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Colon, Panama

Colon, located in close proximity to the Panama Canal, is a great place to take a Central America cruise from, or to visit in the middle of a cruise in the region. Located on the Atlantic side of Panama, Colon is approximately one hour from Panama City. When spending time in Colon, there are a number of things you can do to truly get a feel for the city. For example, you can tour the Panama Canal and see how its many locks work, or tour the city itself. The rainforest is also a huge highlight of Colon. If you’re looking to spend time on the beach, there are two really nice beaches located nearby and are a quick taxi ride away.

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Destinations for Cruises from Colon, Panama

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Colon, Panama. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Colon, Panama

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Colon, Panama. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Colon, Panama:

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

Hurtigruten Expeditions
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
  • Wide Range of Excursions
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Oceania Cruises
  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 8 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Oceania Cruises Oceania Cruises from Colon, Panama Cash Back, Onboard Credit or Grats!
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Windstar Cruises
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Colon, Panama

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Colon, along with a brief description:

♦ The Panama Canal

Any time you visit Panama, you definitely don’t want to miss its main highlight – the Panama Canal! Panama Canal tours are an excellent activity to engage in while spending time in Colon. Whether you sail through it or explore it by foot, this 48-mile manmade engineering feat will simply take your breath away. If your cruise from Colon doesn’t include a crossing, you can sign up for a day tour that passes through. If you’d like to see the canal in action without actually being on it, the Miraflores Visitor Center features a few observation decks where you can watch from land. At the center, you can also learn more about the history of the Panama Canal and its construction.

♦ Gatun Lake

Gatun Lake is a large manmade lake that forms part of the Panama Canal. It is a great place to check out if you want to admire the native wildlife of Panama, or take part in a guided fishing excursion. Boat safaris are also available to tour the lake and learn more about the wildlife that calls it home. Among some of the native animals you can see are monkeys, crocodiles, sloths, peacock bass, iguanas, toucans, and more!

♦ Food and Drink

A huge highlight of any locale in Central America is the food! Among some of the most popular dishes with roots in Central America are fried plantains and ceviche. Seafood is also a big staple of Colon. There are a few cafes located near the cruise port, or you can opt to roam a little further for a specific restaurant. Either way, don’t forget to wash your meal down with an authentic Colombian coffee!

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