Booking a Panama Canal Cruise: Cruise Ships, Sights and Attractions

A Princess ship cruising the Panama Canal

If you want to explore the Panama Canal and experience the culture in this region of the world, there's no better way to do so than a Panama Canal cruise vacation, where you'll have the opportunity to see all of the sights and engage with the locals, making for a memorable trip you'll be talking about for years.

There are several Panama Canal cruise ship options to choose from, and every Princess cruise ship to this region is well-suited for couples and families with children alike. Regardless of whether you choose a Panama Canal shore excursion or a luxurious cruise that stops at some of the liveliest ports, you're bound to make memories and friendships that last a lifetime.

The Coral Princess

The Coral Princess is the perfect choice for those who want a beautiful view of the ocean. Approximately 90 percent of the staterooms on this vessel offer travelers a great view of the water as they travel to their destination. There are also about 700 balconies, giving visitors a marvelous opportunity to see the canal and all of its splendors as they make their way through the region.

If you've always wanted to get a taste of New Orleans, traveling on the Coral Princess is a great way to do so. At the Bayou Cafe and Steakhouse, you can take in a live jazz show while dining on New Orleans-inspired cuisine.

With the abundance of lounges throughout the Coral Princess, you'll never run out of places to meet and greet with other travelers. Throughout the ship, there are also luxurious dining areas, bars and a casino for adults to enjoy, relax and unwind.

The Island Princess

Specifically designed to travel through the Panama Canal, the Island Princess is a great choice for those who want to experience a new culture in this region. This ship also has approximately 700 balconies and a majority of its staterooms give travelers a magnificent view of the ocean.

Similar to the Coral Princess, the Island Princess also has New Orleans-inspired cuisine and The Bayou Cafe and Steakhouse for those who want a taste of this unique culture. There are also several lounges, a Lotus Spa and a casino for those who want to kick back and relax. Traveling on the Island Princess can make this one of the most memorable Panama Canal cruise vacations of your lifetime.

We also sail on the Caribbean Princess to the Panama Canal on From the East Coast and Ocean to Ocean itineraries. Refurbished in March 2017, with a guest capacity of over 3,000, the Caribbean Princess offers more luxurious amenities, staterooms, and delicious cuisine to bring you deep into the history and culture of the Panama Canal.

Attractions and sites to see in the Panama Canal

Once you arrive in the Panama Canal, there will be plenty to see and explore. Even if you've been to the canal before, there's always something new to see when you return. One activity you might want to consider while you're in the area is snorkeling or diving. The warm waters of the canal and the abundance of wildlife make this a great place to explore marine life.

If you aren't interested in getting wet, there are plenty of other activities you can try to get your fill of all the Panama Canal has to offer. There are many forests throughout the area and professionals who provide tours of the natural surroundings, in addition to the wide array of exotic birds that live in the area. Even if you aren't experienced in bird watching, experts can help you recognize and spot some of these beautiful winged creatures.

When planning your trip to the Panama Canal, make it a point to book your cruise with Princess for a memorable, fun-filled experience.