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by DeNan

Nice to have the entire transit on big screens all over ship or view from the decks. The Canal pilot on board gave narration, information and history. We were given certificate that we had been thru the locks of Panama Canal. Joy was the 1st large cruise ship to go thru.

Visited: Feb 02, 2020

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by HaoleGuy

The Panama Canal transit from the Atlantic consisted of 2 hours through the first lock (and holding areas) that take the ship up to the lake. Once in the lake, we went about 20 feet, dropped anchor and stayed there for about 3 hours. No one was allowed to tender off the ship for any excursions. Then it was another 2-hour trip back through the lock we entered and back to the Atlantic. It was interesting the first time, not sure I would ever do it again. I would like to do a complete transit to the Pacific but that is another trip.

Visited: Apr 14, 2018

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by debbright54

Our ship just dropped anchor for a few hours in the lake and then we came back out the locks. Coming out they lowered the water too soon and our ship hit the locks doing damage to the serenity deck breaking glass, bending and breaking railing.

Visited: Sep 16, 2019

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by khubs42

We rode through the old locks into Gatun Lake on the NCL Pearl, which took about 3 hours each way. The canal was fascinating to see, and we had a great vantage point from the top sun deck as well as on the bow area, which they opened up for the canal crossing. They had a speaker from the canal board the ship and give history lessons and talk about the canal, which was great but he often rambled off on tangents about seemingly unrelated stuff. The Canal is definitely something everyone who is into cruising should see at one point or another.

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by grinch

You have to do this once, just to admire the engineering. You want to be forward to see the ship enter the canal and to see the old canal on the right. Glory has a 'secret deck' on the 10th deck which is a great view, just look up directions. It takes about 4 hours to get through to the lake. We anchored in the lake for several hours until we returned back through after dark. The outside 3rd deck is a good vantage point to see the ship rise and fall in the locks.

Visited: Feb 09, 2020

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