Holland America Line Panama Canal Cruises

Dreaming of a vacation that stands out from the rest? Experience a Panama Canal cruise with Holland America Line for a voyage filled with incredible cultural touches, special and memorable experiences, and both natural and man-made excellence. Relax on the serene beaches of the Panamanian coast, or give yourself a thrill filled with natural beauty with a zip line through the rainforest. Explore intriguing ports-of-call in between, and then gaze in wonder and take a mental picture of the amazing experience that is a trip through the locks. Sound enticing? Join Holland America Line for a cruise to the Panama Canal.


Things to Do on a Panama Canal Cruise with Holland America Line


The region surrounding the Panama Canal offers a wealth of interesting activities. When cruising the Panama Canal with Holland America, consider experiencing a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, visiting the Mayan ruins in Guatemala and seeing the boiling mud pots in Nicaragua.


Holland America Line Iglesia de la Recoleccion Church of the Recoleccion in Leon Nicaragua
  • Colonial Leon and the Bubbling Mud Pots (Corinto, Nicaragua)
    Visit the city of Leon which was the former capital of Nicaragua. The town has preserved its one-story wooden-roofed houses that line the colonial style streets. Then head to the rugged landscape of the San Jacinto Bubbling Mud Pots which are small craters of boiling mud and hot springs – a truly unique experience.


Holland America Line tropical rainforest Chagres National Park Panama Central America
  • Authentic Embera Native Village (Fuerte Amador, Panama)
    As you head to the jungles of Central Panama you’ll learn about the Embera Natives who keep the same customs and practices they’ve had since before the Europeans colonized. You’ll arrive at Chagres National Park where you’ll take a dug-out canoe to the village. Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted with dances and invited into homes to see how these people live and to learn about their native crafts.


Holland America Line costa rican coffee beans
  • Costa Rica’s Countryside and Coffee Experience (Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica)
    Visit the beautiful countryside of Costa Rica and go behind the scenes at the Espiritu Santo Coffee Plantation. You’ll begin by seeing the coffee plant at various stages of its growth, and then you’ll see workers cleaning and peeling the beans before touring the processing plant. After this experience, visit the old house where you’ll learn about how coffee was brewed 200 years ago.


Holland America Line Mayan Pyramid in Tikal Guatemala
  • Tikal, Maya City of Voices (Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala)
    Fly over the Peten region and then drive through the rainforest-lined road before taking a guided hike along the pathways surrounding the Mayan Ruins of Tikal. Here you will visit the Pyramid of the Great Jaguar and many temples. This spot is also home to the large Central Acropolis and North Acropolis, as well as the Palace of Masks.


Holland America Line palm trees at Los Gatos Beach Zihuatanejo Mexico
  • Beach and Snorkel Adventure (Zihuatanejo, Mexico)
    Board a 75-foot catamaran and explore the Zihuatanejo Bay before reaching Playa Manzanillo. At this spot you will anchor near a coral reef and spend time relaxing on the beach or snorkeling in the water. Then get back on the catamaran for a continental breakfast and celebrate the Mexican way with a fiesta.


Holland America Line commercial district in Key West
  • Key West Pub Crawl (Key West, Florida)
    Known as a laidback place to grab a beer or a fruity cocktail, Key West is littered with bars. On this tour you’ll spend 2.5 hours discovering the town’s most famous watering holes. At each stop you get a free beer or mixed drink. After all is said and done you’ll get a free t-shirt commemorating the experience.


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