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Mexico & Panama Canal Cruise Deals*

*Some taxes, fees extra. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, unless noted.
$1599 -- Luxe 7-Night Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruise
 
Source: Windstar Cruises | By Erin Oliveri

Sail from Colon to Puerto Caldera onboard the Star Breeze
Select December dates

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Source: Travel of America

Sail aboard Oceania, one of the world's best cruise lines for foodies, and receive either $1000 in credit or 10 free shore excursions.
Depart Dec. 22

 
Source: Travel of America

Sail roundtrip Los Angeles to Catalina Island, Ensenada, Cabo, La Paz, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Depart Dec. 11

 
Source: Priceline Cruises

Sail aboard the Ruby Princess to Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Depart Nov. 5, 12, 26

 

More Deals on Mexico & Panama Canal Cruises *

 
October 31, 2016
Cruise and Travel Experts
 
Mexico & Panama Canal Cruises

The Panama Canal, a passageway that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, has been a key mode of transportation and trade since its opening in 1914 (celebrating its 100th birthday just last year). Adventurous cruisers set sail to see this manmade feat of engineering each year.

Transcanal crossings are usually the most popular itinerary, starting in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale in the east or Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco in the west. On these itineraries, which run from October to April, cruisers will have the opportunity to stop in ports from Western Mexico to South America including: Puerto Limon or Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Aruba; Cartagena, Colombia; and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Popular cruise lines that traverse the Panama Canal are Princess, Celebrity, Norwegian and Holland America.

Panama Canal cruises are longer than your usual Caribbean cruise, typically running about 14 nights, and taxes are often higher to cover the canal transit cost.

Mexican Riviera cruises visit the West Coast of Mexico, and usually begin in Los Angeles. Some may begin in San Diego or San Francisco. These cruises stop in ports such as Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada and Mazatlán. Itineraries often range from three to seven nights on major cruise lines such as Carnival and Princess.