Panama Canal cruises
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Panama cruises & Honduras cruises
See the Panama Canal from our fantastic Panama Canal cruises. Completed in 1914 and connecting the Pacific’s pulsating cities of Mexico and America to the Atlantic, is a narrow stretch of engineering mastery. The 80 kilometre journey along the canal is an unforgettable experience on our Panama Canal cruises. The average time spent travelling between the two oceans is approximately ten hours. Each vessel is raised 26 metres in the locks to meet Gatun Lake and each lockage uses 197 million litres of fresh water, which ultimately ebbs away to the sea.
Panama cruises see your cruise ship guided through the locks, just inches from the canal’s sides, where you can look out to the wild jungle beyond. Watch the tropical birds overhead and take in the chatter and shrieks of the rainforest’s wildlife as you make your way along this fantastic canal.
Whilst visiting this beautiful part of the world, why not also enjoy our Honduras cruises too? This beautiful land is blessed with rainforest, jungle, mountains and stunning beaches – and is home to Mayan culture and a rich Spanish colonial heritage.
Panama Canal ports
|Puerto QuetzalShow more||Guatemala|
About Puerto Quetzal
On the Pacific Coast of one of the worlds newest and most exciting eco-tourism and cruise destinations - Guatemala, the Central American cruise port Quetzal leads you into a country boasting sublime scenic drama and a colourful history going way back to Mayan times.
Its interior is a lush panorama of coastal plains, lakes, mountains, volcanoes and valleys creating a habitat for 300 species of birds and no fewer than 600 types of orchid. This is interspersed with farmland and timeless villages while modern Mayan Indian communities still cluster around the beautiful Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan Highlands.
The major ancient Mayan site is Tikal (nearer the Caribbean coast) while another must-see is La Antigua, once the Guatemalan capital until it was destroyed by earthquakes 300 years ago. The ruins of this Spanish colonial city set in the shadow of three volcanoes are now a World Heritage site.
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|San Juan Del SurShow more||Nicaragua|
About San Juan Del Sur
You cannot miss the main attraction of Nicaragua’s newest cruise call San Juan del Sur – the pure white sand beach stretches for more than two miles. It is perfect for swimming or for just admiring from one of the cafes along the front.
The views are equally spectacular over to the mountains and forests which are the backdrop to this ultra laid-back town (and former pirate haunt) on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, just 15 miles from the border with Costa Rica.
Although there are the ruins of the William Walker fortress to visit, this is a place really made just for chilling out. For sightseeing, you need to take the tour to Granada, one of the country’s most important cities.
On the shores of 92-mile long Lake Nicaragua and overlooked by the Mombacho volcano, Granada was founded by the conquistadors in 1524 making it the country’s oldest Spanish city. Nicknamed “La Gran Sultana” (the Great Sultan) after its Moorish namesake in Spain, its colonial style cathedral and plaza plus a lovely park (Colon) make it a hugely enjoyable place to walk.View typical shore excursions for this port
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