Panama Canal Cruises
Panama Canal cruises are a bucket-list trip, showcasing an engineering marvel built in 1914 by 80,000 workers, a monumental masterpiece in history. A cruise through the Panama Canal is a voyage like no other, seamlessly blending the wonder of human engineering with the allure of lush tropical landscapes. This man-made marvel, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, has become an iconic destination.
Spanning 48 miles of shimmering waters, ships traverse three sets of locks; Gatun, Pedro Miguel, and Miraflores. It’s Earth’s most scenic shortcut and a monumental achievement of mankind.
Cruises to the Panama Canal are available year-round, with the best time to visit depending on your priorities. The dry season, from December to April, offers ideal weather for sightseeing and outdoor activities. In contrast, the wet season, from May to November, brings lush green landscapes and is a great time for nature enthusiasts.Search All Panama Canal Cruises
Some of the highlights of a cruise along the Panama Canal are:
Colón, a bustling city on the Caribbean coast of Panama, serves as the gateway to the Panama Canal and offers a mix of cultural diversity and vibrant markets. With its rich history, visitors can explore the colonial architecture and immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere of this significant maritime hub.
Panama City is a modern metropolis that harmoniously blends skyscrapers with historic sites like Casco Viejo, a UNESCO-listed old town. Nestled at the crossroads of two oceans, the city boasts a thriving cultural scene, world-class cuisine, and easy access to the marvels of the Panama Canal.
The Panamanian rainforest, a lush and biodiverse ecosystem, teems with an incredible variety of flora and fauna, from vibrant tropical plants to elusive jaguars and colourful birds. Wander through its dense foliage to discover hidden waterfalls, ancient trees, and an enchanting world of natural wonders.
Which cruise lines sail the Panama Canal
Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Explora Journeys, Holland America, Hurtigruten, MSC Cruises, Marella Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Silversea Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises & Windstar Cruises.
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