Panama Canal Cruises
The largest engineering project of it's time, first thought of in the 16th century, is now a passage way for up to 14000 ships every year - discover it's many fascinating features cruising along the Panama Canal.
Stretching for more than 70 kilometers, the Panama Canal is one of the most impressive man-made phenomenon on Earth. The Panama Canal provides a route through Central America and also an oppurtunity to marvel at the amazing scenery and structures that surround it. Providing a scenic passage through tropical and exciting Panama you can expect a journey that is sure to be a memorable one.
The importance of the Panama Canal is related to its linkage of two of the world's immense oceans - the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. As a result of its location the Canal has become such a major route in the world today, so much so that ships worldwide have been designed specifically to fit it dimensions of this Canal. A chance to cruise throughout the Panama Canal is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will find an abundance of history and beauty as you cruise through stunning Central America.
The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans together. Since the canals opening in 1914, this channel has become one of the most important waterways in the world. Over 815,000 ships have travelled this canal in the last 100 years.Highlights of Panama Canal
- First opened in 1914, It's one of the worlds greatest engineering feats
- Known as one of the Seven wonder of the Modern World
- Pass between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean in under eight hours
Cristobal is located on the Atlantic coast of Panama. The seaport dates back to 1850. Cristobal is the starting point for many trips around the Panama Canal. Initially just a few streets as a base for Panama Railroad Company in the 1850's, the French inter-Oceanic Canal Company later developed the area using waste dirt from the building of the Panama Canal to go on to make the city of Cristobal. The city has many shopping centers and you will also find a historic church.Highlights of Cristobal
- Enjoy fantastic old architecture and history around the area known as Steamboat Row
- Be sure to see the old churches Christ Church by the Sea and the St. Mary's Academy's Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
- Explore Central America with the world's first transcontinental railway
The port city of Colon on the Atlantic is located on the Panama Canal and is the second largest city in the country. It is also important commercial and tourism center.Highlights of Colon
- Enjoy fantastic discounts at the Colon Free Zone where you find wholesalers, retailers and general shops
- Colon 2000 is a shipping port with restaurants and duty-free shopping for many to enjoy.
- Explore rain forests with the hour long journey on the Panama Canal Railway
The Panama Canal in Central America is the link between the Atlantic and the Pacific, making it one of the most important shipping routes in the world. One of the best ways to explore the canal is on one of the many cruise ships that sail through the canal every year. The advantage of a cruise through the Panama Canal is that it is mostly included in other cruises, so you have the opportunity to meet several different parts of the continent, all in one trip. Discover the sandy beaches of the Caribbean and the exoticism of Central and South America. As the narrow bottleneck between the North and South American continents is very busy, you have the opportunity to get to know the ships from all over the world, and experience the different cultures.
A cruise through the Panama Canal takes you through a very special country. Although it is very small and most is also rather unknown, it has many interesting corners to offer that can explore and rest in peace during a Panama Canal cruise. It goes without saying that you do not have to give up any of the amenities you are accustomed. Service and quality are also at the top of these trips. During the cruise you will experience some technical wonders. As you travel through the Panama Canal you will experience sophisticated technology to get from the Colón on the Atlantic to Balboa on the Pacific coast. The water level from the Atlantic and the Pacific is different. These must be overcome during a ride. Locks were set up for this purpose. You should not miss a trip through such a sluice and watch the deck. The cruise ship with which you will put into sea is also technically interesting.
Relax on the cruise- During the trip you will spend some time on the boat. Enjoy this time and pamper yourself in the wellness area. Numerous masseurs will massage you according to the latest and best techniques and you will relax. But also for sports enthusiasts is on a cruise ship enough space. Jog in the early morning sunshine and enjoy the view of the vast expanses of the sea. Also a visit to the gym is not a problem, because there is on the ship with which you will experience your cruise.
Cruises through the Panama Canal- During a cruise that takes you through the Panama Canal you will be able to get to know some countries, such as Colombia and Costa Rica. They have the opportunity to get to know the culture and history of the respective countries. Immerse yourself in the fascination of the flora and fauna of the regions, which are approached on the cruise through the Panama Canal. Be amazed by the landscape around the Panama Canal and discover the San Blas Islands, Fuerte Amador or other regions. Discover the city of Fuerte Amador and its wonderful sights on a country trip. Go shopping for heart and take souvenirs with you at home. So you have a wonderful memory of this cruise.
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