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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.
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Gatun Lakee, Panama City, Panama
+507 272-3165
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We were on a smaller cruise ship that transited the entire Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The locks are amazing to see operate and to marvel at the incredible engineering of more than a century ago. The lake between the locks is also beautiful.
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Passage through the Canal did not disappoint! We made the journey near the end of a 14-day sailing on the tall ship, Royal Clipper. It was an amazing experience, particularly since we had read a great deal about this incredible engineering triumph prior to the trip. Seeing
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I could’ve spent hours watching the ships go through the locks. It’s amazing how fast the water makes these huge ships rise up. It takes about 10 minutes. From the Miraflores locks you can see the expanded locks as well. The museum is small but has some very worthwhile
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We were on a cruise through the canal. Just amazing going through the locks. Great experience watching the ships going through the locks
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Too busy! There were hundreds of people crowding up to the deck to see the ship go through, so you have to be patient, but it is very educational.
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