Panama Canal Overview

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years and more than 10,000 men were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle.

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Date Title Price
Seven Seas Navigator®
201222

Dec

22


2020

eXclusive All-Travel 24-night Grand Pacific Holiday Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® - Seven Seas Navigator® - Miami/Oahu

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$9,299

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ID: 1318935

Le Dumont d'Urville
210109

Jan

9


2021

11-night The Panama Canal and Costa Rica Cruise/Land Package

Tauck - Cruise Division - Le Dumont d'Urville - San Jose (C.R.)/Panama City

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ID: 1359887

Le Dumont d'Urville
210116

Jan

16


2021

11-night The Panama Canal and Costa Rica Cruise/Land Package

Tauck - Cruise Division - Le Dumont d'Urville - Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

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ID: 1359890

Le Dumont d'Urville
210130

Jan

30


2021

11-night The Panama Canal and Costa Rica Cruise/Land Package

Tauck - Cruise Division - Le Dumont d'Urville - Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

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ID: 1359891

Le Dumont d'Urville
210206

Feb

6


2021

11-night The Panama Canal and Costa Rica Cruise/Land Package

Tauck - Cruise Division - Le Dumont d'Urville - San Jose (C.R.)/Panama City

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ID: 1359889

Disney Wonder
210226

Feb

26


2021

14-night Westbound Panama Canal from New Orleans Cruise

Disney Cruise Line - Disney Wonder - New Orleans/San Diego

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ID: 1366011

Celebrity Constellation
210308

Mar

8


2021

11-night Touch Canal Cruise

Celebrity Cruises® - Celebrity Constellation - Roundtrip Tampa

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ID: 1359623

National Geographic Quest
210312

Mar

12


2021

7-night Costa Rica & the Panama Canal Cruise

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Quest - Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

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$6,490

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ID: 1362148

National Geographic Quest
210312

Mar

12


2021

14-night Panama to Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, and Tortuguero Cruisetour

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Quest - Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

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$11,040

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ID: 1378254

Le Boreal
210327

Mar

27


2021

13-night Treasures of Central America Cruise

Ponant Cruises - Le Boreal - Guayaquil/Colon (Panama)

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ID: 1350333

Norwegian Encore
210410

Apr

10


2021

16-night Panama Canal from Miami Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Encore - Miami/Los Angeles

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$1,028

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ID: 1348948

Carnival Freedom®
210410

Apr

10


2021

17-night Panama Canal from Galveston Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Freedom® - Galveston/Seattle

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ID: 1367685

Regatta
210422

Apr

22


2021

18-night Panama to Palms Voyage

Oceania Cruises - Regatta - San Francisco/Miami

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$3,249

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ID: 1348557

Safari Voyager
210501

May

1


2021

7-night Unveiled Wonders – Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise

UnCruise Adventures - Safari Voyager - Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

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$4,995

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ID: 1353872

Star Breeze
210502

May

2


2021

7-night Costa Rica and Panama Canal Cruise

Windstar Cruises - Star Breeze - Colon (Panama)/Puerto Caldera

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ID: 1388518

Regatta
210510

May

10


2021

18-night Tapestry of Culture Voyage

Oceania Cruises - Regatta - Miami/San Francisco

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$3,249

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ID: 1348558

Safari Voyager
210703

Jul

3


2021

7-night Colombia and Panama — Coral, Jungles, Canal Cruise

UnCruise Adventures - Safari Voyager - Panama City/Cartagena (Colombia)

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$4,995

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ID: 1384015

Safari Voyager
210828

Aug

28


2021

7-night Colombia and Panama — Coral, Jungles, Canal Cruise

UnCruise Adventures - Safari Voyager - Cartagena (Colombia)/Panama City

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$4,995

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ID: 1384016

Carnival Freedom®
210922

Sep

22


2021

17-night Panama Canal from Seattle Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Freedom® - Seattle/Miami

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ID: 1367708

MS Roald Amundsen
210925

Sep

25


2021

14-night Caribbean Sea – Hidden Highlights and Sailing Through the Panama Canal Voyage (Itinerary 1)

