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Cruises to the Panama Canal 2023

Last Updated

August 2, 2023

Embark on a journey of opulence and grandeur as you sail through the marvel of engineering that is the Panama Canal. Discover the finest luxury cruises offering unparalleled experiences and lavish amenities, designed to satisfy even the most discerning traveler. In this article, we will explore the exquisite offerings of The Haven by Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Retreat by Celebrity Cruises, Star Class Suites on Royal Caribbean, and the all-inclusive elegance of Regent Seven Seas. Prepare to be swept away by these magnificent floating palaces as they transport you through one of the world's most iconic waterways.

1. Elevate Your View of the Panama Canal in The Haven by Norwegian Cruise Lines

Get ready to take a dip in Norwegian Cruise Line's breathtaking infinity pool - with sweeping views of the open sea.

1Norwegian Cruise Line's Haven is renowned for offering one of the most luxurious and exclusive cruise experiences worldwide, making it a top choice for an indulgent journey to the Panama Canal. This hidden gem provides guests with an intimate setting brimming with deluxe amenities and tailored services. From the moment you board, you'll be treated like royalty, with a dedicated concierge team ready to cater to your every whim. The accommodations are both spacious and exquisitely designed, featuring high-quality bedding, plush towels, and upscale toiletries. With access to a private pool deck, exclusive dining establishments, and round-the-clock butler service, guests can truly bask in splendor and relaxation. With numerous itineraries departing from various locations, The Haven on Norwegian Cruise Line is one of the finest choices for a luxury cruise to the Panama Canal, promising to surpass your expectations.

The opulent suites in The Haven on Norwegian Cruise Line vessels provide guests with a unique and sophisticated experience, complete with personalized service, private facilities, and stunning views of the Panama Canal.

Haven's exclusive amenities include:

  • Private keycard-only access to an elite suite enclave

  • A secluded bar and lounge area

  • A bespoke restaurant reserved exclusively for Haven guests

  • A private sun deck and pool encircled by top-tier accommodations onboard

  • Tranquil courtyard area for unwinding

  • Personal concierge service and 24-hour butler service

  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation

  • Priority reservations for entertainment, dining, and shore excursions

  • Complimentary limousine service from the port to the airport (on select sailings)

  • Deluxe bath amenities and sumptuous bedding

  • In-suite espresso machine and mini-bar stocked with complimentary beverages

Norwegian Cruise Line's Departure Ports for Luxury Panama Canal Cruises 2023:

  • Los Angeles, CA

  • San Francisco, CA

  • Seattle, WA

  • Tampa, FL

  • Miami, FL

  • New York, NY

  • Panama City, Panama

  • Santiago, Chile

Discover the Haven by Norwegian Cruise Lines

2. Royal Caribbean Star Class Suites

Star Class Guests Receive the Ultimate VIP Treatment and Access to the Most Spacious Floor Plans in the Fleet
Star Class Guests Receive the Ultimate VIP Treatment and Access to the Most Spacious Floor Plans in the Fleet

Discover a new level of luxury on your Panama Canal cruise with Royal Caribbean's Star Class Suites, an exceptional choice for travelers seeking the ultimate in comfort and exclusivity. These extraordinary accommodations deliver a VIP experience that encompasses every aspect of your journey, ensuring a memorable voyage.

Star Class Suite Advantages:

Star Class Suite Perks:

  • Exclusive Royal Genie Service: Enjoy personalized assistance from a dedicated Royal Genie who ensures your VIP experience extends throughout the ship.

  • All-Day Access to Coastal Kitchen: Savor delectable cuisine at this exclusive venue, available only to Star Class Suite guests.

  • Complimentary Specialty Restaurants: Indulge in a variety of gourmet dining options without any additional cost.

  • Deluxe Beverage Package: Quench your thirst with a complimentary array of premium beverages.

  • Refreshment Package: Stay refreshed with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Daily Replenishment of Still and Sparkling Water: Enjoy fresh water in your suite every day.

  • Complimentary Gratuities: Show your appreciation without worrying about extra charges.

  • VOOM, The Fastest Internet at Sea: Stay connected with complimentary high-speed internet access.

  • Expedited Boarding and Departure: Breeze through embarkation and disembarkation processes with ease.

  • Prime Seating in Select Entertainment Venues: Secure the best seats for unforgettable performances.

  • Priority Entrance to Onboard Activities: Skip the lines and make the most of your vacation time.

  • Suite Lounge Access: Relax in this exclusive retreat, reserved only for suite guests.

  • Suite Sun Deck Access: Soak up the sun on a private deck designed for relaxation.

  • Complimentary Minibar: Enjoy a fully stocked minibar with Coca-Cola® beverages and water.

  • Laundry and Pressing Services: Keep your wardrobe fresh and wrinkle-free with complimentary services.

  • Luxury Mattress and Pillows: Rest easy on high-quality bedding for ultimate comfort.

  • Frette® Linens: Experience the luxury of premium linens for a restful night's sleep.

  • Upscale Bathroom Amenities: Pamper yourself with high-end toiletries.

  • Royal Caribbean Plush Bathrobes: Stay cozy and comfortable with plush bathrobes for use onboard.

  • Lavazza Espresso Coffee Maker: Start your day with a delicious espresso made right in your suite.

