Panama Canal Cruises

Cruise ship on Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is a 77km long canal that connects the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. What better way to experience this "7 Wonders of the Modern World" than on a Panama Cruise.

History of the Panama Canal

Work on the Panama Canal was started by the French in 1881, however due to engineering difficulties and the high mortality rate due to disease this was ceased. The United States took over the project in 1904, which took a decade to complete. Officially opened in 1914 it is one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects undertaken. It's benefits however are wide ranging by reducing the time for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Over 14,000 ships now pass through the Canal taking between 6-8 hours to complete the journey.

We have a number of Panama Canal cruises on one way and roundtrip itineraries passing through a number of ports such as:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Miami
  • Aruba, Caribbean
  • Grand Cayman, Caribbean
  • San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Limon, Costa Rica
  • Cartagena, Columbia

Departure Ports

Most Cruises through the Panama Canal depart from Miami, Fort Lauderdale (Florida) or Los Angeles (California).

Cruise Companies

  • Princess
  • Seabourn
  • Azamara
  • Holland America
  • Celebrity

Best Cruises

Princess Cruises operates a number of Cruises through the Panama Canal. Cruises range from 10 to 15 nights depending on your itinerary. Cruises depart from Fort Lauderdale and sail through to Los Angeles. Itineraries also travel the reverse route from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale. Sailing through the beautiful waters of the Caribbean, this cruise then traverses the Panama Canal before hitting the Pacific Ocean on its journey to Mexico. The Cruise then completes its itinerary in Los Angeles. This cruise is a popular choice for those wanting to see both the Canal and other interesting sights on its journey.

Princess alternately operates roundtrip cruises to the Panama Canal departing and concluding in Fort Lauderdale.

A 57 night Cruise from Australia to the Panama Canal is operated by Seabourn. Departing Sydney this cruise sails through ports in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Hawaii, USA, Mexico, Guatemala

Azamara operates a New Years Eve Cruise through the Panama Canal departing before Christmas.

Holland America has itineraries also from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal however ships complete their journey in San Diego. Another itinerary begins in San Diego and ends in Fort Lauderdale.

Celebrity has Cruises to the Panama Canal departing from Miami and concluding in San Diego.

Cheap Panama Canal Cruises

We have a number of discount Cruises through the Panama Canal on sale from under $2000 per person twin share. Bonus Credit is also available on some itineraries.

Princess Cruises Panama Canal with Costa... 21 Oct 2017 10 nights

From $1369

Holland America Line Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise 09 Apr 2017 10 nights Save up to 63% *

From $1427

Holland America Line Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise 29 Mar 2017 11 nights Save up to 62% *

From $1501

Princess Cruises Panama Canal Cruise 07 Apr 2017 10 nights

From $1622

Celebrity Cruises Eastbound Panama Canal... 17 Apr 2017 15 nights

From $1872

Princess Cruises Panama Canal Cruise 12 Oct 2017 15 nights

From $2016

Holland America Line Panama Canal Cruise 06 Apr 2017 15 nights Save up to 57% *

From $2028

Princess Cruises Panama Canal Cruise 27 Sep 2017 15 nights

From $2036

Princess Cruises Panama Canal Cruise 12 Oct 2017 15 nights

From $2036

Celebrity Cruises Westbound Panama Canal... 02 Apr 2017 15 nights

From $2045

Princess Cruises Panama Canal Cruise 17 Apr 2017 15 nights

From $2113

Princess Cruises Panama Canal Cruise 19 Apr 2017 15 nights

From $2113

Holland America Line Panama Canal Cruise 26 Apr 2017 15 nights Save up to 59% *

From $2315

Holland America Line Panama Canal Cruise 21 Oct 2017 14 nights Save up to 33% *

From $2322

Princess Cruises Panama Canal And British... 17 Apr 2017 19 nights

From $2374

Celebrity Cruises Westbound Panama Canal... 24 Oct 2017 15 nights

From $2400

Celebrity Cruises Eastbound Panama Canal... 09 Oct 2017 15 nights

From $2435

Holland America Line Panama Canal Cruise 09 Apr 2017 20 nights Save up to 52% *

From $2482

Princess Cruises Panama Canal Cruise 12 May 2017 17 nights

From $2618

Princess Cruises Panama Canal Cruise 25 Apr 2017 17 nights

From $2633


All Panama Canal Cruises on Sale


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