Cristobal, Panama Cruise Port

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About Cristobal, Panama

Cristobal, Panama's highest-volume port complex, is at the Canal's Atlantic entrance. It is near ideal industrial and commercial locations, such as Colon City, the Colon Free Zone, France Field and Telfers Island, and has rail and highway connections to points throughout Panama, including Panama City and the Port of Balboa on the Pacific. Cristobal's strategic location close to the Caribbean, Latin America, North America and Europe makes it a natural transshipment location.

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Toured the Chagres River and also stopped by the Gatun Locks. Both were enjoyable except for the trail walk from the boat drop off point to where the buses were waiting, which was slow and bug infested.

Visited: Apr 02, 2007

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We took the Eco Cruises on Gaton Lake. We got to see howler monkeys and sloths in their natural habitat and then got to see our own ship go through the last lock of the canal. It was great fun to not only go through the lock but to see it up close as our own ship went through. It was a memorable time.

Visited: Nov 11, 2006

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The canal was a wonder of engineering- throughly enjoyed going through locks. Train ride was too long and boring and little to see on Pacific side. Should have stayed on board. The re boarding process was horrible-only one line open, blaring music, overly agressive shop keepers.

Visited: Oct 21, 2007

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