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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise

  • Panama Canal partial sightseeing cruise
  • Enjoy the opportunity to cruise down the Panama Canal
  • Travel through the famous Miraflores Locks
Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise
From US$145.00
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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise
From US$145.00
Take a partial transit cruise on the Panama Canal and journey through the Miraflores Locks. Marvel at this incredible feat of engineering as your ship is raised up to 54 feet (16 meters), enabling Pedro Miguel's lake to fill the chambers where the vessel is locked. With this 6-hour day trip, you’ll see Panama City sights and travel along Amador Causeway during the drive from your hotel.
What to Expect
This partial transit cruise through the Miraflores Locks takes you into one of three lock systems used along the Panama Canal — an experience not to be missed! The canal’s construction is considered one of the largest and most challenging engineering projects ever undertaken before it was opened in 1914, enabling efficient passage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

After hotel pickup in the morning, you’ll travel toward La Playita pier on an approximate 1.5-hour drive through Panama City. Journey along the Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), a man-made network of four small islands near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. Enjoy breathtaking views of the canal and Panama City skyline before boarding your vessel.

Cruise for approximately 60 minutes along the Panama Canal until reaching the Miraflores Locks. Depending on the number of boats present on your date of travel, you'll most likely have to wait a short while before it’s your ship’s turn inside the locks, but the scene before you is worth it. Enjoy great photo ops as you watch vessels traveling through Miraflores.

You’ll be amazed as your ship is raised up to 54 feet in a two-step process while water from the lake fills the lock’s chambers. Once the process is finished, continue cruising to the Pedro Miguel Locks before arriving at the Gamboa pier.

Here, disembark to re-board the coach for the return transfer to your Panama City hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Reviews (235)
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Reviewed 2 October 2018
An Amazing experience

Took Panama Canal partial transit sightseeing cruise with Princes cruises with my fiance’ It was a perfect vacation experience. Views of the Panama Canal were amazing. Entire experience was so breathtaking. Princess cruises did a wonderful job. We had a balcony suite. Will definitely look...More

1  Thank lordshelpdoc
Reviewed 26 August 2018
A must-see but it's a long day

Many of the complaints are related to the waiting time which not a fault of the tour operator. It's just the nature of the tour. They can do better, however, in the following areas. The voucher provides an e-mail address to arrange a pick-up time...More

Thank Dick613
Reviewed 19 May 2018
So much information and great boat

This was a tourist thing, but so well done. Glad we were on a boat with shade and multiple decks. A great historian who was patient with our questions. The tour ends bef ore Kaje Gatun. We saw that lake on an Eco tour the...More

3  Thank Lora L
Reviewed 13 May 2018
Trip on the Panama Canal on the Princess Pearl cruise ship

Visited Gamboa and the old Canal Zone before boarding the Princess Pearl cruise ship. We spent about five hours on the boat passing through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks. Quite an experience. I was very impressed with the Centennial Bridge. The Canal runs approximately...More

2  Thank Abrumar
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Visiting the Panama Canal

We were picked up at 0600 which was not our favorite time while on vacation. This huge bus picked us up and and we picked up other psgrs along the way which gave us another opportunity to see the city. We transferred over to the...More

4  Thank travelqueen2017
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15 June 2018|
Response from marcelMP |
yes it is called the partial canal transit southbound ; you can reserve it via ancon It takes half a day .. but is expensive
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