During a Panama Canal cruise transit, you will be completely enthralled as you pass through one of the world’s greatest engineering marvels.
The Panama Canal consists of natural lakes, man-made artificial lakes and canals, and three sets of locks. Entering Limon Bay from the Atlantic side, your Panama Canal cruise ship will pass through three sets of locks before exiting at Panama City and into the Pacific Ocean. As you enter the harbor, you will witness numerous ships of various registrations anchored throughout the harbor awaiting clearance for their transit. As your Panama Canal cruise enters the Gatun Locks, you begin a 48 mile journey that will raise your ship a total of 85 feet to meet the level of the Pacific Ocean.
After Passing under the Bridge of the Americas, you may have an opportunity to stop in Panama City, where you can take a city tour arranged by one of your Panama Canal cruise ship’s excellent travel concierges. After visiting the tourist center at the Miraflores Locks, have lunch at the Miraflores Restaurant on the terrace overlooking the locks which provides an excellent vantage point to watch as ships slowly pass through. After leaving Panama City, your journey continues into the Pacific Ocean where a totally new world of adventures await.