Panamax Size Ships & 2015 Expansion

To transit the Panama Canal, a cruise ship, or container ship, must be considered to be of "Panamax" size - or, no larger than the "maximum" size to fit through the Panama Canal locks ...

Rainforest Aerial Tram and Gamboa Tower

Discover nature from the sky and ground on this unique eco-tour from Panama City. Ride on the rainforest aerial tram and ascend 280 feet (85 meters) to the Gamboa observation tower for a bird's-eye...


The Panama Canal isn’t just the quickest link between the Atlantic and the Pacific, it’s also the most beautiful...

The Wildlife of Panama

Panama is truly one of the richest rainforest regions on Earth, supporting many different species, both in the water, and on land, with crocodiles...

Cruises to the Panama Canal

Most major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess and NCL (plus some smaller cruise lines) offer a few Panama Canal sailings each year...

Cruising The Panama Canal

Cruising The Panama Canal is a wonderful, fulfilling experience!

One of cruising's all-time favorite destinations, enjoying a well deserved surge in growth and popularity over the past two decades, has been Panama Canal. With an ever increasing number of new cruise ships being introduced each year, plus the cruise companies designing new, exciting itineraries, and with more and more people finding the joy of cruising as their favorite mode of travel, many more lucky cruisers are able to enjoy the exciting, immersive, relaxing and educational experiences that Panama Canal Cruises brings!

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There are many options for Panama Canal cruises, and many wonderful places to visit and experiences to enjoy while in port. With the different cruise lines competing for every passenger's travel dollar, it is quite difficult for travelers to know which is the best Panama Canal cruise option FOR THEM! Without years of experience and the knowledge and access to information that those years bring, consumers run the risk of paying more than they need to, or getting less than they expected to!

That is where we come in! This cruise destination site, is a service of Smart Traveler, celebrating 25 years online and 65 years selling travel, and we connect you with the best Panama Canal cruise counselor(s) for your lifestyle and budget - and our service is 100% FREE!

In fact, we guarantee that, at the time of your cruise reservation, you will never pay more than if you booked it yourself directly! In addition to absolutely NOT paying more using our services, for over 80% of our reservations, our customers pay LESS, sometimes MUCH less, than if they booked it themselves!

So, please, look around, get some ideas, and whenever you feel ready for some assistance, simply fill out the Quote Request Form.

"Mister Cruise" Peter Coloyan,
Sr. President, Smart Traveler

INCREDIBLE Panama Canal Destinations

Luxury Panama Canal Cruises

Imagine your excitement as you relax on a balcony enjoying a bottle of fine wine and the lush tropical background of the banks of the incredible Panama Canal...

Luxury Panama Canal Cruises

Gatun Lake - Panama Canal

When you enter the Panama Canal from the Caribbean, through the Gatun Locks, your first stop will be in Gatun Lake, where all your Panama Canal Shore excursions will depart from...

Cruising in Gatun Lake Panama Canal

Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal locks are a lock system which raise a cruise ship 85 feet, to the main elevation of the Panama Canal, and then lowers it 85 feet down again...

The Famous Panama Canal Locks System

Incredible, Tropical Panama Canal Vistas

Tropical vegetation, shore birds and other jungle wildlife - even crocodiles - and an endless stream of cargo ships going the "other way" will be just outside your window on your luxury Panama...

Cruising the Panama Canal

Celebrity Infinity Panama Cruises

Celebrity Cruises sails the Panama Canal from Florida to the West Coast and Alaska and vice-versa. On these luxurious cruise ships, you can enjoy unique activities like a real grass putting ...

Legend of the Seas Panama Cruises
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