Hot Cruise Destination: The Panama Canal

30 Aug 2017

What connects the east to west and speeds up transit by sea? What joins the Pacific and the Caribbean in the most direct way? What can allow you to explore some of the best Central America cities and vibrant Caribbean islands while using a man-made wonder? None other than the Panama Canal!

2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, also known as one of the Man-Made Wonders of the World. The Panama Canal is an artificial 48-mile waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. Prior to the Panama Canal, ships had to sail around the tip of South America for international trade, but not anymore as the canal cuts across a narrow land bridge between North and South America. In 2016, the canal was expanded for bigger ships and not only for international maritime trade, but tourism as well! A journey on this canal and its surroundings will be such a unique experience like no other, stunning views and lively cities, the beautiful beaches, let its history speak for itself!

More and more travellers are being drawn to Panama’s beautiful beach resorts especially itineraries that take cruise passengers through the Panama Canal. There are two ways tourists can visit the Panama Canal, by land or by water. On a cruise ship, your journey would be an approximately 8-hour worthwhile passage from one end of the ocean to the next destination on the opposite ocean. If not be sea, either in Panama City or on a Panama beach resort, you can take a land trip to see the canal so you don’t miss out on this experience! The Panama Canal is more than a waterway that connects two oceans, it connects and blends different cultures creating a very unique experience all together.

Can’t wait to visit for yourself? Speak to one of our friendly travel consultants today to discuss booking a cruise with a transit of the Panama Canal! Call 0800 368 9059 or email sales@oceanworldtravel.com.