First, Triton what ddi you you in Cartegena?
Second we were there in April and we took a tour from the dock and loved it. Our guide told us before we got to the fort that the best way to avoid the vendors there and elsewher was not to look them in the face and it worked. WE loved the walking tour thru the old city, absolutely beautiful.
In Pananma our ship did not enter the canal but they offered a tour that took us by bus to a ferry and then rode the ferry thru the canal to the Pacific. Becaude the ferries have to wit for any large ships before the locks can be closed and emptied it took much longer than the planned time and we ended up leaving 3 hours later than planned.
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014