I'm not sure I'm the person you are thinking of. We've cruised FLL roundtrip to the Panama Canal about 4 times but we have never gotten off the ship and never done the train ride.
Three of our Panama Canal Cruises were HAL and one was Princess.
Do you remember which ship/when you think we met?
I'm glad I asked for opinions about why some people never post. Thanks for the viewpoints. I certainly understand what you are saying.