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Gatun Locks

Colon, Panama
+507 841-9360
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place; peaceful environment. Great to enjoy with family en friend for a get away. Must come

Thank Eliana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such and incredible thing to see. While in Panama, you must stop by and watch the locks in action. Incredible experience.

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A great feat of engineering cruising through the Gatun Locks. We chose to stay on the ship so as to cruise both ways through the Panama Canal

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We went with NCL on a 17 day cruise out of Miami to Seattle. We were delighted to go through all the original locks and spent all day going through all 3 from the Caribbean to the Pacific. The history and learning about this passage...More

Thank patriciae648
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Chose to do a private tour rather than the one offered by the cruise ship we were on. The cruise ship's tour was £129, we paid $15 each and 6 of us shared a private bus. The driver was very knowledgeable and didn't rush us...More

1  Thank Rhona61
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Came thru the Gatun Locks on the Norwegian Pearl. Just incredible to see the canal hear the history from the historian on board and how the ships are brought thru the locks.

1  Thank Lee L
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Roberto at Robtad's made our dream come true - an amazing tour and he got us access to the PC Control Room!

Thank V7472WTjanec
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Panama Canal is truly amazing. The history of the construction of the canal more than 100 years ago is one of sacrifice, hard labor, truly amazing engineering and gr eat foresight. We were on the Coral Princess and made a partial transit through the...More

1  Thank geotech522
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have cruised through the locks before on one of our world cruises but this time the ship stopped to let people off who were booked on trips. The first part of our trip was the Gatun Locks. We were so excited...More

1  Thank spytraveller
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The Locks, both old and new, are an amazing site to see. We have been to both the old and new locks and seen ships pass through both. It is extremely fascinating to see.

Thank Beck_and_Jai
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While people are going on excursions, can you stay on the ship? Is the ship moving or docked for part of that time?
4 June 2017|
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Response from Kirsten M | Reviewed this property |
For sure you can remain a n the boat when in port! Although there are a few ports where you are tendered in by boat as the ship is "anchored" in the bay
Visiting the Panama Canal is also a "bucket list" item for us. We're scheduled to go on the Celebrity cruise the first week of May and I noted they just added a full day "ferry ride" excursion. I'm thinking it's the same as yours. While you are transiting, is there commentary on the history, what you are viewing, etc.? I'm concerned it's just "sitting" on the ferry without any lecture/insights. Your feedback is most welcome as I'm a bit of a geek on this subject. Thanks!!
23 March 2017|
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Response from Jackie G | Reviewed this property |
Hi We did a half day there as we did a different tour in the morning so yes the guide talked about it but we didn't transit through we went the visitor centre which was brilliant and informative and were given a talk and a... More
Bob T
Hi, who is the tour provider for the Gatun Locks? Thank you!
16 March 2017|
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Response from spytraveller | Reviewed this property |
Firstly the situation may vary from cruise ship lines so always ask your cruise line directly or your travel agent to ask. I have travelled with P and O cruises and they organise their own tours so I cannot comment on any... More