Sail the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean towards Contadora and the Pearl Islands, where the Discovery will stay the first night before continuing to the Darien. From here navigate towards the Panama Canal and begin sailing in direction of the Caribbean and the cruise destination, the town of Portobelo. Founded by Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage to the new continent in 1597, Portobelo is rich in history as it was the site of many sea and land battles between the Spanish. Explore the fortifications built by the Spaniards to protect their treasures and visit the Church of San Felipe, the sanctuary of the Black Christ. Spend the night in the bay of Portobelo, a grand finale to your Luxury Panama Canal Cruise, Pacific to Atlantic Voyage of Discovery.