Cristobal

Panama

Cruises To Cristobal

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. Explore more of Cristobal on a Panama Canal cruise!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Cristobal
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    EST (Eastern Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 Hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say hello in Spanish: "Hola"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Balboa (PAB)
    Shop colourful basketwoven goods and knitted artifacts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxi cabs are the easiest way to get around this city. Organised shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
    • Famous For
      Taxi cabs are the best way to get around this city. Organised shore excursions are available for sightseeing and beach visits.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Known best as the gateway to the Miraflores Locks, Cristobal is home to the world's first transcontinental railway. Don't miss the Gatun Locks.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Visit the Embera Village, where Panama's indigenous people share their culture via canoe rides, dancing, basket-weaving, and jewellery making.
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