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Take the world's greatest shortcut with our Panama Canal cruise.

Traversing the 40-mile Panama Canal is a rite of passage and something you'll remember this Panama Canal cruise for a lifetime. Add in compelling ports like Cartagena, Huatulco and Puerto Chiapas on your Panama Canal vacation, and you're in for a unique adventure. Depart from Vancouver or Los Angeles and cruise to some of the most exotic and beautiful destinations on earth and discover why Norwegian is the Best Cruise Line in Panama Canal & Central America according to Cruise Critic.

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  • 2. FREE Shore Excursions
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  • 5. FREE Kids
Award Winning Ships

Award Winning Ships

Travel across the Panama Canal in style on our award winning ships! Voted Best Onboard Entertainment, Best Specialty Restaurants, and Best Casinos, you know you’re in for an exciting cruise. Sit back, relax, and let Norwegian take you through one of the most magnificent marvels in the world.

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Featured Panama Canal CRUISE ITINERARIES

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20-Day Panama Canal from Orlando

20-Day Panama Canal from Orlando

Take a gondola ride through a rainforest canopy in Puntarenas. | Best Cruise Line in the Panama Canal & Central America - Cruise Critic Choice Awards 2018
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
Willemstad (Curaçao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); San Diego (California);
DISEMBARK Seattle (Washington);
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Re-discover your sense of adventure.

16-Day Panama Canal Explorer: Ocean to Ocean from Miami

Enjoy a bucket-list journey through the Panama Canal. |
SHIP Norwegian Joy
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) (Costa Rica); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Mazatlán (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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Admire Cartagena’s Clock Tower, once the main gateway to the walled city.

11-Day Panama Canal from Miami

Take the world’s greatest shortcut through the Panama Canal. | Spend the day in Harvest Caye, voted Best New Cruise Port.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colón (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Harvest Caye (Belize); Roatán (Bay Islands); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);

Best Panama Canal EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Panama Canal Excursion Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Five Bays Catamaran and Swim

You're in for a lovely day sailing the bays of Huatulco! Picturesque harbors, sun-drenched coastlines and unusual rock formations are just some of the sights that will remain with ...

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Pacific Train, Boat & Costa Rica Traditions

This combination excursion gives you the opportunity to ride a historical train that has been in service for more than 50 years and participate on a ride through rural countryside ...

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Mexican Outback & Camel Ride

Breathtaking scenery, amazing guides, untouched nature and traditional Mexican culture make this eco adventure unique in every way. Experience an off-road adventure on a Unimog, ri...

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Chileno Bay Snorkel

Cruise by the famed Lovers Beach, past the sea lion colony and the towering rock formations of Land’s End, then set sail for Chileno Bay. Here you'll discover the tropical fish and...

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Panama Canal CRUISE SHIPS

Norwegian Bliss
  • Ship
    168,028 Gross Register
    Tonnage
  • Guest
    4,004 Guest
    Capacity
    (double occupancy)
  • Length
    1,094ft Overall
    Length
  • Width
    136ft Max
    Beam
  • Year
    2018 Year
    Built
  • Crew
    1,716 Ship
    Crew
Norwegian Encore
  • Ship
    169,116 Gross Register
    Tonnage
  • Guest
    3,998 Guest
    Capacity
    (double occupancy)
  • Length
    1,094ft Overall
    Length
  • Width
    136ft Max
    Beam
  • Year
    2019 Year
    Built
  • Crew
    1,735 Ship
    Crew
  • Ship
    93,530 Gross Register
    Tonnage
  • Guest
    2,394 Guest
    Capacity
    (double occupancy)
  • Length
    965ft Overall
    Length
  • Width
    125ft Max
    Beam
  • Year
    2007 Year
    Built
  • Crew
    1,070 Ship
    Crew
Norwegian Joy
  • Ship
    167,725 Gross Register
    Tonnage
  • Guest
    3,804 Guest
    Capacity
    (double occupancy)
  • Length
    1,094ft Overall
    Length
  • Width
    136ft Max
    Beam
  • Year
    2017 Year
    Built
  • Crew
    1,821 Ship
    Crew
  • Ship
    93,530 Gross Register
    Tonnage
  • Guest
    2,394 Guest
    Capacity
    (double occupancy)
  • Length
    965ft Overall
    Length
  • Width
    125ft Max
    Beam
  • Year
    2006 Year
    Built
  • Crew
    1,072 Ship
    Crew
  • Ship
    78,309 Gross Register
    Tonnage
  • Guest
    1,936 Guest
    Capacity
    (double occupancy)
  • Length
    848ft Overall
    Length
  • Width
    123.1ft Max
    Beam
  • Year
    2001 Year
    Built
  • Crew
    906 Ship
    Crew

Learn From our Guests Panama Canal CRUISE STORIES

A Panama Canal cruise is the perfect choice for a long, romantic vacation

Some may find this odd, but the cruise is one of the most relaxing, the scenery breathtaking, and the Canal itself spectacular!

-Robert C.
Gilbert, AZ

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