A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
Explore the Panama Canal and escape to some of the most biodiverse countries in the world – and do it in style with Princess Cruises
THE PANAMA CANAL is one of Central America’s crowning jewels, a clever manmade shortcut that allows you to sail from one ocean to another. And, with Princess Cruises, you can embark on this epic journey all while enjoying lobster at the Crown Grill, a spot of relaxation by the top-deck pool and even an indulgent massage at the Lotus Spa, along the way.
Sailing past the forest-flanked rivers of Panama, the volcanic landscapes of Nicaragua or the stunning white-sand beaches of Columbia, wildlife enthusiasts will be in their element – especially with the cruise line’s exciting onshore excursions that will allow you to get up close and personal to some of the region’s most exotic wildlife.
With lush rainforests and balmy skies, Costa Rica is a wildlife lover’s haven. Stop off at Limon for an unforgettable open-air tram ride across the Veragua Rainforest canopy, where you can spot around two thirds of Costa Rica’s rainforest species including monkeys and exotic birds. Or, if you prefer a slower pace of life, why not visit Lima’s acclaimed sloth sanctuary?
If you’re sailing to Mexico’s palm-fringed beaches, you could visit the Tortugario Ecological Center – home to one of the largest turtle sanctuaries in Mexico. The fun doesn’t stop onboard either. As you sail by Mexico, onboard guides can help you spot the magnificent grey whale as it makes its way from Alaska to the Sea of Cortez – the longest migration of any mammal. If you’re tempted by the region’s crystal blue waters, be sure to stop off at Falmouth, Jamaica, where you can interact with bottlenose dolphins too.
After an action-packed day of wildlife spotting, be sure to catch some of the incredible activities onboard. Immerse yourself in the history behind the Panama Canal by listening to the cruiseliner’s live narration. Or, why not keep the party going by catching Princess Cruises’ Carnaval de Panama? Here you can try traditional ‘Mola’ arts and crafts, watch a Panamanian documenrary or even take a salsa class! Cruising to this engineering feat is cause for celebration so be sure to do it in style with Princess Cruises.