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Gatun Locks, Miraflores locks.

Wonderful experience. Excellent piece of engineering. Our ship docked in Colon port and took the coach to the locks. It took about hour and a half to get to the ferry. The ferry... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
dinuparmar
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience. Excellent piece of engineering. Our ship docked in Colon port and took the coach to the locks. It took about hour and a half to get to the ferry. The ferry took us through Gatun Locks and Miraflores locks. It was just amazing how the locks work and to go through them and actually touch the walls of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We woke at the crack of dawn to see going through one lock. It is fascinating how it is done. We visited this lock seven years ago on foot. It was exciting to be able to go through by ship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Panama Canal has to be one of the most iconic engineering projects ever. To be able to get this close and see it working is wonderful. There is plenty of information to take in but just watching what's going on is fascinating. Also the scale of it compared with UK canals is remarkable. Personally I'd have liked to spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting the Panama Canal has long been on my bucket list and I finally got to visit via a cruise ship in January. It's incredible to witness the symphony of moving these huge ships through this tiny canal. What a testament to engineering and the ingenuity and perseverance of man! Even though this is now crossed off my bucket list... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to visit in your lifetime. I'd choose this over the new locks. So much history. Yes technology is used but it's still old school. Lots of friendly staff to wave to as they transport ships through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to experience this at least once! We did this on a cruise ship and I was in awe with the process of moving a ship through the locks. The history of it is exciting. It us a must see while in Panama.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was on our bucket list but would to be a repeat . Very interesting to see engineering marvel from over 100 years ago. We got off the ship and took trip to the Pacific Ocean but did not realize most of it would be in a bus. Would not recommend that excursion from the ship. By the way, we had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see I never understood how amazing an accomplishment this was Our ship barely fit How can one ocean be higher than the other? Or was just the lake higher Wow

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time we've gone through the locks. The best way to see the entire thing is to get up on your cruise ships deck around 5:00 a.m. You'll see the ship go through the breakwater and you'll be able to view the ships lined up to go through the locks. It's an amazing sight. Also, you'll enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FYI: We only saw this from the ship, passing up and down! Yeah, thanks to an ignorant concierge on our ship, we bummed out on shore excursions. I would've loved to see the locks from the inside (I hear it's a great experience). We didn't, but it was still amazing. Each trip (up and down) takes about two hours, and... More 

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