Princess Cruises announces 2021–2022 Panama Canal season

Princess Cruises is launching its fall 2021 to spring 2022 cruise season for Panama Canal on 22 July. Guests sailing through the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal  now have a diversity of itineraries onboard three cruise ships including MedallionClass vessels, to choose from.

Panama Canal 2021-2022 

Princess Cruises was the first cruise line to take passengers through the Panama Canal locks in 1967, bringing more passengers through the canal every year than any other cruise line. The Princess fleet of ships that transit the canal are custom built to sail through the Locks. Caribbean Princess was the first large cruise ship to sail through the new Agua Clara locks in fall 2017.

Further reading: Majestic Princess makes debut in Los Angeles as part of Princess Cruises’ 2021 – 2022 West Coast season.

For the upcoming 2021 – 2022 season, three ships – Crown Princess, Ruby Princess and Island Princess – will sail the waters of the Panama Canal with 17 departures and four unique itineraries. Voyages range from 10 to 15 days visiting 17 destinations in eight countries.

Key highlights include:

  • 10-day Panama Canal sailing round-trip Ft. Lauderdale visits Costa Rica and the Caribbean on Crown Princess giving guests the unique experience of transiting the new Panama Canal Agua Clara locks and relaxation on the Caribbean beaches.
  • Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean itineraries travel between Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles or San Francisco and vice versa sailing the new Panama Canal Locks on Ruby Princess. This itinerary allosw guests a full transit experience while visiting ports in Mexico, South and Central America. 
  • Island Princess has two 14-day voyages from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles which also transit the historical Locks. 

Itineraries are crafted to enrich guests’ experiences and provide the most exposure to this bucket-list destination such as live narration from the bridge while transiting the Locks.

The OceanMedallion transforms the cruise experience  

Onboard MedallionClass ships sailing Panama Canal itineraries the OceanMedallion wearable transforms vacations by simplifying the entire cruise experience, delivering highly personalised  service and enabling interactive entertainment.

Thanks to the OceanMedallion you can enjoy streamlined boarding, on-demand food, beverage and service delivery, keyless stateroom entry, contactless payment, friends and family locator, interactive games and movies/live TV on the go.  

Persistently connected with MedallionNet – the best Wi-Fi at sea

All Panama Canal itineraries offer MedallionNet on board so can stay persistently connected to the things you love and share vacation memories with ease. MedallionNet offers unprecedented connectivity that’s fast, unlimited, reliable, and affordable with an access point in every stateroom. This allows you to stream your favorite movies, shows, games and music. MedallionNet also allows you to connect to your favorite social media sites and video chat from anywhere on the ship. 

Further reading: Princess Cruises 2021–2022 Caribbean Season features newest ships and Princess MedallionClass vacations

Princess Cruises is launching its fall 2021 to spring 2022 Panama Canal cruise season on 22 July. For additional information visit

Princess Cruises is currently enhancing its health and safety protocols with input from global health leaders in light of COVID-19 and assessing how they may impact future itinerary offerings. For more information Princess Cruises’ Health & Safety protocols

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