Colon Cruises

House bt the river in Colon, Panama
House bt the river in Colon, Panama
White statue of Christ in City park, Colon

At the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal on the Caribbean Sea, lies the country’s second city, Colón. Initially established as the terminus of the Panama Railroad, the town was originally called Aspinwall, after Railroad’s promoter, William Aspinwall. It was built to provide a fast overland route to California and the gold rush, but the local Hispanic population soon renamed it in honour of Christopher Columbus. 

Outside the city port are several reminders of Panama’s rich history, including the Canal’s impressive Gatún Locks and Gatún Dam.[ReadMoreMob] Fort San Lorenzo, built by the Spanish to guard the strategically important Chagres River, is a well-preserved colonial military structure.The vast Colón Free Trade Zone offers tax-free shopping.

Cruises to Colon

Machu Picchu, Lima, Peru Machu Picchu, Lima, Peru Exploration of South America & the Antarctic

Exploration of South America and the Antarctic • L2301

Thu 05 Jan 2023
78 nights
  • An unforgettable South American & Antarctic discovery
  • Revel in the sights and cultural highlights of iconic cities
  • Witness the wonders of the Galapagos, Andes and Patagonia 
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Latin American Civilisations • M2401

Tue 02 Jan 2024
14 nights
  • An off the beaten track adventure focused on traditions that have shaped Latin America
  • Learn of Cuba’s connections to pirates and the emerald trading heritage of Colombia
  • Experience an unforgettable insight into the Mayan history of Mexico, amongst its historic ruins