Princess Cruises has announced the deployment of three ships for the Panama Canal cruise for the 2024-25 winter season. Scheduled cruises, now open for reservations, offer both short and full cruises that connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Ships Offering 26 Full, Partial Cruises
Cruisers can see the “world’s shortest waterway,” the man-made Panama Canal with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Atlantic to the east, on several winter cruises in 2024-2025.
Three ships will offer 26 cruises of varying lengths in the Ruby Princess and Emerald Princesstotal with 3,080 guests, and 1,970 guests Coral Queen. The Coral Queen has a special connection with the canal: He was baptized there in 2003.
“Three ships will pass through the famous Panama Canal in our upcoming 2024-2025 season offering all trips, from sea to sea or back from Fort Lauderdale,” said Princess Cruises President John Padgett.
“We are delighted to bring Coral Princess back to the region, returning the ship to where it was christened in the Panama Canal in 2003, by the then President of Panama, Mireya Moscoso.” he added.
Princess Cruises They started working on the canal in 1967, and was the first to sail a 51-kilometer voyage across the Isthmus of Panama. Its first locks were opened in 1914.
The 2024-25 Panama Canal sailing season will allow travelers to visit 23 destinations in 12 countries. The three ships will make 24 trips through the new Neo-Panamax locks and 13 trips through the old locks. Small cruise ships will use the new locks, while those on ocean-to-sea voyages will go through the old locks.
The most recent expansion of the canal was completed in 2016. Its new locks allow vessels up to 168 meters wide to pass through the canal, while smaller vessels continue to use the old locks, which accommodate vessels up to 106 meters wide.
The Line Reveals a New 12-Day Short-Term Strategy
Princess Cruises is offering a new cruise, a 12-day round trip from Fort Lauderdale. Emerald Princess.
The trip includes transportation and calls at Southern Caribbean ports such as Bonaire or Curacao, depending on departure, including Cartegena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Limon, Costa Rica; Grand Cayman; and staying late at night in Aruba.
A short 10-day cruise is also offered round trip from Fort Lauderdale. Ruby Princessfor example, it will run in January 2024, with fewer routes Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cartagena, Colombia; Cristobal, Panama; Limon, Costa Rica; and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
Guests on cruises can choose between departures from Los Angeles and San Fransisco. The November 2024 tour is underway Coral Queen and a 16-day cruise from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, with calls at Manzanillo and Huatulco, Mexico; San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Fuerte Amador, Panama; and Aruba, including all transportation.
Panama Canal cruises include coastal cruises to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Spanish Fortifications at Portobelo-San Lorenzo (from Colón), the Archaeological Site and Historic District of Panama, and the Port Fortress in Cartagena.
A limited number of Panama Canal cruises are offered at the end of this year, and Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess Each has two departures between August and December.
The line’s Princess Premier plan, a cost-enhancement package, is offered on all Panama Canal cruises on a per-person basis. The plan, that was which was launched in May 2022, covers jobs and resources such as two nights of special dinners, cruise ship parking, health classes, and WiFi for up to four devices, among other bonuses.