Colon, Panama Cruise Port

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About Colon, Panama

Colon is one of Latin America's busiest commercial centers. Since 1953, it has had a free trade zone, where merchants can import and export goods without paying duties. The main streets of Colon are often crowded with sailors, traders, and tourists. The city has many bars, nightclubs, and gambling establishments. Colon also has duty-free shops, which sell many products at low prices.

What people said about this port:

"the tour guide emlie was excellent alittle more shopping time City..." in 10 reviews.

"...with america, if you do n't purchase an expensive shore excursion , you are not allowed to get off the ship." in 3 reviews.


324 reviews and tips of Colon, Panama




MDNana
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Going through the canal in a small boat is worth the cost of the excursion. It gives you a completely different perspective than the transit on the cruise ship.

Visited: Mar 30, 2015

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barrakt
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

went to a flea market and a mall in a taxi. My companion wanted a Panama hat so the Taxi driver took us to a small flea market that had prices that were a fraction of the mall prices. We shared the taxi with another couple.

Visited: Apr 14, 2015

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rep612
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Port strange, however if you can get out of Colon to rainforest or old fort it is worth it. If staying in Panama City the train from Panama City to Colon is worth the early morning.

Visited: Dec 23, 2016

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Polarpen
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

If you take a tour, this is where you meet your ship. Be prepared for a long line as, in our case, about 1400 people needed to get back on the ship. It actually went pretty fast - maybe a little over an hour. Just find a table, order a drink and sit there and wait until the line shortens.

Visited: Jan 06, 2016

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joephish317
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Trinkets all over the place.....Pushy sales people and extreme humidity...Bla. Humbling walk into the local town was a dose of reality. Then I walked, fast, back to the safety of the ship.......

Visited: Apr 26, 2016

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slevine
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

The ride to Panama City and tour of old and new city was fascinating.

Visited: Mar 08, 2017

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