Hurtigruten - MS Roald Amundsen - Nassau/Panama City

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$3,426

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ID: 1391888

Celebrity Millennium
210926

Sep

26


2021

16-night Panama Canal Eastbound Cruise

Celebrity Cruises® - Celebrity Millennium - Los Angeles/Ft. Lauderdale

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$2,059

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ID: 1370609

MS Fram
211001

Oct

1


2021

14-night Panama and Peru – Through the Panama Canal and Along the Andean Coast Voyage

Hurtigruten - MS Fram - Colon/Valparaiso

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$5,263

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ID: 1391900

Safari Voyager
211002

Oct

2


2021

7-night Colombia and Panama — Coral, Jungles, Canal Cruise

UnCruise Adventures - Safari Voyager - Panama City/Cartagena (Colombia)

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$4,995

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ID: 1384017

MS Fridtjof Nansen
211005

Oct

5


2021

14-night Caribbean Sea – Hidden Highlights and Sailing Through the Panama Canal Voyage (Itinerary 2)

Hurtigruten - MS Fridtjof Nansen - Nassau/Panama City

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$5,385

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ID: 1389547

Norwegian Jewel
211006

Oct

6


2021

15-night Panama Canal from Los Angeles to Miami – Mexico and Costa Rica Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Jewel - Los Angeles/Miami

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$1,063

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ID: 1401128

Celebrity Millennium
211012

Oct

12


2021

15-night Panama Canal Eastbound Cruise

Celebrity Cruises® - Celebrity Millennium - Ft. Lauderdale/San Diego

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$1,859

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ID: 1370610

MS Fridtjof Nansen
211012

Oct

12


2021

7-night Caribbean - Hidden Highlights of the Caribbean from George Town to Panama City Voyage

Hurtigruten - MS Fridtjof Nansen - George Town/Panama City

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ID: 1400838

Viking Star
211023

Oct

23


2021

14-night Panama Canal & Central America Cruise

Viking Cruises - Viking Star - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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ID: 1393063

Norwegian Sky
211024

Oct

24


2021

9-night Panama Canal from Miami Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Sky - Miami/Amador

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$804

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ID: 1382465

Celebrity Millennium
211027

Oct

27


2021

15-night Panama Canal Eastbound Cruise

Celebrity Cruises® - Celebrity Millennium - San Diego/Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,759

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ID: 1370611

Norwegian Encore
211028

Oct

28


2021

17-night Panama Canal from San Francisco to Miami – Mexico and Costa Rica Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Encore - San Francisco/Miami

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$1,357

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ID: 1385728

National Geographic Quest
211030

Oct

30


2021

7-night Panama and Colombia – Exploring the Caribbean Coast Cruise

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Quest - Panama City/Cartagena (Colombia)

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$5,990

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ID: 1382469

Carnival Pride®
211031

Oct

31


2021

14-night Panama Canal from Baltimore Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Pride® - Baltimore/Tampa

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ID: 1369540

Norwegian Sky
211102

Nov

2


2021

9-night Panama Canal Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Sky - Amador/Colon (Panama)

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$853

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ID: 1382466

Eurodam
211103

Nov

3


2021

11-night Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise

Holland America Line - Eurodam - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,298

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ID: 1402279

Seven Seas Navigator®
211105

Nov

5


2021

62-night Circle South America Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® - Seven Seas Navigator® - Roundtrip Miami

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$29,999

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ID: 1358409

Disney Wonder
211105

Nov

5


2021

14-night Very Merrytime Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise

Disney Cruise Line - Disney Wonder - San Diego/Galveston

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$2,072

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ID: 1394719

National Geographic Quest
211106

Nov

6


2021

7-night Panama and Colombia – Exploring the Caribbean Coast Cruise

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Quest - Cartagena (Colombia)/Panama City

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$5,990

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ID: 1382471

Royal Clipper
211106

Nov

6


2021

14-night Barbados to Panama Cruise

Star Clippers - Royal Clipper - Bridgetown (Barbados)/Flamenco Island

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$3,900

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ID: 1383012

Crown Princess®
211106

Nov

6


2021

10-night Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean (New Locks) Cruise

