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Panama Canal Cruise: A Must-Do in Panama

Mar 1, 2008
Panama continues to be one of the most exotic travel destinations in the world offering a number of attractive cruises either to attractive port locations, cruises in the open sea, or of course cruises to the magnificent Panama Canal, which is a major shipping canal joining the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.

The Panama Canal was initially designed to lessen travel time for sea vessels that needed to cross between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. It started to operate commercially on 15 August, 1914 and is now used by more than 13,000 vessels every year. The Panama Cruises serve over a million travellers and holiday makers every year. It might be a while before you can decide from the so many Panama cruises that are available; but be at rest assured that you will not be disappointed on whichever cruise you take in Panama. Each cruise offers its something special along with different routes and ports.

The Panama Canal Cruise is one of the most popular cruise packages in Panama. It lets you enjoy the experience of crossing the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, through the outstanding Panama Canal.

The Panama Canal Cruise departs from number different ports, including Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles New York, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans and many more. This makes the Panama Cruise package more incredibly accessible and convenient for anyone in the United States of America, to take pleasure of the spectacular Panama Cruise.

The Panama Canal's six huge locks literally lifts up the cruise ship from sea level up eighty-five feet then smoothly lowers it, sometimes with only inches to spare on each wall. This is an experience everyone should get a preview of at least once in their lifetime as it is unique and almost unparalleled!

A Panama cruise takes crosses full length of this outstanding canal, showcasing some breathtaking views of an incredible engineering feat, as well as offering an alluring choice of tour options along the canal. These consist of kayaking or sailing on Gatun Lake, which is intersected by the Panama Canal. Holiday and Pleasure Cruisers can also book a visit to the Panama Canal railroad, which too emphasizes on the inner banks of the Canal and the vivacious rainforest of Central America.

Apart from seeing the legendary Panama Canal, you will be able to visit some of the more exceptional and most beautiful sand beaches in Central America. El Palmar is one of the most popular beaches in Panama, and offers ideal conditions, for water sports and excursions.

Panama Canal Cruises lasts from 10 to 20 nights in duration. A standard Panama Cruise departing from Florida comprises of Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Columbia as well as taking in the whole span of the Panama Canal. Panama Cruises are 100% safe, and contain all the conveniences of a full fledged cruise ship. Life out at sea could not get any better.

With so much to offer, Panama Cruise is a definite must for anyone visiting the wonder country of Panama.
About the Author
Panama is next big tourist destination. Come spend your Panama vacation in Gamboa Resort, in the rainforest luxury. When traveling the interior, stay in Gran Hotel Nacional, the best hotel in David, Chiriqui, Panama. Now is also the best time to invest in Panama real estate.
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