Panama Canal cruise guide


Connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, the Panama Canal is an ideal cruise route for anyone hoping to see the best of central America.

Cruise 1st Australia has a great selection of Panama Canal cruise deals for 2014 and 2014. Read on to find out more about what’s in store for you on your next cruise.

Reasons to go on a Panama Canal cruise

The Panama Canal stretches some 48 miles between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Traditionally a useful maritime trade route, it’s a very convenient connection for travellers, providing a route from southern USA through to Central and South America.

As such, you’ll have the chance to visit many of this region’s most renowned tourist destinations. Many of our cruises begin on the west coast of America in Los Angeles, home to the stars. Others start at San Diego or Fort Lauderdale. Several cruises end over on the south west coast of America, in Miami.

Destinations in Central and South America include Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Puntarenas in Costa Rica, Cartagena in Colombia and of course the Panama Canal itself.

And further afield you might find yourself in Hawaii, Spain or even London, depending on your choice of cruise.

Cruise lines currently offering Panama Canal cruises include Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, P&O Cruises and Cunard.

Book a Panama Canal cruise with Cruise 1st

You can see the full range of cruises on our Panama Canal cruise deals page. We update our deals regularly, so keep checking back – or use the search tool to see what else takes your fancy.

Here’s a selection of some of the very best cruise deals we currently offer:

Panama Canal (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Norwegian Sun
10th October 2014 for 18 nights

Before your cruise you’ll fly from Australia to Los Angeles, where you’ll stay in a hotel. From there you’ll cruise to Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Chiapas, Puntarenas, Cartagena and Tampa, before returning to Australia.

North to South America & Panama Canal (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Celebrity Infinity
3rd December 2014 for 20 nights

Following your flight from Australia, you’ll embark on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale which visits Cartagena, Colon (Panama), Panama Canal, Manta, Lima, Arica, Valparaiso and Santiago (Chile).

Southampton to Sydney (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Arcadia
3rd January 2015 for 49 nights

This fantastic 7-week trip starts with a flight from Australia to the UK. Your cruise starts at Southampton and stops off at Vigo, Ponta Delgada, St. Lucia, Aruba, Panama Canal, Huatulco, Cabo San Lucas, San Francisco, Honolulu, Maui, Pago Pago, Apia, Suva and Sydney.

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