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Old October 1st, 2006, 01:45 AM
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I am wondering if anyone has gone on the panama canal tour? I hear it is almost 200 per person and know I want to go on it along with my husband. I hear it is a long excursion and am hoping I enjoy it myself and do not get bored. What do you do for 7ish hours??? Will a 17 year old girl enjoy the tour? Any experience with this tour is greatly appreciated!!
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If you're already bringing your daughter on a cruise to the Panama Canal, I'd certainly include her with your tour, even if it is costly.

The Canal is amazing to see... one of the "wonders of the world". If nothing else it would be a very educational experience for her.
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Oh she would just love that (NOT) if I told her it was educational. ... More the reason to bring her! You are right.
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My wife and I went on a two week Panama Canal Cruise (Carnival Spirit) back in October 2001. Soon after we left San Diego, Ca, Carnival played a Discovery-like show that we watched several time in our stateroom on the history of the making of the Panama Canal. This made it even more interesting for us. My wife prefered to stay on the balcony and listen to the Harbor Pilot while I took photos and video on front and back of the ship. It was amazing and we both will do this cruise again but would like to start somewhere on the east coast. As for your 17 y.o., if she loves history, she should enjoy this cruise.
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When are you going? We are going in April woth our 17 year old and are thinking seriously about that same tour. Could you let me know how it is if you go? I can send you my email address. Thanks.
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I would think a 17 year old would be bored stiff, unless they are really into history. The canal is pretty, but the locks are just like any other locks. 7 hours is a long time to listen to a teenager who is not happy.

Since I wasn't really interested in the locks and how they work (I live in Michigan, seen the Soo Locks many times), I chose to take the train trip along side the canal and through the jungle. If you like old steam engines, this is a great trip.
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The train is our other option. We'll see as we get closer how we want to spend the day there. Either way we chose this itinerary because it was different from the others we've taken. I love to see new places and the eighth day was a definite added plus!
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I agree! An extra sea day before coming home to reality!!
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