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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.
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The Panama canal never disappoints, great place and it was lovely being able to see the ships as we arrived there.
Last time we came was 5 years ago and there was reconstruction taking place at the time. We came again to see what had...More
Timing was such that I got to see a ship pass through. Whole process took less than 15 minutes. Don't know if it was worth the $20 to see but it was a sight for sure. Paid another $10 to see the Imax movie about...More
Unlike the locks on the Danube river, these locks are huge. The “mules” are the workhorse of the canal. Scenery is beautiful. Our ship went through slowly (8-10 knot per hour) so engine noise was minimal. We could hear the jungle life. Got bit by...More
This is certainly one if the greatest wonders of the world. It is magnificent to watch the gates of the canal open and close. It is amazing watching the shops pass through. It is great engineering and a spectacular thing to watch.
We watched the...More