The Panama Canal is an engineering marvel and a destination in itself; however, Disney Cruise Line has a few stops at popular ports of call in Mexico and Columbia on its Panama Canal itinerary.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is located at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. The scenery at Cabo San Lucas is a mixture of cacti and rock formations combined with white sand beaches and turquoise water. It is famous for its outdoors sports, both water and golf. Tendering is required for this port.
Walk on the cobblestone streets, see the historic architecture, and shop in the markets. Cartagena also has city beaches with a variety of water activities.
Cozumel is an island off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is known for its coral reefs and is a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are also a couple of white sand beaches nearby and some duty-free shopping, too.
Key West, Florida
Key West lies near the end of the chain of islands known as the Florida Keys, and is the southern-most city in the continental United States. This city, with its rich history and ravishing natural beauty, is probably the best known small town in United States. It has an average annual temperature of 77 degrees and rarely varies more than 10 degrees in either direction. It has never seen frost or snow and averages only 39 inches of rain per year. You’ll have plenty of time to walk in the footsteps of Thomas Edison, Lou Gehrig, Harry Truman and Tennessee Williams. The streets are filled with sidewalk cafes, open-air bars, legendary pubs and world-class restaurants. Only in Key West would the sun shine brightest when it sets. Each day’s setting sun is celebrated and sometimes even applauded at Mallory Dock, where artisans, musicians, and street performers pack the city pier as the sunsets shimmer over the Gulf of Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is a great place to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. There is snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, or watching for whales (seasonal). Want to stay on land? There is hiking, biking, and 4-wheeling through the jungle. Don’t forget about the shopping.