Royal Caribbean International Panama Canal Cruises

Walk between the worlds of the Mexican Riviera and Caribbean Islands with a Royal Caribbean Panama Canal cruise, and visit a truly iconic and breathtaking location. History and exploration await you on in Panama. Try something that will thrill and excite you—zip line through the jungle canopy. Meet somebody who will surprise and educate you—visit an authentic Embera village. Most of all, behold one of mankind’s finest engineering feats in the Panama Canal. Feast your eyes on the locks as your ship passes through--something you’ll never forget on your Royal Caribbean Panama Canal cruise.


Things to Do on a Panama Canal Cruise with Royal Caribbean


If you think the locks are the only attraction while Royal Caribbean cruising to the Panama Canal, you clearly haven’t spoken with one of our cruise consultants about the excursions available! You can go fishing at Gatun Lake, go on a Rainforest Nature Hike or take a canopy tour. Or, you can even take an Aquabus Amphibious City Tour—filled with wet and wild fun and great attractions. There’s more than you can imagine available, so start planning your perfect vacation today.


Royal Caribbean gates opening in the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal
  • Rainforest Nature Hike and Gatun Locks (Colon, Panama)
    This excursion features a rainforest expedition led by a naturalist guide who really knows the region. The wild life will astound you, highlighted by iguanas, sloths, monkeys and the true gem—birds. Then you will have the opportunity to visit the grand Gatun Locks, the most important of the entire canal. A stupendous experience.


Royal Caribbean Viejo Ruins Panama
  • Aquabus Amphibious City Tour (Colon, Panama)
    This expedition of nature and a bit of history will give you a great vista of Panama. You’ll enjoy a swim in Cinta Costera, a modern city, before heading to the ancient Panama Viejo and seeing the ruins. Then, see the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Casco Antiguo, before the more modern Causeway, Amador, where you’ll enjoy another swim.


Royal Caribbean striped fish in Gatun Lake
  • Fishing at Gatun Lake (Panama Canal)
    For something a bit different during your Panama Canal cruise, choose this fishing excursion. Gatun Lake is a great place to catch fresh water bass, nestled in between the rainforest and in a lake full of fish food (algae). Your boat will be specially designed for optimum fishing.


Royal Caribbean Tarcoles River crocodile tour
  • Original Canopy Tour, Jungle Horseback Ride, and Crocodile Boat Tour (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
    This comprehensive tour and excursion combines a bit of everything. First, you’ll drive through some mango and cane-driven communities on the way to Hacienda Nosavar. Your horseback ride will be through the tropical forest and pasture lands, before you get ready for the canopy tour. After flying through the trees, you’ll have a delicious lunch before the crocodile boat tour through the Tarcoles River.


Royal Caribbean scarlet macaws perched on branch
  • Scarlet Macaw Sanctuary, Boat Tour and Country Drive (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
    Eco-minds rejoice with this incredible Royal Caribbean excursion. Cruise through the mangroves, featuring amazing water creatures and an awesome ecosystem. Then head to the cane fields before reaching the bird sanctuary. Here, you’ll come in contact with the unique scarlet macaw, a very endangered and beautiful creature of the jungle.


Royal Caribbean three toed sloth in Panama jungle
  • Gamboa Aerial Tram (Colon, Panama)
    The thrill and amazing view you’ll receive during this aerial tram is unmatched. This canopy adventure will show you a plethora of hanging gardens, vibrant birds and incredible creatures. You’ll see private animal exhibits and leave with a head full of visual memories and a camera full of photos.


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Royal Caribbean International Panama Canal Departure Ports

Learn more about each of the possible departure ports for a Panama Canal cruise with Royal Caribbean. Your Royal Caribbean Panama Canal cruise could leave from any of the following cities:

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