PANAMA CANAL CRUISES

In the pantheon of iconic travel experiences, a transit of the twisting waterways and mighty locks of the Panama Canal ranks near the top.

Seabourn's Panama Canal ports map

The phrase New World has a double meaning in the tropical Americas. The colorful colonial cities of Brazil’s Northeast and the pastel plantations of the Spanish Main reflect a time when the Americas were news to Europeans. On the other hand, the man-made wonder that is the Panama Canal ushered in another, still newer world, in which American-born industry and ingenuity carved waterways across jungle wilderness. Cruising here, you will see remains of Mayan civilizations already old when Europeans arrived. You will discover vibrant cultures that long outlived their colonial beginnings in Brazil, Mexico and Guatemala. And in Panama, experience a masterwork of earth and water that can raise your ship and send it across a continent.

Featured Ports

Callao (Lima), Peru

Peru’s capital is one of the most important cities in the Americas. Its UNESCO-inscribed Spanish Colonial heritage is combined with amazing Inca artifacts and renowned cuisine.

Cartagena, Colombia

An important port of the Spanish Main, Cartagena was raided by pirates until they built a fortified wall. Today it houses shops, restaurants and cafes serving the beach crowd.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Where the Baja California peninsula ends, the Pacific and Sea of Cortez meet at the rocky Los Arcos. The cozy harbor fronts a town totally dedicated to good fishing and fun.

Miami, Florida, US

Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world, hosting a myriad of ships year-round from all over the globe. Although it is technically not on the Caribbean Sea, no other American city exudes more of the diverse tropical appeal of the Caribbean. The city is home to a large and vibrant immigrant population that blends snowbird refugees from more northern climes with emigres from all Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as sizable groups from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. From the hot-blooded Art Deco haunts of South Beach to the natural wonders of the UNESCO-inscribed Everglades and the laid-back charms of the Keys, South Florida offers a bounty of appealing attractions that make an extended stay in the region nearly mandatory for those either embarking or disembarking here.