Partial Panama Canal Crossing
A more affordable option is a partial Panama Canal cruise. These sailings are return trips or trips between ports one the same coast, either the Atlantic or Pacific coast. They’re generally 10-12 days long.
On partial crossings, the cruise ship only enters one lock. Passengers can then leave the ship and join a variety of shore excursions. Even though, you won’t see the entire canal this way, you will, however, be able to explore places that you wouldn’t see on a full crossing.