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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

Holland America Line
10 Day Panama Canal & C.America
Zuiderdam
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Oct 20, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020
  • Up to $1700 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Save up to 50% PLUS: extra guests FREE + Suite Guests Receive Internet: select sailings
  • Florida Residents Only: Receive up to $300 Onboard Spending Money!
  • Receive FREE Gratuities: for oceanview or higher staterooms on select sailings!
  • Up to $50 Onboard Credit
Fr $588
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
  • Save up to 50% PLUS: extra guests FREE + Suite Guests Receive Internet: select sailings
  • Florida Residents Only: Receive up to $300 Onboard Spending Money!
  • Receive FREE Gratuities: for oceanview or higher staterooms on select sailings!
  • Up to $50 Onboard Credit
  • Up to $50 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
Fr $637
Princess Cruises
10 Day Transcanal/Panama Canal
Caribbean Princess
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Nov 20, 2019 & Jan 13, 2020
  • Up to $1,700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Specialty Dining
  • Up to 40% Off + Free Room Upgrade
  • MILITARY: Up to $250 Onboard Spending
  • $60 ONBOARD CREDIT!
  • INTRODUCING OCEAN MEDALLION™
Fr $719
Princess Cruises
10 Day Panama Canal
Island Princess
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Oct 17, 2019 - Mar 7, 2020
  • Up to $1,700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Specialty Dining
  • Up to 40% Off + Free Room Upgrade
  • MILITARY: Up to $250 Onboard Spending
  • $60 ONBOARD CREDIT!
  • $60 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
Fr $719
MSC Cruises
11 Day Panama Canal Cruise
MSC Divina
Roundtrip Miami
Jan 17, 2020
  • Up to $100 Shipboard Credit
  • Military & Civil Rates - Must call to book
  • Yacht Club Amenities
Fr $849
Royal Caribbean Cruises
11 Day Panama Canal Cruise
Serenade of the Seas
Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale
Dec 9, 2019 - Apr 13, 2020
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • EXCLUSIVE: FREE Gratuities
  • BOGO SALE! up to $100 ONBOARD CREDIT+ KIDS SAIL FREE: 50% OFF 2nd Guest + Instant Savings
  • Free Specialty Dining for Two: EXCLUSIVE OFFER!
  • Early Booking Bonus: Great Rates + Non Refundable Deposit
  • American Express Savings: up to $300 Onboard Credit + Bottle of Premium Champagne
  • $50 Onboard Credit
  • Special Resident Rates
Fr $994
Norwegian Cruise Line
12 Day Central America
Norwegian Pearl
Roundtrip Miami
Nov 22, 2019
  • Up to $1700 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Receive Up to $100 USD Onboard Credit: per stateroom on select sailings
  • Receive up to 5 Amenities: when you book a balcony or mini-suite on select sailings
  • Receive up to 5 Offers: on select voyages of 3 or more nights
  • $50 DEPOSIT: on Mini-Suites & below!
  • 3rd & 4th Guests Sail Free: or for $99 - with Free at Sea on select sailings
  • $50 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • FREE or Reduced Airfare: on select sailings, gateways and categories
Fr $579
Celebrity Cruises
15 Day Panama Canal
Celebrity Infinity
Miami to San Diego
Oct 25, 2019
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Pick 2 to 4 Amenities: up to $1000 Instant Savings plus 50% OFF 3rd/4th Guests
  • American Express Savings: up to $300 Onboard Credit + Bottle of Premium Champagne
Fr $1,169
Windstar Cruises
7 Day Caribbean-Western
Star Legend
Colon to San Juan/Puerto Rico
Oct 26, 2019
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Windstar's Luxury Amenities
Fr $999
Silversea Cruises
8 Day Transcanal/Panama Canal
Silver Explorer
Colon to Guayaquil
Oct 31, 2020
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE
  • FREE Drinks, Welcome Bottle of Champagne, FREE Gratuities + more
Fr $5,500
Scenic Cruises
9 Day Panama Canal
Scenic Eclipse
Cartagena to Lima
Oct 30, 2019
  • Exclusive Rates: Book Now and Save
  • Luxury All-Inclusive: Up to $700 Onboard credit + Roundtrip transfer + FREE 3-day Hotel Stay
  • Complimentary Transfers, Gratuities, Unlimited Drinks, Wi-Fi & Excursions + Personal Butler
Fr $8,835
Carnival Cruise Line
12 Day Panama Canal
Carnival Sunrise
New York City to Fort Lauderdale
Oct 19, 2020
  • Up to $1600 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • EARLY SAVERS: Reduced Deposits from $50pp
Fr $604
Disney Cruise Line
14 Day Transcanal/Panama Canal
Disney Wonder
San Diego to Galveston
Nov 8, 2019
  • Get a 7% Instant Savings compliments of Cruise.com
Fr $2,354
Crystal Cruises
14 Day Central America
Crystal Symphony
Puerto Caldera to New Orleans
Oct 11, 2019
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Book Now! Save up to $6,000 on Select Crystal Ocean Voyages
  • Kids Sail FREE
  • SPECIAL AMENITIES: Cocktail Reception, Exclusive Shore Event + more
  • FREE Gratuities, Complimentary Specialty Dining & Wine
Fr $2,629
Norwegian Cruise Line
15 Day Panama Canal & C.America
Norwegian Star
Miami to San Antonio
Dec 6, 2019
  • Up to $1700 CASH BACK: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Receive Up to $100 USD Onboard Credit: per stateroom on select sailings
  • Receive up to 5 Offers: on select voyages of 3 or more nights
  • $50 DEPOSIT: on Mini-Suites & below!
  • $50 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • FREE or Reduced Airfare: on select sailings, gateways and categories
  • Latitude Members Rewards: Earn Extra Latitude Points
Fr $649
Celebrity Cruises
15 Day Transcanal/Panama Canal
Celebrity Infinity
San Diego to Miami
Nov 9, 2019
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Pick 2 to 4 Amenities: up to $1000 Instant Savings plus 50% OFF 3rd/4th Guests
  • American Express Savings: up to $300 Onboard Credit + Bottle of Premium Champagne
Fr $1,014
Oceania Cruises
16 Day Westbound Panama Canal Cruise
Sirena
Miami to Los Angeles
Nov 21, 2019
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Includes FREE Internet + Your Choice:
Fr $2,454
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 $18,204
Azamara Club Cruises
17 Day Transcanal/Panama Canal
Azamara Journey
Miami to Los Angeles
Dec 19, 2019
  • FREE Gratuities, Beverage Package + Azamazing Evening Event!
  • SAIL INTO SAVINGS: Save up to 30% OFF on select voyages
  • American Express Savings!: $300 Onboard Credit, Premium Champagne & Ship Tour
  • BACK TO BACK SAVINGS: up to $400 Onboard Credit
  • Solo Cruise Deals Voyages: Fantastic singles rates on select voyages
Fr $2,924
Cunard
17 Day South America Coastal
Queen Victoria
Santiago to Fort Lauderdale
Feb 29, 2020
  • Military Special - Up to $250 Onboard Credit
Fr $3,044
Seabourn
19 Day Transcanal/Panama Canal
Seabourn Sojourn
Los Angeles to Miami
Oct 16, 2019
  • Up to $1700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
  • Free Gratuities, Free wine at lunch & dinner + more
Fr $5,859

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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