Re: PANAMA CANAL TRANSITS
Quite possible. In fact, when a cruise ship shows up, it goes to the front of the line...ahead of any non-passenger ships that may have been waiting for a day or more.
Originally Posted by Boiler Cuiser
is it really possible to "schedule" a transit through the Gaton Locks?
Of course, they pay for the privilege. Last time we were at the Canal (2005 - non-transit), the highest fee ever paid to date was by the Coral Princess...$250,000. to transit the canal.
At that time, the average ship was paying about $55,000.00.
Carnival Spirit 2003 (Caribbean)
Carnival Fascination 2004 (Caribbean)
HAL Noordam 2004 (Norway)
Celebrity Horizon 2005 (Caribbean)
Sun Princess 2006 (Caribbean)
Diamond Princess 2007 (Alaska)
Carnival Splendor 2008 (Mediterranean)