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Panama Canal Cruise: Winter 2020 Sailings

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Which Panama Canal cruises are the best?

A Panama Canal cruise should be on your list of cruises to take. It’s an engineering marvel and considered to be one of the modern wonders of the world. The canal is a 50-mile waterway with a series of gravity-powered locks that transport ships from sea level to 85 feet and more. There is so much to see and do when you cruise Panama Canal and the surroundings. At, we can book you into any of the Panama cruises at the best price possible. You can always count on us for deals and discounts.

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Our cruise was absolutely fantastic, we really loved it! It was our honeymoon and we will always remember! Thank you very much for your service and your patience with my many questions and my bad English! 🙂 [From Germany] — Ingrid K.

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Winter is the best time for a Panama Canal Cruise because it’s the dry season. The days are pleasant with average temperatures between the mid-70s and mid-80s and we’ll help you book the cruise that fits your schedule and budget. Call us at 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784) and we’ll help you with all the details.

What to See and Do on a Panama Canal Cruise

At the Old Panama Museum in Panama City, you can explore the history of the Spaniards who made the city their base while they searched for gold. You can also shop gold crafts and jewelry created by local artisans.

Enjoy the beauty and learn about the history of the railroad and the canal while riding in a restored 1938 railway car.

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Learn about and observe the immense locks at the Gatun Locks Observation Center, and watch as ships enter and exit the Gatun Locks. A popular way to tour the amazing beauty of the area is by taking a tour on the aerial tram. You can see the surrounding dense rainforests where an abundance of wildlife lives and enjoy exhibits including reptiles, butterflies and a beautiful orchid garden.

You’ll want to document the beauty of the area and the amazing engineering feat of the Panama Canal with your camera. You’ll make memories to share with friends and families back home.

Take a look at the following cruises being offered this winter. Each of these cruise lines has something special to share and one or more has a cruise that is perfect for you.

Carnival Panama Canal Cruises – From $56 a Day

Carnival has Panama cruises lasting between 9 and 17 nights. Departure ports can include Galveston TX, New Orleans LA, Miami FL, Tampa FL, and San Francisco CA.

Ports of call can include Panama – Cozumel, Mexico – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Puerto Limon, Costa Rica – Punta Renes, Costa Rica – Cartagena, Columbia – Port of Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean – Curaco, Caribbean – Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and Quentzal, Guatemala.

Your time onboard your Carnival ship includes fun daytime activities, great entertainment, delectable dining choices, lounges and clubs, and plenty of activities for children. Spend some time at the spa, lay by the pool, try your luck in the casino, and be sure to try the Skyride. You can visit an art gallery, play miniature golf, or check out some cooking demonstrations. At night you’ll enjoy several entertainment options including an old-fashioned drive-in movie.

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Royal Caribbean Panama Canal Cruises – From $62 a Day

Royal Caribbean offers a 15-night Panama Canal cruise departing from Los Angeles, and a 16-night cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) FL.

Depending on the cruise you select, your ports can include Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Puerta Vallarta, Mexico – Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala – Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Panama Canal, Panama – Cartagena, Columbia – Port of Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean – San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

There is plenty of other entertainment including Broadway musicals such as Grease, Mama Mia, Cats, and Hairspray. You are also able to enjoy ice-skating shows and Aqua Theater shows. Take a chance at the casino, and it could be your lucky day. The dining options are plentiful and exceptional from seafood, amazing burgers, Italian food, and other options. You can enjoy all your favorite beverages with your meals.

Click here for a list of Royal Caribbean’s Panama Canal cruises.

Holland America Line Panama Canal Cruises – From $93 a Day

Holland America Line cruises to Panama depart from Fort Lauderdale (Port Canaveral) FL and San Diego CA. Choose a cruise between 14 and 18 nights. Port stops your ship may make include Puerto Vallarta, MX – Manzanillo, MX – Huatulco, MX – Puerto Chiapas, MX – Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala – Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua – Puerto Caldera, MX – Panama Canal, Panama – Port of Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean – Half Moon Cay Bahamas – Fort Lauderdale FL, and San Diego CA.

While on board enjoy first-class entertainment, cultural performances, wine tastings, casino, fitness center, live music performances, and the Club Hal children’s program. You can also enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops, or spend a few hours relaxing in the spa. Dining options include Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto, Nami Sushi, Dive In, New York Pizza, Lido Market, and 24-hour in-room dining. All your favorite beverages are available.

Click here for a list of Holland America Line’s Panama Canal cruises.

Norwegian Panama Canal Cruises – From $58 a Day

Choose a Norwegian cruise to the Panama Canal from 11 nights to 21 nights. Cruises to Panama depart from Miami FL, Tampa FL, and New York NY.

Depending on the cruise you select, you may visit the ports of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Puerto Vallarta, MX – Costa Maya, MX – Zihuatanejo (Ixtopa/Zihuatanejo), MX – Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala – Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua – Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Puerto Limon, Costa Rica – Colon, Panama – Panama Canal, Panama – Cartagena, Columbia – Santa Marta, Columbia – Port of Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean – Willemstad, Curacao – Kraiendjik, Bonaire, Dutch Antilles – Roatan, Honduras – Harvest Cay, Belize, and Falmouth, Jamaica.

Your time on board your Norwegian cruise will be filled with activities and entertainment including Broadway show performances, Cirque Dreams, live music, comedy shows, and Legends in Concert tribute performers. You can also participate in deck parties and open-air laser tag on some ships.

Dining is always a pleasure in the Dining Room, Beyond Buffets (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Asian Fusion, and Cagney’s Steakhouse. Other dining and beverage locations are available, so whether you want to dress up or dress down, the perfect options are there to choose from.

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