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Panama Canal (Cruising Canal)

The Panama Canal was a triumph of imagination, innovation and persistence a century ago. Experience this engineering marvel as the ship passes through the system of locks while admiring the views of the Panamanian jungle.

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Panama Canal (Cruising Canal)

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

If your cruise through the Panama Canal includes scheduled stops, take time out to explore the beautiful surrounding area.  A great way is a kayaking ecological tour through the islands that surround Gatun Lake. Rich in animal and plant life, these islands are home to 93 species of mammals, 366 species of birds and 1,368 species of vascular plants.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Explore Portobelo, the former emporium of the riches of the New World. It was once an important commercial depot and a paradise for pirates.
  • Take a tour of the Gatun Locks, once the most massive in the world and still an impressive sight today.
  • Go monkey-watching on a tour of the small islands dotting the Chagres River.

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Before You Visit

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