~ dramatic landscape, man-made lakes, & deep green jungles ~
Panama Canal Cruise - keel-billed toucan
Traveller Photo by Ken McLean

Visit culturally fascinating ports, enjoy magnificent rain forests and traverse one of the world's great engineering wonders on a Panama Canal cruise.


Cruising the Panama Canal

On a Panama Canal cruise, you'll drop anchor in sun-drenched ports in the Caribbean and South America, visiting destinations such as Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Aruba, Cartagena, Costa Rica, and more.

Imagine standing on deck,  as your ship is slowly raised and lowered through the massive locks of the Panama Canal - an amazing feat of man-made engineering, and one of the great wonders of the world. Enhance your Panama Canal Cruise with a hotel package in one of several sensational cities before and/or after your cruise.

Panama Canal Cruise Shore Excursions

Visit Colonial Panama and the Gatun Locks. Wander the narrow streets of colonial Panama known as the Casco Antiguo. The ruins of the churches and convents, colonial palaces, bridges and military buildings attest to the grandiose past of this city. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Gatun Locks, the largest and most important of the three sets of locks at the Panama Canal. And you'll have the opportunity to explore the other fascinating ports of call on your itinerary.

Putting it All Together

Panama Canal Cruise itineraries are offered on a seasonal basis, typically in the spring and fall for 10 or more nights. Ports of call vary.

For the Panama Canal cruise itinerary that best matches your interests and personal style, the destinations you wish to visit, the best ship and stateroom type for you, tips about the cruise experience and other things worth considering when booking your Panama Canal cruise vacation, ask a TWG Vacation Travel Advisor to help you.