good time. It's...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    teacherman
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Almost a Perfect Journey
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    Qila
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Cruising is not our thing, but this part of the world is beautiful
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 15 Night
    Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    15 Night Cruise to Fuerte Amador (Balboa) Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 12
      Panama Canal
    • Day 13
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Coral Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere with attentive service

    Cons

    Limited onboard activities, outnumbered by up charges

    Bottom Line

    Ship's small size and offbeat itineraries tend to draw a more mature crowd

    Reviews

    Coral Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Coral Princess blends the exotic (an international staff, elegant Italian restaurant, celebrity...

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    ecclescat
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Cape Horn Cruise
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    ShmuelCharlie
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Hello, Princess, long time no sea!
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.