Panama Canal Cruises: Ports & Map

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Discover the ports of Norwegian Cruise Line's Panama Canal.

 
Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco, Mexico

As one of Mexico's oldest coastal tourist destinations, Acapulco has much to offer both tourist and traveler. Shop, swim or simply take a siesta on the beach. But be sure not to miss the legendary La Quebrada cliff divers.

Arica, Chile

Arica, Chile

Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its verdant valleys and sublime climes, Arica is a lush city amid the Atacama Desert where humans have been living for the past 10,000 years. Look out for Morro de Arica, important not only to the history of the region but a great view for those who make it to the top of this hill on the harbor. Arica is also home to Lauca National Park, where visitors find Chungará Lake, the 10th highest lake in South America. Surf enthusiasts also know Arica for its world-famous wave, El Gringo. Of course, you don’t have to hang ten, you can just kick back and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch in town.

Astoria

Founded by millionaire John Jacob Astor in 1811, Astoria was the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Today, this lovely harbor town boasts original Victorian homes that still line its beautiful and superbly maintained streets. Climb to the top of Astoria Column for a truly breathtaking view.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo's signature landmark is El Arco ("The Arch"), a rock formation at the tip of "Land's End." The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sportfishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called "the Corridor." View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.)

Cartagena, Colombia
cartagena sightseeing

Cartagena, Colombia

The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb "las murallas" for an unforgettable view of the harbor. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.)

Coquimbo, Chile

Coquimbo, Chile

The quaint harbor town of Coquimbo was once the center of Chile’s thriving gold and copper industry. And while it’s still an important shipping port, it’s also a convenient access point for beaches in all directions. While you explore, be sure to ask about locally produced wine that’s also a delicious part of the area’s culture. Because of its remote and dry environment amid the Atacama Desert, Coquimbo’s region also houses a world-famous astronomical facility. The European Southern Observatory, known as La Silla, is home to the Very Large Telescope (that’s really what it’s called!) But you won’t need it to see the Cruz del Tercer Milenio. As we sail into port, you should easily spot this concrete cross, almost 300 feet tall at the top of the hill of El Vigía.

Daylight Transit Panama Canal

Daylight Transit Panama Canal

Experience one of the world's best short cuts! Journey 40 miles through the Panama Canal for an unforgettable experience. Witness first-hand one of the world's manmade short cuts that has changed travel and the transport of goods worldwide.

Huatulco, Mexico

Huatulco, Mexico

Its ancient name means "the place where wood is adored." Thanks to some eco-tourism planning, Huatulco retains a great deal of its beloved natural beauty that surrounds its nine crystalline bays and has been awarded the prestigious Green Globe certification for its efforts. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.)

Key West

Located at the southernmost tip of the United States, this cool little island hideaway is closer to Havana,
Cuba, than it is to Miami. Visit two of Key West's best attractions, the Key West Shipwreck Treasures
Museum and the Key West Aquarium. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.)

Lima (Callao), Peru

Lima (Callao), Peru

Arrive in Callao, the chief port of Peru, right outside Lima to a place where fishermen in colorful boats fit right in to the picture alongside our ship. Trading routes of the 16th century saw goods from all over Peru make their way across the Andes (by mule!) to Callao, for ships headed to Spain. Keep your eyes peeled for the Fortaleza Real Felipe, located on a promontory overlooking the harbor. This historic fortress served as the site of “Rodil’s Last Stand” on the eve of Peru’s independence from Spain. This coastal town also offers nature a largely protected ecosystem, so you just might spot some sea lions as we dock!

Things to Know

  • Short Cut

    The Panama Canal saves 7,872 miles from New York to San Francisco.

     
  • Big Bang

    Over 60 million pounds of dynamite were used on the Panama Canal.

     
  • Small Toll

    A swimmer paid a toll of 36 cents in 1928 to pass through the Canal.

     
  • Breathe In

    The amazing Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the earth's oxygen.

     
  • Bird Buzz

    There are at least 52 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica.

     
  • Green Gems

    Columbia is responsible for 90% of the world's emeralds.