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A Marvel of Engineering
The understated bridge of land between South America and Mexico contains some of the richest and deepest history in the world. Characterized by awe-inspiring scenery in the form of tropical rain forests and ancient temples and a persistent, old-world culture, Central America is home to one of the world's greatest marvels of engineering, the Panama Canal. Central America is one of the top cruise destinations for people who seek Indiana Jones-esque exploration and the opportunity to really experience nature.
There are only a handful of cruise ships that are able to pass through Panama Canal's great locks. For the ships that are able to traverse the Canal, cruisers will experience a day-long passage spanning 51 miles and three locks. The scenery that surrounds this journey is simply magical. September through April is the most popular season for Panama Canal itineraries, with most cruises lasting from 10 to 25 days.