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Princess Cruises Releases New 2024-2025 Panama Canal Season

Princess Cruises Releases New 2024-2025 Panama Canal Season

Guests who sail with Princess Cruises can now cruise through the “World’s Greatest Shortcut” on a range of new 12-day roundtrip itineraries sailing through new locks, or 16-day ocean-to-ocean itineraries passing through historic locks of the Panama Canal.

As an expert in this sought-after destination, Princess Cruises has been bringing guests to the Panama Canal since 1967. The upcoming 2024-2025 season will yet again offer Princess guests the incredible opportunity to witness this modern engineering marvel- only accessible via ship.

Three ships in Princess Cruises’ fleet will be sailing on a total of 26 departures, visiting 23 destinations in 12 different countries; featuring 24 transits through the new locks and 13 transits through the historic locks.

“Three ships will transit the historic Panama Canal during our upcoming 2024-2025 season offering full transit sailings, ocean-to-ocean or roundtrip options from Ft. Lauderdale. We’re excited to bring Coral Princess back to the region, returning the ship to her roots where she was christened in the Panama Canal in 2003, by the then president of Panama, Mireya Moscoso.”

John Padgett, Princess Cruises president

12-Day Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean

New for Princess Cruises, this 12-day roundtrip will be the first time that guests can experience the partial transit of the Panama Canal: with stops in the Southern Caribbean; a late night in Aruba, and an additional stop in Bonaire or Curacao.

This is the ideal itinerary for guests who wish to experience the Panama Canal transit and the unique culture in South and Central America, while also visiting Caribbean islands and rainforests.

All sailings following the 12-day roundtrip itineraries will pass through the new locks.

16-Day Ocean-to-Ocean Itineraries

For the ultimate, full transit experience, ocean-to-ocean itineraries provide a more in-depth exploration of the lock system and access to Panama City- with a stop in Fuerte Amador.

Voyages on these itineraries sail between Los Angeles or San Francisco to Ft. Lauderdale, and Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles or San Francisco.

All cruises following the ocean-to-ocean itineraries will pass through the historic locks.

Princess guests can enjoy a truly immersive experience, with onboard destination experts explaining the history and culture of Panama as they sail through the locks. Ashore, guests can immerse themselves in lush rainforests filled with ecological wonders and unique wildlife by visiting a sloth sanctuary on an Animal Planet™ recommended shore excursion.

Seven desirable UNESCO World Heritage Sites are also included in the cruise line’s 2024-2025 Panama Canal season, including Spanish Fortifications at Portobelo-San Lorenzo (from Colón), The Archaeological Site and Historic District of Panama, and the Port Fortress (or walled city) of Cartagena.

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