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“unbelievable” 5 of 5 stars
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Panama Canal
Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #1 of 58 attractions in Panama City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We went throught the panama canal on a cruise ship, I found it amazing that this large ship could get through the space, I had no idea about the many locks and the enormous lake. A fantastic engineering feat, I would not have missed the oportunity to see it , Saw it twice as i wanted my new husband, an engineer to see it.

Visited March 2012
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“one of our best holidays ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were on a 14 day cruise,which took us through the canal,It was the experience of a lifetime, We sat for 11 hours at the front of the ship as we did not want to miss any of the transit and we were not disappointed, We were lucky the weather was not to hot,just nice to sit for the whole day. There is an narrator on board and he tells you all the history of the canal and the scenery is stunning,We were on the Vision of the seas, Great ship.Good food,and we made lots of new friends.Would we do it again,Without a shadow of a doubt.

Visited October 2012
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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“One and only cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Not a great lover of cruising but the one off trip was so worth it. The Panama Canal and its history is fascinating. I visited before the choice of dates. It was years ago.

Visited March 2012
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Lubbock, Texas
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“Such a sight to see!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

The canal was so amazing to see in person. We were so happy to see the engineering wonders of this world when we visited. Make sure you get a good spot in the stands to watch the ships coming in and out. The only thing that would have made this better is if we had actually been on a ship that went thru it. Truly an amazing experience! Recommend this to everyone!

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“Partial transit = full satisfaction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We enjoyed a Panama Canal partial transit tour. This took us on a boat from the Pacific through the locks to Gamboa. We were informed throughout the ride filling us with interesting facts about the canal from it's beginning until today's current operations and the new expansion. We also enjoyed a good meal on the ride. Gustavo (Gus) with Panama VIP Services was our tour guide. We recommend this to everyone except young children as they could enjoy the ride but would not appreciate the factual information.

Visited January 2013
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