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Panama Canal Cruise

About Panama Canal Cruises

A Panama Canal Cruise is an amazing experience that should not be missed. The canal is a 48 mile long canal that links the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Cruises through the Panama Canal have varied itineraries. Twice a year in the fall and the spring as the ships reposition between the Caribbean and Alaska cruise lines offer full transit through the canal. These one way cruises sail through all of the canal's impressive locks. In the winter cruise lines offer partial canal cruises. These itineraries sail roundtrip from Florida, pass through the locks before turning around and returning to their originating port after re-entering the canal system on the return trip.

Taking a cruise through the Panama Canal allows travelers to witness first hand this marvel of modern engineering. The canal system is made up of three locks and a series of artificial lakes and canals. As ships pass the locks from the east their elevation is gradually lowered and as they pass the final set of locks, the Gatun locks, the ships ascend an amazing 85 feet bringing them back to sea level. The complete journey takes about 8-10 hours in each direction.

Panama Canal cruise itineraries also include wonderful ports of call in the Caribbean, Central and South America and Mexico. Travelers can explore these different ports and enjoy a number of activities including sightseeing, shopping, watersports, beautiful beaches and friendly people.

Best Panama Canal Cruise Deals

Carnival Cruise Line
8 Day Panama Canal Cruise
Carnival Miracle
Roundtrip Tampa
Feb 2 & Apr 6, 2019
  • Up to $1600 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • 48-HOUR SALE: REDUCED RATES
  • ONBOARD CREDIT: Up to $50 Onboard Credit + More!
  • Special Military Rates
  • Carnival Resident Rates
  • Carnival Senior Rates
Fr $699
Holland America Line
10 Day Panama Canal Cruise
ms Zuiderdam
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2019
  • Up to $1700 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
Fr $584
Princess Cruises
10 Day Panama Canal Cruise
Caribbean Princess
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Jan 2, 2019
  • Up to $1,700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • MILITARY: Up to $250 Onboard Spending
  • INTRODUCING OCEAN MEDALLION™
Fr $719
Princess Cruises
10 Day Panama Canal Cruise
Island Princess
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Jan 9 - Mar 30, 2019
  • Up to $1,700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Up to $800 Onboard Spending + Gratuities Included
  • MILITARY: Up to $250 Onboard Spending
Fr $914
Holland America Line
10 Day Panama Canal
ms Eurodam
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Dec 1, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020
  • Up to $1700 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
Fr $969
Royal Caribbean Cruises
11 Day Panama Canal Cruise
Serenade of the Seas
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Dec 9, 2019 - Apr 13, 2020
  • EXCLUSIVE: FREE Gratuities
  • 30% OFF All Guests: up to $300 Onboard Credit, up to $50 OFF, Free Gratuities & Free Upgrade
  • Early Booking Bonus: Great Rates + Non Refundable Deposit
  • Special Resident Rates
Fr $929
Crystal Cruises
10 Day Westbound Panama Canal Cruise
Crystal Symphony
Fort Lauderdale to Puerto Caldera
Dec 1, 2019
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Save up to $2,000 per suite: on Select Crystal Cruises
  • Call for Exclusive Rates
  • SPECIAL AMENITIES: Cocktail Reception, Exclusive Shore Event + more
  • FREE Gratuities, Complimentary Specialty Dining & Wine
Fr $3,690
Norwegian Cruise Line
14 Day Panama Canal & C.America
Norwegian Star
Miami to Los Angeles
Jan 18 & Feb 15, 2019
  • Up to $1700 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • FREE: Open Bar, Internet, Specialty Dining & Excursions
  • $50 DEPOSIT: for Mini-Suites & below- Limited Time!
  • Special Military Rates
  • Resident Rate Savings
Fr $739
Oceania Cruises
16 Day Westbound Panama Canal Cruise
Sirena
Miami to Los Angeles
Nov 21, 2019
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Choose from: FREE Shore Excursions, Free Beverage Package or Onboard Credit on Select Sailings
Fr $3,384
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
16 Day Westbound Panama Canal Cruise
Seven Seas Navigator
Miami to Los Angeles
Nov 19, 2019
  • Up to $1700 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • 2 for 1 Fares, FREE Pre-paid Gratuities, Unlimited Shore Excursions + more
Fr $6,204
Royal Caribbean Cruises
16 Day Transcanal/Panama Canal
Jewel of the Seas
San Diego to Miami
Mar 13, 2019
  • EXCLUSIVE: FREE Gratuities
  • 30% OFF All Guests: up to $300 Onboard Credit, up to $50 OFF, Free Gratuities & Free Upgrade
  • Special Resident Rates
Fr $7,883

All offers are based on select sailings and categories and are subject to availability at time of booking. All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Panama Canal and Central America Cruise Highlights

The Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal Locks
Panama Canal Cruises are available in a variety of itineraries. Partial transit itineraries are offered for those seeking the convenience of departing from and returning to the same port. Full transit Panama Canal cruises are also offered for those who prefer to sail coast to coast and can often be combined with back to back cruises to create a longer and more diverse cruise experience.

Variety of Itineraries

A Variety of Itineraries
Panama Canal Cruises are available in a variety of itineraries. Partial transit itineraries are offered for those seeking the convenience of departing from and returning to the same port. Full transit canal cruises are also offered for those who prefer to sail coast to coast. Full transit Panama Canal cruises can often be combined with back to back cruises to create a longer and more diverse cruise experience.

Variety of Excursion Opportunities

A Variety of Excursion Opportunities
A variety of excursion opportunities are offered in the different ports on a Panama Canal cruise. In the Caribbean there are beautiful beaches and a variety of watersports and shopping. In Central and South America guests on a Panama Canal cruise can explore local markets, colonial towns and exotic surroundings.

Diverse Ports

Diverse Ports
In addition to the time spent transiting the canal, the itineraries include diverse ports throughout the region including beautiful Caribbean ports, Central America ports as well as stops in South America and Mexico.

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