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It was during the 16th century, that the first proposition to link the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans was offered. However, it was not until 1881 that the construction of the Panama Canal began. The French builder of the Suez Canal, Count Ferdinand de Lesseps, decided to take the head of the operations. Defeated, after over 10 years of efforts, he abandoned the project due to tough conditions and high expenses. The United States of America took on the challenge in 1904 completing the canal in 1914, resulting in one of the world’s greatest engineering projects.
The Panamal Canal leads into the truly fascinating Gatún Lake, where lush scenery will make you forget the environment is manmade. The lake has vast biodiversity. It is home to over 100 species of mammals and reptiles. You will also see some of the 500 bird species that live in this beautiful region.
How to make the most of your partial transit through the Panama Canal:
You will want to get up early! The sooner you can pull yourself out of bed, the better the spot you will find to watch the ship enter the famous “Big Ditch” and enjoy a beautiful sunrise.
Speaking about sun, remember your allies: sunscreen and a good hat! How about a Panama hat? If you don’t have one of the delightful hand woven treasures be sure to pick up one or two. They will make great Holiday gifts.
And finally, the best place to get the best view of the locks and scenery is to be on the ship’s bow. So go on up and share this unique experience with your newfound friends on deck!
Craig Travel’s fully inclusive group prices make your booking process easy with all of your gratuities, port taxes, fees as well as transfers if booking air-inclusive. So join us on a Sunfarer Panama Canal Cruise October 30, 2019 aboard Holland America Line’s gracious and comfortable ms Zuiderdam. Contact Craig Travel 1-800-387-8890 for more information and to book.
Photo courtesy of Jon Gurr”