Colon

Panama

Cruises To Colon

Sail into the Caribbean seaport of Colón and grab a good spot on deck so you can take in the view. What a picture it is. Behold the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the famous Panama Canal. Born from a desire to get to California (and its Gold Rush) as fast as possible, this industrious town was the last stop on the 19th century Panama Railroad. It's now home to Canal Zones, U.S. military bases and of course, beauty.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Ship will DOCK at the Colon 2000 Cruise Terminal.
  • Time Zone
    EST (Eastern Standard Time) UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "good morning" in Spanish: "buenos dias."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Panamian Balboa (PAB); Duty-free shopping, souvenirs and native crafts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxi ride to anything around town is very affordable; yet, organised shore excursions are probably the best option!
    • Famous For
      This was an important trading port for Spain during the colonial era. There are ruins of 5 Spanish forts and a few local treasure houses (looted by famous pirates in the past).
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Colón Free Zone, a massive shopping showroom where wholesalers, retailers and the general public shop for great deals.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The Panama Canal Railway Company (panarail.com) is a transcontinental railway that runs from Colon to Panama City. Total travel time between the two cities is only one hour each way. No reservations needed.

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Make new memories on a Panama Canal Cruise

14-Day Panama Canal Round-trip from Tampa (Variation)

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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tampa (Florida);
George Town (Grand Cayman); Falmouth (Jamaica); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colon (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Tampa (Florida);
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Stroll along Playa Blanca’s turquoise waters.

14-Day Panama Canal Round-trip from Tampa

Take "The World's Greatest Shortcut" – the Panama Canal. | Experience Norwegian Pearl, which was refurbished in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tampa (Florida);
George Town (Grand Cayman); Ocho Rios (Jamaica); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colon (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Tampa (Florida);
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Pose for a photo op in front of colorful colonial architecture.

10-Day Cuba and Panama Canal from Miami

Come aboard Norwegian Sun, exquisitely refurbished in 2018.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colon (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); George Town (Grand Cayman); Havana (Cuba);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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