Royal Caribbean's Departure Ports for Luxury Panama Canal Cruises 2023:

  • Los Angeles, CA

  • San Diego, CA

  • Miami, FL

  • Tampa, FL

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3. Visit the Panama Canal With the Only Forbes-Rated Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruise Lines offers luxurious and spacious suites that are sure to make your cruise a memorable one.
Celebrity Cruise Lines offers luxurious and spacious suites that are sure to make your cruise a memorable one.

Welcome to The Retreat by Celebrity Cruises, where unparalleled luxury and exclusivity come together to offer an extraordinary Panama Canal Cruise experience. This remarkable haven within the cruise ship features more than just splendid accommodations; it also boasts exceptional amenities, services, and a devoted team dedicated to making your vacation truly unforgettable. Embark on a Forbes Rated Celebrity Ship for the ultimate modern luxury cruise experience.

As a distinguished guest of The Retreat, you'll have access to a private lounge exuding warmth and elegance. Savor complimentary beverages and gourmet delights while relaxing in style. The attentive concierge will cater to your every need, whether you desire a serene space to read or a setting to stay informed on the latest news.

*On non-revolutionized ships, this experience is offered at Michael's Club.

The suites at The Retreat masterfully fuse indoor and outdoor living, providing an unmatched level of comfort and opulence. With painstaking attention to detail, from cashmere mattresses to high-end amenities, you'll never want to leave your sanctuary. Select from the Iconic Suite, Edge Villa, or Penthouse Suite, each showcasing distinctive features such as sweeping views, private terraces, plunge pools, and generous living spaces.

The Retreat offers an exclusive suite accommodation experience, including:

  • All-suite accommodations

  • Private restaurant: Luminae at The Retreat

  • Exclusive lounge: The Retreat Lounge (or Michael's Club on non-revolutionized ships)

  • Exclusive sundeck: The Retreat Sundeck (on Edge Series and revolutionized ships)

  • Dedicated butler service

  • Luxury amenities (learn more)

Newly added perks*:

  • Premium beverages

  • Shore excursion credit

  • Gratuities

  • Streaming Wi-Fi

  • Onboard credit

Celebrity Cruise's Departure Ports for Luxury Panama Canal Cruises 2023:

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Miami, FL

  • Los Angeles, CA

Discover the Ultimate Luxury Experience with The Retreat by Celebrity Cruises

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4. Regent Seven Seas Cruises

From the freshest seafood to world-class steak and fine wines, the dining onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises takes your taste buds on a gastronomic journey.
From the freshest seafood to world-class steak and fine wines, the dining onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises takes your taste buds on a gastronomic journey.

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Regent Seven Seas, the top choice for a luxury Panama Canal cruise. As the only genuinely all-inclusive luxury cruise line, numerous FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions are offered, allowing passengers to explore over 500 ports of call worldwide at their own pace. They can sail confidently with The World's Most Luxurious Fleet™ and revel in unmatched freedom through Unrivaled Space at Sea®.

On a Regent Seven Seas luxury cruise, the refreshing ocean breeze rejuvenates their soul, enticing them to discover hidden treasures in exotic locations and cherished stops along the Panama Canal. Passengers awaken each day in a spacious suite, welcomed by a new vista from their private balcony. They can enhance their journey with insights from expert onboard speakers and local guides as they dive into the diverse destinations. Sharing stories of the day's escapades over delicious cuisine at specialty cruise restaurants, they can then let the evening's entertainment whisk them away before retreating to their personal haven at sea.

With every luxury considered, all-inclusive travel has been elevated, inspiring passengers to seize every moment and forge treasured memories to share with loved ones for years to come. They can tailor their voyage with bespoke enhancements and rely on the exceptional crew to handle every detail, delivering an all-inclusive cruise that truly exemplifies An Unrivaled Experience®.

Discover the unparalleled luxury of the Regent Suite, designed for an unforgettable cruising experience (An Example Provided for Regents Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Suite):


  • Suite size: 3,151 sq. ft.; Balcony size: 1,292 sq. ft.

  • Complimentary First Class Air* for domestic flights and Business Class Air* for international flights

  • FREE 1-night pre-cruise hotel package, including ground transfers, breakfast, and porterage

  • Unlimited WiFi access at no extra cost

  • Personal car and guide for exploring ashore

  • In-suite spa services on the house

  • Exclusive access to The Study, a private dining room accommodating up to 12 guests

  • Attentive personal butler service

  • Guaranteed nightly reservations in your preferred specialty restaurant†

  • Premium bath amenities for indulgence

  • Choice of luxurious bed linens and pillow menu

  • Selection of aromatic suite fragrances

  • Daily assortment of canapés

  • Customized in-suite full-liquor bar setup

  • Priority check-in on embarkation day with suite access from noon

  • Welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne

  • An interactive flat-screen television and direct-dial satellite phone

  • Vanity and hairdryer for convenience

  • Plush Regent bathrobes and slippers

  • Priority online shore excursion and dining reservations

  • 10% discount on premium wine and liquor

  • 5% savings on pre- or post-cruise hotel or land programs

  • 5% savings on Regent Choice Shore Excursions

  • Decadent in-suite caviar service

  • Direct dial satellite phone for connectivity

  • Complimentary shoeshine service

  • Personalized stationery for correspondence

  • Delivery of up to three daily newspapers to stay informed

Regent Seven Sea's Departure Ports for Luxury Panama Canal Cruises 2023:

  • Los Angeles, CA

  • Miami, FL

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