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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cruised On Princess thru the Panama Canal In December of 2017 What an amazing experience this was and the scenery was awesome The view both going thru and coming back thru was breathtaking Loved It back

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bobby E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An amazing man made structure that connects 2 vast oceans . It’s a privilege to be there and watch how the water levels and gates are managed and the way the huge vessels are guided through the canal . There is a viewing area ,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SureshM_12
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the whole experience going through the locks. We went through it to there man made lake then back through it to the ocean to keep on our cruise. It was worth what we paid for the whole cruise to be able to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DONNA C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently cruised through Gatun Locks and the entire experience was incredible to watch. The magnificence of this creation is great to see first hand, not only as our ship passed through but also watching cargo ships passing through the adjacent lock. This was on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going through the locks of the Panama was very amazing and it does take all day to transit through. the Gatun locks had a very impressive building between the two locks and very well cared for. The working of the locks are beyond me but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It cost our cruise ship $385,000 to transverse the three locks to enter Gatun Lake (and return) in 2018. Even with the new locks, fewer ships use it. The Canal is very busy. It appears to be in need of some maintenance although the moving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took about an hour to get to the canal. Once there, I was concerned with the crowd on the ferry boat. It turned out to be very manageable. We went through 3 locks and they were amazing. The other SHIPS were tremendous. I am...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 570jimmyd
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Best way to view the Gatun Locks is via cruise ship. These are the only way 'down' to the Caribbean if coming from the Pacific is through these Locks and they are very similar to the Milaflores Locks, except these locks take all sizes. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We sailed through on a cruise ship through the old locks, then took a trip to the new locks. Fascinating and amazing engineering feat.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

We experienced the journey through these locks while on a cruise last year . It was the highlight of our trip. We got up at 6 am to see the ship pass underneath the trans American highway bridge . Very hot and humid here. Lots...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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yorkielover2018
15 October 2018|
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Response from larrya762 | Reviewed this property |
Some cruise lines offer trips on the lake, it depends on how long the ship is to remain in the lake before going back out. We originally had a tour scheduled but since the ship was only going to be there for a couple of... More
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mazaldivar
24 July 2018|
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Response from lastword2016 | Reviewed this property |
Miraflores. It has a visitor centre from which you get great views of the ships manoeuvring through. Very interesting, and great fun. Enjoy.
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David N
11 February 2018|
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Response from 58randyt | Reviewed this property |
I too am not sure if old center is open for business. We were picked up by bus and our guide did mention the new visitor center. Unfortunately, it wasn't part of the tour.
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