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Expansion locks mark 4000th transit

New locks mark transit #4,000

Norwegian Adding More Panama Canal Cruises

Norwegian Adding More Panama Canal Cruises

Panama Canal Revising Rules to Ready for Expanding LNG Traffic

Panama Canal Revising Rules to Ready for Expanding LNG Traffic

$1.42 billion fourth bridge contract signed

$1.42 billion fourth bridge contract signed

Oil and water shape Panama Canal’s future

Oil and water shape Panama Canal’s future

3,745 ships transit new Canal locks in two years

3,745 ships transit new Canal locks in two years

5000 passenger cruise ship transits Canal

5000 passenger cruise ship transits canal

Tight squeeze!

Tight squeeze! Cruise ship Norwegian Bliss becomes largest-ever passenger vessel to set sail through the Panama Canal

“Awesome” canal engineer carries torch for young women

“Awesome” canal engineer carries torch for young women

Panama Canal Adds Eighth Daily Booking Slot for New Neopanamax Locks

Panama Canal Adds Eighth Daily Booking Slot for New Neopanamax Locks

Four things you should know about the Panama Canal’s turbulent past

Four things you should know about the Panama Canal’s turbulent past

The Panama Canal’s forgotten casualties

The Panama Canal’s forgotten casualties

New Canal benchmark

New canal benchmark:  3 LNG Tankers cross on same day

Tug dispute slows new canal locks transit

Tug dispute slows new canal locks transit

Boom in Panama cruise ship arrivals

Boom in Panama cruise ship arrivals

Panama Canal traffic upswing continues

Panama Canal traffic upswing continues

Panama Canal Working to Increase LNG Vessel Capacity as Demand Grows

Panama Canal Working to Increase LNG Vessel Capacity as Demand Grows

A Debate for History

Article from the National Review  about when Reagan and William F. Buckley Jr. sparred over the Panama Canal  

Amador anchorage getting busier with cruise ships

Amador awash with cruise ships

First neopanamax cruise ship enters Canal

First neopanamax cruise ship enters canal

Lowest rainfall in 103 years threatens Canal

Lowest rainfall in 103 years threatens Canal

New Amador cruise ship terminal operational in two years

Amador cruise terminal  in two years

235 cruise ships scheduled to transit the Canal 2017/18

235 cruise ships to transit Canal

Panama Canal container transit record

Panama Canal container transit record

Panama Canal wins back traffic lost to Suez Canal

Panama Canal wins back traffic lost to Suez Canal

Canal Pilots trying to discourage yachts from transiting…..?

This post was recently on the facebook page of Panama Cruisers so we are not entirely certain where the information came from, but, if true, it seems the ACP is moving  towards discouraging yachts from making the transit: “Information received… Continue Reading →

Panama Canal expansion traffic statistics

Panama flag registry, canal traffic expand

Documents Show Chile Foiled Nazi Plot to Attack Panama Canal

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chile-foiled-nazi-plot-attack-panama-canal-documents-show-180963836/

Fresh off its crazy Canal expansion, Panama is Central America’s new travel star

Fresh off its crazy Canal expansion, Panama is Central America’s new travel star

Panama Canal Does Some Good While Upending Historic Trade Routes

Panama Canal Does Some Good While Upending Historic Trade Routes

Panama deal likely to “finally scupper” Nicaragua canal: Chinese state media

Panama deal likely to “finally scupper” Nicaragua canal: Chinese state media

Expanded Panama Canal Operational for a Year

Expanded Panama Canal Operational for a Year

Expanded Panama Canal Marks One Year Since Opening

Expanded Panama Canal Marks One Year Since Opening

Expanded Canal usage creates new records

Expanded Canal usage creates new records

ACP looking at adding fourth set of locks

Canal authority looking at 4th set of locks

Panama Canal transits up 7% in April

The Central American waterway saw 1,016 vessels pass through its locks for the month, a year-over-year increase of 7 percent from April 2016, according to data from the Panama Canal Authority.

The Cheapest Toll Ever Paid At the Panama Canal

Ships navigating the Panama Canal are required to pay tolls along their route. In 1928, 14 years after the canal’s opening, a man named Richard Halliburton finagled a way to navigate the channels for a great deal. Here’s how he… Continue Reading →

Visit Coiba

How a Deadly Prison Island Became a Natural Paradise

First cruise ship through new locks paid $400,000

First cruise ship through new locks paid $400,000

Ships Using the Expanded Panama Canal

Panama’s Caribbean Side

https://www.thevisitorpanama.com/2012/03/just-another-day-on-the-caribbean/

Special Tourism Taxis for Colón Port

https://www.thevisitorpanama.com/2017/03/special-tourism-taxis-for-colon-port/

1,000 Vessels Through the Expanded Panama Canal

1,000 Vessels Through the Expanded Panama Canal

1000th transit through new Panama Canal locks

Expanded Canal marks 1,000th transit

Software Upgrade for the Panama Canal

Fancy Software Brings the Panama Canal Into the 21st Century

Boat Trip on the Panama Canal

While a transit through the Panama Canal on a cruise ship is a fantastic experience, it can be even better to enjoy the Canal on a smaller ship or boat. Cruise lines will offer several versions of small boat trips… Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo Fort

The 400-year-old Spanish ruins of San Lorenzo are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, about 40 km (25 miles) west of Colón.

Visit to an Embera Indian Village

In 2015 we went to visit the Embera Drua Indian Village near Panama City. Here are some photos and information about our trip.

Taxis in Panama

Taxi drivers are notorious for charging a “Gringo tax”, making the fares much more than they should be. Some recommended drivers that speak some English and (hopefully) won’t rip you off are listed in the Panama City Guide for Cruisers… Continue Reading →

Panama City Guide for Cruisers

A notice on the board at Shelter Bay has information for all cruisers visiting Panama. It reads: Hundreds of listings for services and suppliers in Panama City and some good ones in Colon. Also Panama Sights (things to do and… Continue Reading →

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