Many people think of the canal first when it comes to Panama, but the country offers much more. It features spectacular rain forests, lively urban centers, and a diverse blend of cultures. On Grand Circle Cruise Line’s Panama Canal Cruise & Panama: A Continent Divided, Oceans United Small Ship Cruise Tour, you’ll journey through this unforgettable country and see its fascinating contrasts, unique traditions, and historic significance for yourself. Along with a transit through its legendary canal with your group of no more than 24 travelers, you’ll also get into the heart of Panama’s local life during visits to pollera and pottery workshops, a sugarcane farm, and a village that is the home of the Embera people, one of Panama's seven indigenous tribes. During your visit, you’ll stop at the local school and also have lunch featuring their traditional cuisine and experience Embera dances accompanied by music played on flutes, drums, and turtle shells.