Take the world’s greatest shortcut with a Panama Canal cruise. Traversing the 40-mile Panama Canal is a rite of passage and something you’ll remember for a lifetime. The Panama Canal isn’t just the quickest link between the Atlantic and the Pacific, it’s also the most beautiful. Sail through this stunning turn-of-the-century engineering achievement. Watch the famous cliff divers in Acapulco, or set off on an exciting raft trip through the jungles of Costa Rica.
Panama Canal cruises are sometimes split into two categories: partial and full transits. For instance, a partial transit might sail round trip from Fort Lauderdale, through Gatun Locks to Gatun Lake, and offer stops in beautiful Central American and Caribbean ports. Full transit Panama Canal cruises sail one way. You may depart from a west coast city such as Los Angeles, cruise through the Pedro Miguel, Gatun, and Miraflores Locks, and stop in the Caribbean and Central America before sailing up to an East Coast destination port like Miami.
Add in compelling ports like Cartagena and experience one of Columbia’s most colorful and treasured cities. Visit Huatulco or soak in the lush rainforests bordering the Canal before venturing to Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and the renowned beaches of Cabo San Lucas.
Cruise the Panama Canal and enjoy a zoomed-in real-life look at perhaps last century’s greatest engineering achievement… along with its surrounding lush, verdant lands. This testament to human audacity joins the Pacific and Caribbean in the most direct way possible, and is worth making a leisurely part of your vacation. You’ll get to explore the local beaches and culture while heading to or from one of the greatest man-made marvels in the world. Cruises through the Panama Canal promise one legendary trip.
Panama Canal Departure Ports and Ports of Call
(Click on the city for details about the area and excursions)