PANAMA CANAL CRUISES
Journey between the beautiful Pacific and Atlantic oceans on one of Holland America Cruise Line’s Panama Canal cruises. Travelers may disagree on which sites deserve to be considered modern wonders of the world, but the Panama Canal would surely make most short lists. The shipping channel—which took 33 years to complete and cost 25,000 workers their lives—is arguably the greatest engineering project ever. Today, a journey through the canal will take you from the port of Colón on the Atlantic to bustling Panama City on the Pacific. Along the way, you'll find Gatun Lake, once the largest manmade lake in the world, which has proved a boon for Central American species that thrive here, undisturbed by the ships passing by.
Top 5 Reasons To Cruise The Panama Canal
Feel your ship rise 85 feet as water fills the locks on the Panama Canal, then listen as your Canal historian shares tales of the incredible engineering feat that divided two continents. Explore the intriguing lands, cultures and peoples of this amazing region. From engineering marvels to exotic wildlife, there's so much to discover while on your Panama Canal cruise.
See a Wonder of the Modern World on a Panama Canal Cruise
Panama Canal Cruises Have Diverse Ports of Call
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This year, why not relax your way through the holidays on a Panama Canal Cruise?
Featured Panama Canal Cruise Ports
Fuerte Amador, Panama
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica
Puerto Chiapas, Mexico
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
The ultimate journey between two continents and two mighty oceans, a Panama Canal cruise encompasses Spanish colonial architecture, verdant rainforest and an engineering marvel. Learn more about our ports in the region with articles on Cartagena’s graceful Old City and Costa Rica’s exotic Pura Vida Gardens; Antigua, Guatemala, including La Merced, the city’s 250-year-old cathedral; and the storied past of Panama Viejo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And be sure to explore the complex and fascinating history of the Panama Canal.