Cruise Panama & South America.
Panama Canal. A piece of engineering marvel and gateways to the Mexican Riviera region and Caribbean, this waterway separates North America from South America.
Panama Canal was masterminded by the French during the fifteen hundreds to create a short cut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The theory was to take the canal over mountains using lock systems however worked stopped until the USA bought into the concept and completed it in 1914.
Today a second canal is added to accommodate larger ships and out of all the cruises I’ve done, the Panama Canal was certainly the most interesting particularly as it incorporated USA coastal cruising.
Cruise lines operating solely for a Panama Canal experience include Holland America, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard and Crystal.
Departure ports vary but you can often expect a 9-16 day voyage between Miami/Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles/San Francisco, or better still a reposition voyage (say) between Alaska and Florida.
We recommend the longer voyages taking in the USA coastline, Caribbean and/or South America.
You can combine cruises, eg. Canada & New England (USA), with your Panama cruise or like I’ve said before South America.
Cruising the Americas is still quite new for Australian travellers but most definitely one for the bucket list. That said, it’s becoming increasingly popular especially as fares continue to favour the traveller.
Cruisescene offers best rates in the best stateroom categories for these picturesque journeys, as well we can accommodate you pre and post cruise and research best airfares available – all in the one packaged itinerary.
Go to our homepage to search Panama Canal and Americas cruises, or simply call our experts on 1800 678 555 and let them do it all for you!