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About Cruises to Panama Canal

Cruise along one of the greatest man-made waterways in the world and pass through the heart of Central America’s wildlife-rich jungles.

The Panama Canal is a triumph of engineering that cuts through Central America, providing a crucial link between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It’s easy to understand why most cruise enthusiasts have this stretch of water on their bucket lists. Embark on a Panama Canal cruise from the Caribbean beaches of the east coast to the wild, surf-swelling beauty of the west, traveling through dense, adventure-filled jungles along the way.

The portion of the cruise through the Panama Canal takes about 10 hours, including stops the vessel makes while waiting for the three locks to open. Watch the locks in action as the water levels change to allow ships to pass through, one of the great thrills of Panama Canal cruises.

Select from multiple ships offering journeys along this busy cruising thoroughfare. Choose a major liner complete with entertainment venues and multiple dining options. Alternatively, travel on a smaller vessel for a more personal experience at the canal.

Decide what kind of Panama Canal cruise you want. Some itineraries run as partial transits and turn around halfway through to make a round-trip. This option is easiest for people who want limited journeys, shore excursions on the canal itself and arrival and departure from the same place. The second Panama Canal cruise option is full transit, which guides you the whole way through the canal, navigating each set of locks. This allows visits to both sides of Central America and offers a more varied cruise.

As well as the canal itself, a cruise through Panama Canal offers opportunities to discover more of Central America. Pull into port in Costa Rica for ecotourism excursions and adventurous explorations zip lining through jungle canopies. Your itinerary may include a stop in Honduras or Belize, where you can discover the world’s second-largest barrier reef.

Panama Canal cruise season runs from October to April. Peak months are December and January. Look for Panama Canal cruise deals as ships reposition between Alaska and Caribbean bases. Full transit itineraries generally last 14 days and go from one coast of the U.S. to the other, usually Florida to California.

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Continue with 8 night Panama Canal on Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Jewel

8 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Jewel
Mar 4, 2023 — Mar 12, 2023
Colon • Oranjestad • Willemstad • Kralendijk • Puerto Limon • Panama Canal • Panama CityDeparting from Colon, visiting 7 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Continue with 7 night Panama Canal on Royal Caribbean Intl
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 night Panama Canal

Royal Caribbean IntlRoyal Caribbean Intl • Rhapsody of the Seas
Mar 9, 2024 — Mar 16, 2024
Fuerte Amador • Puntarenas • Puerto Quepos • Panama Canal • Cartagena • ColonDeparting from Fuerte Amador, visiting 6 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

51% off
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Continue with 7 night Panama Canal on Royal Caribbean Intl
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 night Panama Canal

Royal Caribbean IntlRoyal Caribbean Intl • Rhapsody of the Seas
Mar 23, 2024 — Mar 30, 2024
Fuerte Amador • Puntarenas • Puerto Quepos • Panama Canal • Cartagena • ColonDeparting from Fuerte Amador, visiting 6 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

51% off
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Continue with 7 night Panama Canal on Royal Caribbean Intl
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 night Panama Canal

Royal Caribbean IntlRoyal Caribbean Intl • Rhapsody of the Seas
Mar 2, 2024 — Mar 9, 2024
Colon • Cartagena • Panama Canal • Puntarenas • Puerto Quepos • Fuerte AmadorDeparting from Colon, visiting 6 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

50% off
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Continue with 7 night Panama Canal on Royal Caribbean Intl
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 night Panama Canal

Royal Caribbean IntlRoyal Caribbean Intl • Rhapsody of the Seas
Mar 16, 2024 — Mar 23, 2024
Colon • Cartagena • Panama Canal • Puntarenas • Puerto Quepos • Fuerte AmadorDeparting from Colon, visiting 6 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

50% off
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Continue with 7 night Panama Canal on Royal Caribbean Intl
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 night Panama Canal

Royal Caribbean IntlRoyal Caribbean Intl • Rhapsody of the Seas
Mar 30, 2024 — Apr 6, 2024
Colon • Cartagena • Panama Canal • Puntarenas • Puerto Quepos • Fuerte AmadorDeparting from Colon, visiting 6 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

50% off
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Continue with 10 night Panama Canal on Holland America Line
Eurodam

10 night Panama Canal

Holland America LineHolland America Line • Eurodam
Mar 25, 2023 — Apr 4, 2023
Fort Lauderdale • Half Moon Cay • Oranjestad • Curaçao • Panama Canal • Exit Panama Canal • Colon • Puerto Limon • Fort LauderdaleDeparting from Fort Lauderdale, visiting 9 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Continue with 7 night Panama Canal on Royal Caribbean Intl
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 night Panama Canal

Royal Caribbean IntlRoyal Caribbean Intl • Rhapsody of the Seas
Apr 13, 2024 — Apr 20, 2024
Colon • Panama Canal • Oranjestad • Willemstad • MiamiDeparting from Colon, visiting 5 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Continue with 10 night Panama Canal on Holland America Line
Eurodam

10 night Panama Canal

Holland America LineHolland America Line • Eurodam
Jan 15, 2023 — Jan 25, 2023
Fort Lauderdale • Half Moon Cay • Curaçao • Panama Canal • Exit Panama Canal • Colon • Puerto Limon • Fort LauderdaleDeparting from Fort Lauderdale, visiting 8 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Continue with 10 night Panama Canal on Holland America Line
Eurodam

10 night Panama Canal

Holland America LineHolland America Line • Eurodam
Feb 5, 2023 — Feb 15, 2023
Fort Lauderdale • Half Moon Cay • Oranjestad • Curaçao • Panama Canal • Exit Panama Canal • Colon • Puerto Limon • Fort LauderdaleDeparting from Fort Lauderdale, visiting 9 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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