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The Panama Canal is a man-made, 50-mile-long waterway that was created to connect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This made sailing from the West Coast of the U.S. to the East Coast and South America - and beyond - far faster. Trade between nations has also increased due to this modern technological marvel.

What is a Panama Canal Cruise? Panama Canal cruises are available in a variety of different durations and usually fall into two categories: partial transits and full transits. We are excited to offer travelers both partial and full transit cruises through the Panama Canal at the very best prices. Panama Cruises on Oceania, Princess, Seabourn, Norwegian, and Holland America cruise lines are popular choices for many and can be booked online today with no booking feess! Cruise this historic area and experience history for yourself.

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Acapulco City Orientation with Cliff...
$49

Experience the many highlights of Acapulco, including a show by the world-famous cliff divers!

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Cabo Golden Coast Cruise and Snorkel
$59

Snorkel the pristine waters of Cabo San Lucas. Afterwards, cruise to the famous Arch, the sea lion colony and Lovers Beach.

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Aerial Tram and Miraflores Locks
$165

Discover the secrets of the upper forest canopy when you ascend into the rainforest on this specially designed aerial tram.

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Stingray City and Two Snorkel Stops
$79

This motor boat trip (with an average group size of only 30 people) visits Stingray City and makes two snorkel stops at the Barrier Reef.

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Exclusive Puerto Vallarta City Tour
$77

Get to know the city from the perspective of a local.

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Puntarenas Area Highlights
$139

See the most important aspects of the Central Pacific Coast and the rich wildlife of this fascinating region on this exciting tour.

 

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14 NIGHT PANAMA CANAL Cruise

Departing From: Fort Lauderdale

Duration: 14 nights

Ship: Zaandam (Ship Info)

Port of Call: Fort Lauderdale Florida Us, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Cartagena Colombia, Enter Panama Canal Cristobal, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Balboa, Day At Sea, Puerto Caldera (puntarenas) Costa Rica, Corinto Nicaragua, Puerto Quetzal Guatemala, Huatulco Mexico, Day At Sea, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, San Diego California Us (Itinerary Details)

Best For: Gourmet, Honeymoon, Luxury, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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14 NIGHT PANAMA CANAL Cruise

Departing From: San Diego

Duration: 14 nights

Ship: Zaandam (Ship Info)

Port of Call: San Diego California Us, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Day At Sea, Huatulco Mexico, Puerto Quetzal Guatemala, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Enter Panama Canal Balboa, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Cristobal, Cartagena Colombia, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Half Moon Cay Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale Florida Us (Itinerary Details)

Best For: Gourmet, Honeymoon, Luxury, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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14 NIGHT PANAMA CANAL Cruise

Departing From: San Diego

Duration: 14 nights

Ship: Zaandam (Ship Info)

Port of Call: San Diego California Us, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Day At Sea, Huatulco Mexico, Puerto Quetzal Guatemala, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Enter Panama Canal Balboa, Cruising Panama Canal, Exit Panama Canal Cristobal, Cartagena Colombia, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Fort Lauderdale Florida Us (Itinerary Details)

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15 NIGHT PANAMA CANAL Cruise

Departing From: Los Angeles

Duration: 15 nights

Ship: Emerald Princess (Ship Info)

Port of Call: Los Angeles California, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Day At Sea, Huatulco Mexico, Day At Sea, San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua, Puntarenas Costa Rica, Day At Sea, Fuerte Amador Panama (for Panama City), Panama Canal Full Transit New Locks, Cartagena Colombia, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Ft Lauderdale Florida (Itinerary Details)

Best For: Family with Kids, Family with Teens, Honeymoon, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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16 NIGHT PANAMA CANAL Cruise

Departing From: Galveston

Duration: 16 nights

Ship: Ruby Princess (Ship Info)

Port of Call: Galveston Texas, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Cartagena Colombia, Panama Canal Full Transit New Locks, Fuerte Amador Panama (for Panama City), Day At Sea, Puntarenas Costa Rica, San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Day At Sea, Day At Sea, San Francisco California (Itinerary Details)

Best For: Family with Kids, Family with Teens, Honeymoon, Romantic, Senior, Wedding

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Book the Best Panama Canal Cruise for Less

CruiseDirect can help connect you with a cruise through the Panama Canal at the best price guaranteed. With no booking fees and flexible payment plans, you can experience a truly unique cruise experience within your budget. Cruises are our passion and we want to help you take the trip a lifetime: A trip down the Panama Canal that connects you with exciting ports is a truly unique vacation that will allow you to experience a monumental piece of technology and history while enjoying the relaxation and luxuries of a cruise.

Panama Canal Cruise Tips

  • Get up bright and early for a prime spot on the ship to get a good view of the canal. Spots on the bow and rear of the ship can get claimed quickly.
  • The Panama sun and heat is famously brutal. Make sure you've brought sunscreen and/or a protective hat. Crew members keep guests well-stocked with cool drinks and towels, and refreshing snacks.
  • Consider a shore excursion to have the greatest safety while exploring at port rather than traveling independently. Some cities like Colon and Puerto Limon have a reputation for crime.

Which Cruise Ships Go Through the New Panama Canal?

Panama Canal cruises are as luxurious or as low-key as you like. Cruise lines that send their ships through this area include:

  • Holland America
  • Princess
  • Norwegian
  • Seabourn
  • Azamara
  • Carnival
  • Celebrity
  • Crystal
  • Cunard
  • Disney
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Viking

What is the Best Month to Cruise the Panama Canal?

The cruise season runs from October to April. The best Panama Canal cruise weather is after the rainy season, which ends in November.

How Long Does It Take to Cruise the Panama Canal?

On average, it takes about eight to ten hours to travel through the Panama Canal. Note that Panama Canal cruises may include stops in many different ports before and after you transit the canal.