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The largest engineering project of it's time - discover it's many fascinating features cruising along the Panama Canal.

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Panama Canal Cruises

Stretching for more than 70 kilometers, the Panama Canal is one of the most impressive man-made phenomenon on Earth. The Panama Canal provides a route through Central America and also an opportunity to marvel at the amazing scenery and structures that surround it. Boasting a scenic passage through tropical and exciting Panama you can expect a journey that is sure to be a memorable one.


The importance of the Panama Canal comes from its linking of two of the world's immense oceans - the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. As a result of this the Canal has become such a major route in the world today, so much so that ships worldwide have been designed specifically to fit it dimensions of this Canal. A chance to cruise throughout the Panama Canal is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will find an abundance of history and beauty as you cruise through stunning Central America.


As well as the remarkable engineering there are also a number of stunning destinations to marvel at and explore during a cruise through the Panama Canal.

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Expert tips for cruising the Panama Canal

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The Panama Canal is a spectacular man-made construction located on a busy maritime route. Offering impressive views and the chance to explore Panama itself cruises to this region are becoming ever more popular. Voyages usually include stop offs in the US as well as other destinations. Celebrity and Holland America Line are two of the top picks with travellers and are sure not to disappoint.

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Travel Tips for Panama Canal

The Panama Canal in Central America is the link between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, making it one of the most important shipping routes in the world.

One of the best ways to explore the canal is on one of the many cruise ships that sail along it every year. The advantage of such a cruise is that you will get to make a number of discoveries on the way, such as:

  • The pristine beaches of the Caribbean
  • The colourful cultures of Central and South Americas
  • Other cruise ships as they sail by along the narrow and busy canal
  • The mysterious and mostly undiscovered Panama
  • The technical details that make sailing through the canal possible - there are plenty and they are fascinating

Most Popular Routes

There is a big range of different routes that include the Panama Canal, you choose to depart from:
  • Miami
  • New York
  • Buenos Aires
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

The itineraries will take you to various countries and continents around Panama and the Canal:

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • The Bahamas
  • Ecuador
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • The USA
  • Peru
  • Uruguay

Cruise Lines

Choosing the right cruise line for you could make or break your perfect cruise holiday. Here are some points you could take into consideration, when browsing the fantastic range of cruise lines offering Panama Canal itineraries.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line has a big selection of sailings to the Panama Canal and the neighbouring region. The Norwegian Jewel is the ship that frequents the area the most. Norwegian is famous for:
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Its all-inclusive 'Free at Sea' programme
    • Freedom of choice when it comes to dining times
    • Good value for money
  • Princess Cruises is one of the world's most acclaimed cruise lines, if you are an experienced cruiser, you have, most probably, already sailed with one of the beautiful Princess ships. They offer itineraries that focus on:
    • Panama
    • Colombia
    • The USA
    • The Cayman Islands
  • Celebrity Cruises will cruise you along the Panama Canal and around the Caribbean Islands in modern luxury.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time for you to cruise along the Panama Canal will depend a lot on how much time you plan to spend outside. Panama's rainy season lasts from around March to December, however there are months with less rainfall than others.

Consider booking around September through early April if you want to explore and stay outside a lot - that's when the rainfall subsides.

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