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Colón (Panama Canal), Panama

Some see Colón as the gateway city to the Panama Canal, the engineering wonder linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Others know it as the second-largest duty-free port in all of the Caribbean, and a great base for exploring the canal and Panama’s nearby ecological treasures. On your Carnival cruise to Colón, you’ll see it from all sides — enjoy a side of shop-‘till-you-drop as you spy the brilliant plumage of a toucan in rainforest greenery.

  • Kayak the Panama Canal in man-made Gatún Lake.
  • Feast your eyes on the fetching harbor town of Portobelo.
  • Visit two oceans in one hour by traveling the Isthmian Railroad, the world's first trans-continental railroad.