Central America Panama Cruise

Panama Adventure Cruise

The 7-day Panama Adventure Cruise is a journey between the seas, traversing the Panama Canal between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This voyage guarantees a daylight transit and is a feast of intense, sensory experiences. Savor the aroma of remote places, the texture of unknown things, the multi-color tapestry of nature and the accent of seldom-heard languages.

Three million years ago, a thin strip of land emerged from the sea, and for eons was a path for an ongoing natural pilgrimage. Thousands of years later, the same path was covered by natives, conquistadors, pirates, railway builders and ships from coasts and seas all over the world. Today, the Panama Canal stands as a living monument to this land of transit, stretching over a historic path trodden by those who opened the way and by the footsteps of those who remain.

Each day of the Panama Adventure Cruise offers new opportunities for off-vessel explorations. Expert naturalist guides lead nature hikes, visits to remote villages, kayaking excursions or snorkeling among unspoiled reef. Meet the master crafters of the Embera tribe; snorkel and swim amidst the Pearl Islands, San Telmo and Galera; kayak on Gatun Lake; visit Barro Colorado Island, home to the Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Center; search for monkeys, sloths, exotic birds and crocodiles; and visit the 16th century Fort San Lorenzo on the cliffs near the Chagres River.

Each evening, rest comfortably and enjoy delicious, local cuisine aboard the 24-guest Panama Discovery and know that you are participating in one of humankind’s greatest ingenuities and some of the world’s most unique landscapes.

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