Panama Canal Transit Cruise Port

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Smatt says ...
Fascinating civil engineering work. Can be a little slow at times. The ship provided...
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About Panama Canal Transit

Spend an unforgettable day cruising the Panama Canal, a fifty-one-mile waterway through the rainforest that is one of the world's engineering masterpieces. The ship glides down the canal with inches to spare, through locks that raise and lower it like a toy. Along the way it crosses enormous Gatun Lake, and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of a solid mountainside.

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Cruisefan2017
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

Hard to watch from bow - crowds formed early. But views from side were good, and watching ship in next lane showed all of the locks, trains and activity that was happening to our ship as well.

Visited: Feb 05, 2017

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AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Panama Canal Transit: what the cruise is all about. We heard doors start slamming about 6:00AM so decide to get up. We were waiting with several other vessels to enter the locks. While we hadn’t started the transit yet we could see a lot from our balcony. Humberto was live on the TV and we were able to follow our progress. We went under the Bridge of the Americas then enter the Miraflores about 10:45AM, then the Pedro Miguel a half hour later. We transited the Gillard Cut and went through Gatun Lake. We finally enter the Gatun Locks about 4:00 PM and watched from deck 5 in the coffee shop. This was a wonderful spot as we started with window at the top of the lock and went down so the wall filled the window (kind of spooky). We were finally through about 5:30PM. While we did not go through the new locks we watched a ship enter and we could see it as we did the transit. This experience should definitely be on your “cruise to do list”.

Visited: Dec 05, 2016

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GoldRoyalcruise
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

Make sure to bring a camera, perhaps even one capable of time lapse photography to video the ships transiting a lock on the canal.

Visited: Jan 07, 2017

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Smatt
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Fascinating civil engineering work. Can be a little slow at times. The ship provided a person to narrate the operation and landmarks along the route - a plus.

Visited: Apr 02, 2017

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