If you are on a Panama Canal cruise but not going all the way through the canal, this tour is a must. If you only take one ship tour, this is it! The train is totally renovated, each car will have its own guide with a microphone narrating about the history, sights, flora and fauna along the way. We stopped at Miraflores, boarded modern motor coaches and had a great explanation by a Panamian guide at the Locks. Then we traveled onto Balboa Yacht club and a close view of the Bridge of the America's. Our bus continued through the various towns once owned or controlled by the US government and stopped for many photo opportunities along the way including the Panama City Bay. It was well worth the price. You don't need to take the dome car.