Savor the unparalleled magic of the Panama Canal with Norwegian Cruise Line, where your voyage through the 40-mile engineering marvel becomes an exquisite affair. Reserva tu Crucero por el Canal de Panamá today and discover why Norwegian is recognized as the Best Cruise Line in Panama and Central America by Cruise Critic.
¿Listo para empezar a planificar? Explora todos los 2024 Panama Canal cruises.
In 2024, you can select a cruise in the prime months of January through April and October through December, departing from six exciting cruise ports:
- Los Angeles, California.
- Miami, Florida.
- Panama City (Colón), Panama.
- Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama.
- Santiago (San Antonio), Chile.
- Seattle, Washington.
Full Transit vs. Partial Transit
Choose between full transit and partial transit with a Norwegian Panama Canal cruise. Partial-transit cruises tend to be shorter and often feature round-trip routes. On the other hand, a full-transit cruise presents the opportunity to embark and debark at different ports. Experiencing the Panama Canal in its full glory is a dream come true for many. If this is high on your bucket list, consider a full-transit Panama Canal cruise.
Norwegian's 2024 Panama Canal Cruise Ports
Crucero por el Canal de Panamá could transport you between two incredible areas of the world — the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Opt for a full-transit cruise, and ports in both locations will be yours to explore.
Renowned as the birthplace of Peru's national drink, Pisco Sour, the city of Pisco serves as your gateway to the mysterious Nazca Lines. This ancient city, steeped in history, offers a vibrant blend of culture and natural beauty. Book a trip to the Ballestas Islands, often touted as the Poor Man's Galapagos, where you can witness sea lions, penguins, and over 200 species of marine birds in their natural habitat.
For history enthusiasts, a guided tour of the impressive Inca fortress of Tambo Colorado reveals the architectural genius of ancient civilizations. Finally, indulge your taste buds with the local Pisco Sour, an authentic experience not to be missed while in Peru.
Immerse yourself in the intoxicating blend of Dutch architecture and Caribbean charm in Willemstad, Curazao. With its pastel colonial buildings, vibrant markets, and stunning beaches, Willemstad is a tropical paradise with a European twist. Consider an excursion to the famous Curaçao Liqueur Distillery, where you can learn about the production of the island's iconic blue liqueur and sample this delightful concoction.
For a brush with the past, explore the historic area of Punda, known for its beautifully preserved colonial architecture, or visit the poignant Kura Hulanda Museum, which traces the harrowing history of the transatlantic slave trade. If natural beauty is more your speed, visit Shete Boka National Park, home to rugged coastlines and dramatic wave action, or take a snorkeling trip to witness the island's stunning coral reefs and marine life.
Recorrido por el Canal de Panamá desde Santiago (San Antonio), 16 días
Canal de Panamá: México y Costa Rica, 17 días
Canal de Panamá, de Miami a Los Ángeles: México y Colombia, 15 días
Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica
Puerto Caldera in Puntarenas is a hidden gem in Costa Rica, boasting extraordinary wildlife, pristine beaches, and the mesmerizing Carara Biological Reserve. Nature enthusiasts should make time to visit the Tarcoles River area. You'll find a realm of ancient trees, crocodiles, and over 400 species of birds, including the vibrant scarlet macaws.
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
The stunning coastal haven of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua is a favorite among locals and surfers for its majestic waves. If surfing isn't your style, the region still offers plenty of other outdoor activities. Consider an invigorating hike around the Mombacho volcano, followed by a visit to the colonial city of Granada, established by Spanish conquistadors in 1524. When hunger strikes, indulge in the local delicacy, nacatamal, a mouthwatering ensemble of ground corn, butter, and a savory filling, wrapped in plantain leaves and boiled to perfection.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Built in the 1980s, Puerto Quetzal is a strategic port city that links to other prominent destinations. It's the ideal stop for those eager to explore nearby attractions such as Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cabo San Lucas, México
Perched at the end of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is a global hub for deep-sea fishing. The city's most iconic landmark, El Arco (the arch), is a must-see natural wonder. Winter visitors should keep their eyes peeled for migrating whales from Alaska. From snorkeling and diving to zip-lining and 4x4 off-roading, Cabo San Lucas offers a wealth of exciting adventures.
Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
With distinctive geography, a neo-tropical climate, and lush rainforests that create one of the world's most famous biodiverse habitats, Puerto Limon is a treasure trove for eco-tourists. You can explore various national parks and reserves during your Panama Canal journey. Consider embarking on an excursion to the Veragua Rainforest and the Tortuguero Canals. Here you will ascend in a gondola through the canopy of the Veragua Rainforest mountain reserve and then cruise the Tortuguero Canals. With distinctive geography, a neo-tropical climate, and lush rainforests that create one of the world's most famous biodiverse habitats, Puerto Limon is a treasure trove for eco-tourists. You can explore various national parks and reserves during your Panama Canal journey. Consider embarking on an excursion to the Veragua Rainforest and the Tortuguero Canals. Here you will ascend in a gondola through the canopy of the Veragua Rainforest mountain reserve and then cruise the Tortuguero Canals.
Cartagena is a captivating walled city filled with historical intrigue, with a past riddled with pirates and conquistadors. Consider the Explorar la magnífica Cartagena excursion to witness some of the most notable landmarks. Begin with a stop at San Felipe de Barajas for panoramic vistas of the old city. Next, visit Las Bovedas Artisan Center, which once served as a dungeon. Meander through the narrow streets until you reach the Inquisition Palace, established in 1610 to punish those who committed crimes against the Catholic Church. Wrap up your tour with a visit to the San Pedro Claver cloister and monastery, as well as the Navy Museum.
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