Princess Cruises® - Crown Princess® - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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ID: 1392506

Viking Star
211106

Nov

6


2021

10-night Classic Panama Canal Passage Cruise

Viking Cruises - Viking Star - Ft. Lauderdale/Fuerte Amador

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ID: 1395433

Seabourn Quest
211107

Nov

7


2021

13-night Panama and the Inca Coast Cruise

Seabourn - Seabourn Quest - Miami/Lima (Callao)

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$6,499

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ID: 1397929

Seabourn Quest
211107

Nov

7


2021

22-night Panama Canal and South America Cruise

Seabourn - Seabourn Quest - Miami/Santiago (San Antonio)

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$10,499

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ID: 1397930

Seabourn Quest
211107

Nov

7


2021

43-night The Americas and Antarctica Cruise

Seabourn - Seabourn Quest - Miami/Buenos Aires

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$22,999

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ID: 1397931

Norwegian Sky
211111

Nov

11


2021

9-night Panama Canal Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Sky - Colon (Panama)/Amador

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$853

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ID: 1382467

National Geographic Quest
211113

Nov

13


2021

7-night Panama and Colombia – Exploring the Caribbean Coast Cruise

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Quest - Panama City/Cartagena (Colombia)

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$5,990

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ID: 1382470

Westerdam
211113

Nov

13


2021

17-night Panama Canal and Inca Discovery Cruise

Holland America Line - Westerdam - Ft. Lauderdale/Santiago (San Antonio)

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$1,998

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ID: 1384104

Westerdam
211113

Nov

13


2021

31-night Panama Canal, Inca, and South America Discovery Cruise

Holland America Line - Westerdam - Ft. Lauderdale/Buenos Aires

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$3,949

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ID: 1384106

Eurodam
211114

Nov

14


2021

10-night Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise

Holland America Line - Eurodam - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,499

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ID: 1402280

Pacific Princess®
211116

Nov

16


2021

24-night Tahiti, South America, and Panama Canal Crossing Cruise

Princess Cruises® - Pacific Princess® - Ft. Lauderdale/Papeete

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$3,649

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ID: 1389514

Pacific Princess®
211116

Nov

16


2021

34-night Tahiti, South America, and Panama Canal Grand Adventure Cruise

Princess Cruises® - Pacific Princess® - Ft. Lauderdale/Papeete

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ID: 1389515

Crown Princess®
211116

Nov

16


2021

10-night Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean (New Locks) Cruise

Princess Cruises® - Crown Princess® - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,319

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ID: 1392510

Viking Star
211116

Nov

16


2021

10-night Classic Panama Canal Passage Cruise

Viking Cruises - Viking Star - Fuerte Amador/Ft. Lauderdale

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ID: 1395434

Norwegian Jewel
211118

Nov

18


2021

11-night Panama Canal Roundtrip Miami – Mexico, Costa Rica, and Belize Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Jewel - Roundtrip Miami

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$1,035

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ID: 1386292

Norwegian Sky
211120

Nov

20


2021

9-night Panama Canal Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Sky - Amador/Colon (Panama)

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$853

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ID: 1382468

National Geographic Quest
211120

Nov

20


2021

7-night Panama and Colombia – Exploring the Caribbean Coast Cruise

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Quest - Cartagena (Colombia)/Panama City

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$5,990

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ID: 1382472

Wind Star
211123

Nov

23


2021

18-night Star Collector – Reefs and Rainforests – the Caribbean, Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica via the Panama Canal Cruise

Windstar Cruises - Wind Star - Bridgetown (Barbados)/Puerto Caldera

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$3,699

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ID: 1380381

Eurodam
211124

Nov

24


2021

11-night Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise

Holland America Line - Eurodam - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,198

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ID: 1402281

Viking Star
211126

Nov

26


2021

14-night Panama Canal and Central America Cruise

Viking Cruises - Viking Star - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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ID: 1395435

