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Duration : 10-nights cruise
Description : Pacific Princess is downright intimate in size - accommodating just 670 guests - for an uncommon sense of space onboard. It's an incredible way to enjoy the scenery as well as all the ship's venues.
 
 
 
 
 

Epic Panama Canal Dreams

 

From the Panama Canal's opening day to present, nearly a million ships have passed through the mighty locks. Encompassing tragedy and triumph, Spanish kings, conquistadors and five different American presidents, the building of this massive project spanned 400 years. And today, nearly 100 years after its completion, the Panama Canal remains one of the most vital trade routes in the world.

In addition to Panama's man-made marvel, this voyage includes some of nature's most amazing creations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

Panama Canal
Today, nearly 100 years after its completion, the Panama Canal remains one of the most vital trade routes in the world. And in addition to Panama's man-made marvel, this voyage includes some of nature's most amazing creations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

Historic Engineering
As staggering a concept of digging through the Continental Divide, it also involved constructing the largest earth dam ever built, as well as the most massive canal locks and gates. And through the efforts of over 80,000 workers and the loss of more than 30,000 lives, the greatest single construction project ever undertaken was completed.

The Panama Canal Today
The massive locks control the level of water in the Panama Canal enabling ships to pass through this 51-mile "water bridge". This entire trip takes about nine hours. Ships are lifted and lowered a total of 170 feet as they pass from the Caribbean to the Pacific, crossing over the Isthmus of Panama and straight through the Continental Divide.

Ecotourism
The wildlife in the Panama Canal region is as unique and breathtaking as the Canal itself. Tropical rainforests are bastions of primeval life - each one its own unique and delicate ecosystem with the rare wonders of nature. The Tortuguero Canal is known as Costa Rica's Amazon due to its rich and exotic flora and fauna. In Limon, the diversity of the tropical rain forest at La Selva Biological Station is simply amazing. And Barbados' Harrison Cave has world-famous stalactites and stalagmites.

Active Adventures
From white-sand beaches and coral reefs to snorkeling and shopping - the Panama Canal and its surrounding destinations have it all. Watch the stingrays of Grand Cayman's Stingray Sandbar, scuba dive to the shipwrecked Antilla off the coast of Aruba, go kayaking at Cabo San Lucas in the Sea of Cortez, or raft Jamaica's Martha Brae River.

Panama Canal
No vacation comes close to the dramatic scope of an epic journey through the Panama Canal.

 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
 
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