Join us on a cruise that relives the dramatic chapter in history when
two oceans were joined in an earth-moving endeavor that altered the
geography of the Americas forever. Dams stopped the rivers in their
tracks. Valleys became lakes. Mountains, islands. The Continental Divide
was reduced by a winding channel.
Such events are upstaged only by the ingenious workings of the finished
product. Come marvel as three giant locks raise, then lower your cruise
ship from one ocean to another, using no other power than the force
of gravity - and 53 million gallons of water!
Cruising highlights may include a stop in the San Blas Islands to visit
with the Cuna Indians...pre-Columbian makers of exquisite multi-layered
tapestries, or molas; and a morning exploring Costa Rica's species-rich
Golfo Dulce coast. Plus, there's the sun-drenched islands of the Caribbean,
the Mayan ruins of Guatemala, the seaside resorts of the Mexican Riviera,
and the fabulous cities of the U.S. west coast.
East of the Canal: Aruba, Bonaire, Colombia, Curacao, Grand Cayman,
Jamaica, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, San Blas Islands St. John, St. Thomas.
West of the Canal: Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica, Golfo Dulce,
Guatemala, Santa Cruz, Puerto Vallarta.