Safari Voyager
211127

Nov

27


2021

10-night Costa Rica and Panama – Canal, Culture, Adventure Cruise

UnCruise Adventures - Safari Voyager - Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

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$7,095

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ID: 1384018

Carnival Glory®
211128

Nov

28


2021

14-night Panama Canal from New Orleans Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Glory® - Roundtrip New Orleans

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$1,019

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ID: 1362606

Norwegian Sky
211129

Nov

29


2021

9-night Panama Canal Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Sky - Colon (Panama)/Amador

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$853

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ID: 1382521

Norwegian Jewel
211129

Nov

29


2021

15-night Panama Canal from Miami to San Diego – Mexico and Costa Rica Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Jewel - Miami/San Diego

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$1,273

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ID: 1386293

Crown Princess®
211129

Nov

29


2021

10-night Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean (New Locks) Cruise

Princess Cruises® - Crown Princess® - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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ID: 1392513

Marina
211201

Dec

1


2021

38-night Americas Jubilee Voyage

Oceania Cruises - Marina - Miami/Buenos Aires

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$6,149

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ID: 1380734

Marina
211201

Dec

1


2021

18-night Transit of the Americas Voyage

Oceania Cruises - Marina - Miami/Lima

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$2,799

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ID: 1380738

Silver Dawn
211202

Dec

2


2021

16-night South America Cruise

Silversea Cruises - Silver Dawn - Ft. Lauderdale/Lima (Callao)

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$7,560

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ID: 1388747

Seven Seas Navigator®
211203

Dec

3


2021

34-night Around the Horn & Across the Canal Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® - Seven Seas Navigator® - Buenos Aires/Miami

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$17,599

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ID: 1358415

Wind Star
211204

Dec

4


2021

7-night Costa Rica and Panama Canal Cruise

Windstar Cruises - Wind Star - Colon (Panama)/Puerto Caldera

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$2,199

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ID: 1398019

Wind Star
211204

Dec

4


2021

11-night Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal Volcano Cruise/Land Package

Windstar Cruises - Wind Star - Colon (Panama)/San Jose (C.R.)

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$4,199

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ID: 1398089

Eurodam
211205

Dec

5


2021

10-night Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise

Holland America Line - Eurodam - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,299

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ID: 1402282

Eurodam
211205

Dec

5


2021

17-night Panama Canal Sunfarer / Tropical Caribbean Cruise

Holland America Line - Eurodam - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,999

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ID: 1402283

Safari Voyager
211207

Dec

7


2021

10-night Costa Rica and Panama – Canal, Culture, Adventure Cruise

UnCruise Adventures - Safari Voyager - San Jose (C.R.)/Panama City

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$7,095

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ID: 1384021

Wind Star
211207

Dec

7


2021

11-night Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal Volcano Cruise/Land Package

Windstar Cruises - Wind Star - San Jose (C.R.)/Colon (Panama)

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$4,199

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ID: 1398090

Norwegian Sky
211208

Dec

8


2021

9-night Panama Canal Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Sky - Amador/Miami

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$853

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ID: 1382490

Crown Princess®
211209

Dec

9


2021

10-night Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean (New Locks) Cruise

Princess Cruises® - Crown Princess® - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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ID: 1392507

Seabourn Sojourn
211210

Dec

10


2021

32-night Holiday Caribbean and Panama Canal Cruise

Seabourn - Seabourn Sojourn - Miami/Los Angeles

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$12,999

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ID: 1375798

Viking Star
211210

Dec

10


2021

14-night Panama Canal and Central America Cruise

Viking Cruises - Viking Star - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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ID: 1395436

Carnival Pride®
211211

Dec

11


2021

8-night Panama Canal from Tampa Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Pride® - Roundtrip Tampa

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$839

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ID: 1369558

Wind Star
211211

Dec

11


2021

7-night Costa Rica and Panama Canal Cruise

Windstar Cruises - Wind Star - Puerto Caldera/Colon (Panama)

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$2,199

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ID: 1378917

Safari Voyager
211217

Dec

17


2021

10-night Costa Rica and Panama – Canal, Culture, Adventure Cruise

UnCruise Adventures - Safari Voyager - Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

