PANAMA CANAL CRUISES
Experience one of the wonders of the modern world on Holland America Line’s Panama Canal cruises. Our Panama cruise itineraries depart from both east and west coasts for loads of convenient options. A cruise to the Panama Canal is an incredible experience, worthy of any bucket list as you travel between oceans. The shipping channel—which took 33 years to complete and cost more than 25,000 workers their lives—is arguably the greatest engineering achievement of all time. As you cruise the canal, you will pass through the two-chambered Miraflores Locks, the one-chambered Pedro Miguel Lock, and three-chambered Gatún Locks. Along the way you'll find Gatún Lake, once the largest manmade lake in the world, which has proved a boon for species that thrive here, undisturbed by the ships passing by.
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2021 Panama Canal Cruises Begin Sailing October 2
Holland America Line cruises from Seattle or San Diego to Panama Canal are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. Here are the COVID-19 Guest Protocols currently planned which are subject to change as further details are established. They will be updated in accordance with guidance from public health authorities. View our health & safety protocols for more information.
The Panama Canal Cruise Experience
Feel your ship rise 85 feet as water fills the locks on the Panama Canal. Listen as a historian shares tales of this incredible engineering feat that divided two continents. Explore the intriguing landscapes, culture and people of this amazing region. From engineering marvels to exotic wildlife, there's so much to discover while on your Panama Canal cruise.
See A Modern Marvel On Panama Canal Cruises
Panama Canal Cruises Have Diverse Ports Of Call
Perfectly Sized Ships For Panama Canal Cruises
Exceptional Cuisine & Entertainment
Extraordinary Panama Canal Cruise Tours
Relax 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.