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The Panama Canal

Truly a marvel of modern engineering, a Panama Canal cruise takes you through stunning scenery and the most famous collection of locks in the world to cross the American continent. Your voyage will take you from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean (or vice versa) amid the style and comfort of a beautifully appointed cruise ship. Beyond the incredible Panama Canal itself you can enjoy the varying scenery and pace of life as you journey between the USA’s east coast, through the laidback Caribbean and then on to Mexico’s Pacific coast and the delights of California. Remember to add on some time to enjoy R&R on a Caribbean beach and indulge in a stay in Los Angeles or Miami before and after your Panama Canal cruise.

 

What you’ll love most about the Panama Canal

  • Witness the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal, where massive ships are lifted and lowered through intricate lock systems, offering a fascinating look at one of the greatest feats of modern engineering and its pivotal role in global trade
  • Explore the Miraflores Visitor Centre, where interactive exhibits, viewing platforms, and informative displays provide a comprehensive understanding of the canal’s history, construction, and ongoing operations, enriching your visit with detailed insights
  • Embark on a boat tour through the canal, navigating alongside colossal vessels and experiencing first-hand the impressive scale and operation of this vital waterway, offering a unique and immersive perspective
  • Discover the lush biodiversity of the Panama Canal Zone, where tropical rainforests, vibrant wildlife, and serene lakes invite you to hike, bird-watch, and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding this historic route
  • Visit the historic town of Colón, where colonial architecture, bustling markets, and rich cultural heritage offer a glimpse into the local life and history connected to the canal’s development and operations
  • Marvel at the Gatun Locks, the largest and most impressive lock system in the canal, where you can watch as ships are raised and lowered between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, showcasing the canal’s extraordinary engineering capabilities

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

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“At Expat Explore we are passionate about making travel possible, affordable & fun. We offer jam-packed & fast-paced coach tour itineraries & the services of our expert tour leaders, to ensure you see the most of each destination. We guarantee an adventure of a lifetime!”

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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Paramount Cruises are a boutique, independent cruise specialist based in London. They endeavour to put together great value, tailor-made cruise packages which will leave you with lasting memories. Their staff our experts in cruise with years of knowledge and first hand experience in cruising, giving you the best, first hand advice and options to make your cruise holiday one to remember.

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With a fleet of 8 mega yachts, sailing the worlds most beautiful waters, Variety Cruises are Europe’s leading small ship cruise line. Combining exploration and cultural enrichment, Variety Cruises are represented in the UK by Seafarer Cruising offering tailor-made ATOL protected packages.

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