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$7,095

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ID: 1384019

Seven Seas Mariner®
211218

Dec

18


2021

18-night Magic City to Golden Gate Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® - Seven Seas Mariner® - Miami/San Francisco

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$9,199

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ID: 1358339

Wind Star
211218

Dec

18


2021

10-night Adventures in Panama and Costa Rica Cruise

Windstar Cruises - Wind Star - Colon (Panama)/Puerto Caldera

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$3,799

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ID: 1380382

Silver Dawn
211218

Dec

18


2021

16-night South America Cruise

Silversea Cruises - Silver Dawn - Lima (Callao)/Ft. Lauderdale

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$7,020

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ID: 1388748

Seven Seas Navigator®
211219

Dec

19


2021

18-night Callao, Canal, & Costa Maya Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® - Seven Seas Navigator® - Santiago (San Antonio)/Miami

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$8,699

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ID: 1358416

Star Legend
211219

Dec

19


2021

17-night Star Collector – Discovering Unseen Central America via the Panama Canal Cruise

Windstar Cruises - Star Legend - Miami/Puerto Caldera

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$4,499

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ID: 1376377

National Geographic Quest
211219

Dec

19


2021

7-night Costa Rica and the Panama Canal Cruise

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Quest - San Jose (C.R.)/Panama City

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$7,190

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ID: 1382477

Crown Princess®
211219

Dec

19


2021

10-night Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean (New Locks) Cruise

Princess Cruises® - Crown Princess® - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,539

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ID: 1392508

Insignia
211221

Dec

21


2021

196-night Epic World Quest Voyage

Oceania Cruises - Insignia - Miami/New York City

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$42,199

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ID: 1374899

Seabourn Sojourn
211221

Dec

21


2021

21-night Holiday Panama Canal Cruise

Seabourn - Seabourn Sojourn - Miami/Los Angeles

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$9,999

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ID: 1375799

Insignia
211221

Dec

21


2021

16-night Gateway to Sunshine Voyage

Oceania Cruises - Insignia - Miami/Los Angeles

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$2,949

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ID: 1380638

Norwegian Pearl
211223

Dec

23


2021

11-night Panama Canal Roundtrip Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® - Norwegian Pearl - Roundtrip Miami

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$1,511

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ID: 1383700

Viking Star
211224

Dec

24


2021

135 night 2021–2022 Viking World Cruise

Viking Cruises - Viking Star - Ft. Lauderdale/London (Tilbury)

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ID: 1395437

Viking Star
211224

Dec

24


2021

17-night Panama Canal and Coastal Holiday Cruise

Viking Cruises - Viking Star - Ft. Lauderdale/Los Angeles

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ID: 1395438

National Geographic Quest
211226

Dec

26


2021

7-night Costa Rica and the Panama Canal Cruise

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Quest - San Jose (C.R.)/Panama City

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$7,190

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ID: 1382478

Safari Voyager
211227

Dec

27


2021

10-night Costa Rica and Panama – Canal, Culture, Adventure Cruise

UnCruise Adventures - Safari Voyager - San Jose (C.R.)/Panama City

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$7,095

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ID: 1384022

Wind Star
211228

Dec

28


2021

11-night Adventures in Panama and Costa Rica Cruise

Windstar Cruises - Wind Star - Puerto Caldera/Colon (Panama)

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$3,999

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ID: 1380383

Star Legend
211229

Dec

29


2021

7-night Costa Rica and Panama Canal Cruise

Windstar Cruises - Star Legend - Colon (Panama)/Puerto Caldera

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$2,999

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ID: 1378717

Crown Princess®
211229

Dec

29


2021

10-night Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean (New Locks) Cruise

Princess Cruises® - Crown Princess® - Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale

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$1,539

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ID: 1392511

Star Legend
211229

Dec

29


2021

11-night Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal Volcano Cruise/Land Package

Windstar Cruises - Star Legend - Colon (Panama)/San Jose (C.R.)

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$4,999

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ID: 1401698

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years and more than 10,000 men were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn.

'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle.

Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard Cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.
 

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