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About Panama Canal Cruises

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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Norwegian Jewel

8 night Panama Canal

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

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Norwegian Jewel

9 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Jewel
Feb 13, 2023 — Feb 22, 2023
Colon • Cartagena • Willemstad • Oranjestad • Kralendijk, Bonaire • Puerto Limon • Panama Canal • Panama CityDeparting from Colon, visiting 8 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Norwegian Jewel

10 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Jewel
Feb 22, 2023 — Mar 4, 2023
Panama City • Panama Canal • Puerto Limon • Willemstad • Kralendijk, Bonaire • Oranjestad • Santa Marta • Cartagena • ColonDeparting from Panama City, visiting 9 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Norwegian Jewel

9 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Jewel
Jan 26, 2023 — Feb 4, 2023
Colon • Cartagena • Kralendijk, Bonaire • Oranjestad • Willemstad • Puerto Limon • Panama Canal • Panama CityDeparting from Colon, visiting 8 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Norwegian Jewel

12 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Jewel
Dec 12, 2022 — Dec 24, 2022
Colon • Panama Canal • San Juan Del Sur • Acajutla • Puerto Quetzal • Huatulco • Puerto Vallarta • Cabo San Lucas • San DiegoDeparting from Colon, visiting 9 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Norwegian Pearl

11 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Pearl
Dec 10, 2022 — Dec 21, 2022
Miami • George Town • Ocho Rios • Panama Canal • Colon • Puerto Limon • Harvest Caye • Cozumel • MiamiDeparting from Miami, visiting 9 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Norwegian Jewel

9 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Jewel
Feb 4, 2023 — Feb 13, 2023
Panama City • Panama Canal • Puerto Limon • Willemstad • Oranjestad • Kralendijk, Bonaire • Cartagena • ColonDeparting from Panama City, visiting 8 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Eurodam

10 night Panama Canal

Holland America LineHolland America Line • Eurodam
Nov 20, 2022 — Nov 30, 2022
Fort Lauderdale • Puerto Limon • Panama Canal • Exit Panama Canal • Colon • Curaçao • Oranjestad • Half Moon Cay • Fort LauderdaleDeparting from Fort Lauderdale, visiting 9 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Norwegian Pearl

11 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Pearl
Jan 2, 2023 — Jan 13, 2023
Miami • George Town • Cartagena • Panama Canal • Colon • Puerto Limon • Harvest Caye • Cozumel • MiamiDeparting from Miami, visiting 9 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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Norwegian Jewel

12 night Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line • Norwegian Jewel
Jan 14, 2023 — Jan 26, 2023
San Diego • Cabo San Lucas • Puerto Vallarta • Acapulco • Puerto Quetzal • San Juan Del Sur • Panama Canal • ColonDeparting from San Diego, visiting 8 ports, select Itinerary details to review day by day itinerary

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