Thanks for the recommendation. That's the tour that we're now leaning towards. We're so use to doing excursions on our own, but have heard that Panama is a place that you want to have an excursion booked thru the ship. I also read one review on the website that stated that you will not be permitted to get off the ship if you don't have an excursion booked. I have never heard of this in any other port.... any feedback??? Anyone???