Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Caribbean & Panama Canal
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 17th, 2004, 10:23 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 19
Default Panama Canal

Has anyone taken the 11 day cruise on the Summit? I heard you do not go through the locks. What tours would you go on there and in Costa Rica? Thanks for any info.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 20th, 2004, 01:28 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 18
Default Re: Panama Canal

Sailing Feb/05 on the Summit (11days) and would also be interested in similar info regarding tours in Panama and Costa Rica. What about the zip lines in Costa Rica?
Anyone out there brave enough to book this tour independently?....and how did it go?

Look forward to any info!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 20th, 2004, 01:55 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,988
Default Re: Panama Canal

I would do (and did) the all day bus tour in Panama. Here is why. Are you going back?
If no then you will want to see as much as possible and this is the way.
You will go across the isthmus to Panama City. There you will see the ruins of colonial Panama City, the Old City , the new modern city. You will stop at the Church of the golden alter, the opera house, and Balboa monument. Lunch is at a restaurant in the former Canal Zone and before or after you go to an area containing local souvenir stands (also in the former canal zone). You stop for a tour of Mira Flores locks and most of the time get to see a ship or two going through,. You get to see it right up close and it is facinating. The tour is long, but you see a whole lot of the new and old country and the canal. More on this tour than any other.
In Costa Rica if you want to see the natural countryside and all of that go on the Torteguero Canal tour. You will see plants, flowers, trees, cranes , flamingos, herons, turkey vultures, monkeys, sloths, goats , and the highlight will be crocadiles , lots of crocadiles. Scenery beautiful, boats and buses and tour guides are first class.
Have a nice time.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 20th, 2004, 02:35 PM
kelly0504
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Panama Canal

Just enjoyed reading about Panama, I lived there for a year and we used to go and watch the cruise ships go through the canal. Enjoy Panama, there a lot of very beautiful places there to see (and a number of not so beautiful places).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Panama Canal 4-17-04 beyea Norwegian Cruise Lines 0 March 15th, 2004 11:01 AM
Panama Canal, how much canal? mperrea Caribbean & Panama Canal 7 November 29th, 2003 06:19 PM
Panama Canal carly Celebrity 3 October 21st, 2003 08:00 PM
Panama Canal Priscilla Kahn Ask CruiseMates Staff 6 October 26th, 2002 06:34 PM
Panama Canal Guy Elliott Caribbean & Panama Canal 3 July 24th, 2001 10:49 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:06 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1