We will be taking our Panama canal cruise in Oct. and we are trying to choose our shore excursions. I was wondering if you have taken any of the tours for Colon/Panama canal if you would share your opinion on the tour. We are thinking about either the Atlantic to Pacific railway journey, ocean to ocean journey through the canal or the rain forest aerial tram.
We did the helicopter tour over the area and it was fabulous. We got to see the canal, rivers, jungles, a Native American settlement, a sunken ship, etc. I highly recommend this tour if it is available on your ship.
as long as you are on your ship when you pass thru Gatung then i think that either of those tours or the helicopter tour sounds wonderful. Being on the ship when it goes thru the locks is the whole point of doing a canal cruise imo.