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Panama Canal Cruise Ports

Enhance Your Adventure

San Pedro Claver Square, Cartagena, Colombia

Historic Marvels & Exotic Sensations

We’re the destination experts. Every year, we sail more voyages to the Panama Canal than any other cruise line, so no one knows the exotic jungles of Panama, the historic roads of Colombia or the sandy beaches of Aruba like Princess®.

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Photo: Cartagena, Colombia

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Discovery at SEA™ & Shore Excursions

Princess® has joined forces with Discovery Communications to introduce Discovery at SEA™, offering immersive experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Onboard, participate in hands-on activities and events. On shore, Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ recommended excursions and exclusive options you can only get from Princess.

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Set your course for adventure

The Metropolitan Cathedral, located on Plaza de la Catedral

Panama

Yes, the Panama Canal is a true wonder... But beyond the locks, there’s even more to see. Walk among the ruins of Casco Viejo, the original site of Panama City, a UNESCO site. Visit the architectural marvel known as the BioMuseo. Part art, part science, this museum is acclaimed as Panama’s newest icon. Enjoy traditional native music, song and dance at Embera village. See wildlife in their natural habitat as you cruise through Gatun Lake.

Photo: Casco Viejo, Panama
A couple walking on a bridge through a rainforest

Costa Rica

Enjoy a gentle rafting adventure down the beautiful Corobici River in Puntarenas. Explore a vibrant rainforest filled with exotic tropical plants as you ride in a leisure boat down the world famous Tortuguero Canals. Be alert to spot the bird life along the riverbank as well as other animals such as caimans, turtles, monkeys, and sloths!

Photo: Veragua rainforest
Residences in the Old City with beautifully decorated balconies viewed from atop the Old City wall

Colombia

Cartagena is a vibrant city that harbors a fascinating and colorful past, and a lively, welcoming present. Admire the architecture of Cartagena’s Old City, born at the height of the Spanish empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shop the quaint markets in search of that perfect souvenir. Applaud a Colombian folkloric professional dance and music show. Design your own emerald jewelry with a hands-on class.

Photo: Old City in Cartagena
A woman holding a parrot with green, blue and red feathers

Mexico

From the Pyramids of La Campana in Manzanillo to the 227 species of birds that call the Copalita River home in Huatulco, and from a 200-year-old coffee plantation in Puerto Vallarta to the colorful coral that resides in the warm waters of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico’s ports of call are unlike any other on the Mexican Riviera.

Photo: Tropical bird in Mazatlán, Mexico
Tikal Temple II in northern Guatemala

Guatemala

In Puerto Quetzal, trek up the active Pacaya Volcano and take in panoramic vistas of towering trees, and lush vegetation dotted with exotic orchids. Walk in the footsteps of Mayan warriors in the ancient ruins of Iximche. See how Guatemalan coffee is cultivated, harvested, and processed from the seeding of the coffee bean to the preparation of the coffee beverage during a tour of Filadelfia Coffee Estate. Marvel at the surroundings of Lake Atitlan, tucked between impressive volcanoes.

Photo: Mayan Ruins
Three people horseback riding in Aruba

Caribbean

Tranquil aquamarine waters, a rich history and breathtaking landscapes make the captivating Caribbean a treasured paradise. View hundreds of exotic butterflies flying freely within large meshed enclosures in Aruba. Discover the undersea splendor of Grand Cayman aboard the world’s first submarine designed for passenger excursions.

Photo: Horseback riding in Aruba

Let Princess get you there

European Cruise Ships – Princess Cruises

CONVENIENT TRANSFER OPTIONS FROM YOUR AIRPLANE TO THE SHIP

We want to make your cruise as smooth as possible so you can relax, and explore the world. That's why we offer Princess airport-to-ship transfers, a secure and worry-free way to start and end your vacation with reliable and courteous Princess staff transporting you and your luggage via comfortable motorcoach.

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Cruise Plus Hotel Packages

Add peace of mind and a sense of security to your vacation with a Cruise Plus® Hotel Package. Give yourself a few days to relax either before or after your Panama Canal cruise and take in the sights of a sensational city. Princess handles all the details – including transfers and baggage handling – with accommodations selected for their incredible locations and excellent service.

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