Gerry Barker’s Experience on the Panama Canal

image courtesy of Gerry Barker

  PANAMA CANAL_Here we are, floating quietly outside the entrance to the Panama Canal, along with dozens of cargo ships, all of us waiting our turn. Carnival Miracle is among the first cruise ships to make the transit as the 2019-2020 season starts; it was reported Island Princess was the first, a day or two before us, headed for Ft. Lauderdale. Ranked as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, it will take us the …

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Carnival Corporation’s Brands Lead Cruise Industry with Sailings to Panama Canal

Carnival Cruise Line

MIAMI (June 12, 2019) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, has established its position as the leader in Panama Canal cruises, with more ships sailing to and through one of the world’s greatest marvels than any other cruise provider. Six of Carnival Corporation’s global cruise line brands will sail partially or completely through the Panama Canal during its upcoming peak season, which will run from fall 2019 through spring 2020. …

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5 Fantastic Reasons to Take a Panama Canal/Central America Cruise

Thinking of taking a Panama Canal/Central America cruise? There are definitely at least 5 great reasons, including an engineering marvel, rainforests, Belize and private islands… and more! Panama Canal/Central America Cruise Experience the wonder of modern engineering as you float through the famous series of locks of the Panama Canal. A Panama Canal cruise explores the historical and international significance of the canal and incorporates the Costa Rican rainforests and ancient cities like Cartagena. A Central America …

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Princess Cruises announces 2015-2016 Americas sailings

Princess Cruises announced its 2015-2016 Americas cruise itineraries including Caribbean, Canada and New England, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaiian Islands and West Coast cruises. The array of cruise vacations departing from U.S. ports range from three to 28 days and go on sale May 13. In total, 12 ships will sail on more than 230 departures on 48 itineraries to 86 destinations. Guests will have the opportunity to sail on Princess’ two newest cruise ships to the Caribbean …

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Cristobal, Panama has a worldwide mystique.

Cristobal, Panama has a worldwide mystique. Many of my fellow passengers, heeding the call to visit the Panama Canal’s Gatun Locks climbed off MSC Poesia early this morning to get up close and personal with the Canal. I personally spoke to at least a dozen guests who purposely booked this MSC Poesia cruise in order to see the Canal. Cristobal and Colon were named for Christopher Columbus. Cristobal was created in 1914 as a port of entry …

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Cruise the original Panama Canal with Crystal before its expansion

Not many technological marvels are still operating just as they were almost 100 years ago. Detroit and the auto industry have certainly come full circle since the inception of the assembly line in 1914. The Panama Canal, however, continues to serve as a vital link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans just as it was when it transited the first ship in 1914. Crystal Symphony will be among the last luxury cruise ships to pass through the …

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