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Cruises to the Panama Canal & South America

The Panama Canal is not only one of the world's great engineering marvels, but also the gateway to some of the most fascinating cruising grounds on Earth. 
To the east lie the the gems of the Caribbean and the natural wonders of Costa Rica. To the west, the golden beaches and fascinating history of Mexico beckons. 

South American cruises open up a whole continent of contrasts. Spectacular landscapes range from mighty rivers, rainforests, ice capped mountains and fjords, whilst the cultural attractions span the breadth of history from Inca ruins and conquistador cathedrals to vibrant modern cities. 

A nature lover’s dream, the wildlife of the Galápagos is both abundant and bold. Home to an astonishing array of endemic species, you can look forward to days spent snorkelling with sea lions, stepping over basking iguanas or watching bellowing elephant bulls challenge for mastery.


The Incredible Panama Canal
  • Sail through the Panama Canal, a man-made wonder
  • Dip into five Latin American countries
  • Book-end in two contrasting American cities
  • Time at sea to enjoy Princess Cruises’ renowned hospitality

  • Classic South America
  • Classic and iconic journey around Cape Horn
  • Marvel at the majestic mountains and fjords of Patagonia
  • Big city action in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Montevideo
  • Enchanting marine wildlife in the stunning Chilean fjords
  • Finish with a flourish at immense Iguazu Falls

  • Antarctica & Patagonia
  • Four days to experience the great white continent
  • Iconic journey around Cape Horn
  • Snow-capped peaks and fascinating marine wildlife
  • Colourful cultural cities of South America

  • Rhythms of South America
  • From vibrant Rio to beautiful beaches – discover the best of Brazil
  • Stand in awe at the base of Iguazu Falls
  • Experience Buenos Aires European grandeur combined with Latin spirit

  • Central America & The Panama Canal
  • Complete a full transit of the Panama Canal – one of cruising’s most iconic experiences
  • Uncover the historic sights and scenery of Central America
  • Kick back in the azure waters of the Caribbean
  • Enjoy the most inclusive experience at sea, including a selection of free shore excursions

  • Galapagos - West, Central & East Islands aboard the Estrella
    10 days / 9 nights
    from £2,639
  • See giant tortoises in their natural environment
  • Hike to the rim of Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Meet some of the largest colonies of marine iguanas in the Galápagos
  • See fantastic bird life including flightless cormorants, flamingos and pelicans
  • Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Tour the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Explore lava flows and lava tunnels
  • Search for the elusive Galápagos hawk


    Affectionately known as the ‘Big Ditch’, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, the Panama Canal is an epic feat of engineering which cuts through 51 miles of granite and jungle. A full transit of the canal is the only way that this magnificent man-made creation can be truly appreciated as you navigate the series of locks, accompanied by a scenic backdrop.
    Revel in vibrant cultural capital cities rich in history, incredible wildlife and stunning scenery viewable from the comfort and security of your ship. A cruise between Argentina and Chile, via Cape Horn, is the most popular route but there’s also voyages between Rio and Buenos Aires, from Peru to North America or along the Amazon River.
    Fly from mainland Ecuador to one of the world’s ultimate wildlife destinations, a nature lover’s dream and home to an astonishing array of endemic species. Explore these extraordinary islands on a choice of vessels from all inclusive luxury on well-known cruise brands to more boutique experiences carrying just a handful of guests.
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