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Panama Canal Cruises

A popular choice on many travel bucket-lists, a cruise on the Panama Canal promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.

A Seventh Wonder of the Modern World, the Panama Canal is one of man’s greatest feats of engineering. Built to create a pathway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, the Panama Canal is used by both commercial and passenger vessels to negate a lengthy cruise around the southernmost tip of Argentina.

About Cruising the Panama Canal

On a Panama Canal cruise, you will experience the unique workings of the canal first-hand. As your ship navigates the 48-mile channel, you will enter three locks; each one designed to lift the vessel 85 feet above sea level. This remarkable event is unlike any other cruise experience and

Panama Canal cruises also give you the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Central America. Throughout your journey, you will pass through lush rainforest and visit diverse and fascinating ports, such as the old colonial town of Colón in Panama and the coastal town of Puerto Limón in Costa Rica.

Best Cruise Lines for a Panama Canal Cruise

Choosing the right cruise line for your Panama Canal cruise is mostly down to personal preference. If you love all-inclusive smaller ships, both Silversea and Seabourn offer a selection of itineraries in Central America that feature the Panama Canal. In terms of the range of sailings available, Holland America and Princess Cruises are a great choice, while it is also possible to cruise the region with Cunard on a sector of a World Cruise.

Best Time Of Year For A Panama Canal Cruise

The best time of year for a Panama Canal cruise is generally thought to be after November. While the Panama Canal season runs from September to April, leaving post-November will almost guarantee good weather. Should you wish to travel earlier, you should be aware that the region can be prone to heavy rainfall in September, October and early November.

If you would like to find out more about cruising the Panama Canal, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for your preferred voyage.