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wooddon 07-28-2011 09:32 AM

Colon, Panama port.
 
Hi, we are stopping at this port in February and was wondering is there things to see at the port or not? What is the best things to look at near the port.
Thanks.

Dave 07-31-2011 12:56 PM

The port facility itself is modern and there are the usual shops and cafes located within the port area. This was what I considered a safe place when we were there a few years ago. The area outside of the port was another story. We were on a tour and once our bus left the port things looked quite seedy.

Nadine 07-31-2011 06:50 PM

We took the train ride across Panama to Panama City. It was a nice ride and very interesting. If I remember right, they served us a box lunch, too.

The only downfall is that we didn't get to experience the locks. Otherwise, it was a nice excursion that we booked on the ship.

Dave is right about the port. Shopping and food are available.

Nadine

wooddon 08-02-2011 06:46 PM

Thanks for all of your response. We wanted to go on the train ride, but Celebrity does not list it as one of the ship tours. It use to be lited, but it's gone now.

Cruise Fanatic 08-02-2011 07:29 PM

Wooddon,
I would still check once you get on the ship. I believe they hold a certain amount for selling on the ship.

wooddon 08-02-2011 08:00 PM

OK, thanks for the info. We will wait till we get on the ship to see if its available.

billybuzzy 08-11-2011 07:22 PM

wooddon.....Dave is quite right about the Port of Colon.....Once You leave the pier area it is a seedy town. Stick with the cruiseline tours. Any tour which offers a chance to do at least a partial transit of the canal is well worth the expense...usually lunch is included...it is a full day outing!!

BillyBuzzy

somans 08-27-2011 04:19 PM

Locks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 289586)
The port facility itself is modern and there are the usual shops and cafes located within the port area. This was what I considered a safe place when we were there a few years ago. The area outside of the port was another story. We were on a tour and once our bus left the port things looked quite seedy.


Where and how can I get the trip to the locks? how much it cost?

Dave 08-27-2011 05:30 PM

Book it with your cruise line. For Panama that is probably the best way. Prices vary based on the tour. Some do more than just visit the locks.

ebtrinity 01-22-2012 02:23 PM

Colon, Panama port
 
Ditto on this port - it's such a lovely spot; however our experience was it is not safe at all!! It was Easter Sunday, and we thought that we would go to church to light a candle - we were not out a block and 2 police officers warned us of the area; we had an escort 'on bicycle' who followed us as we toured.

I would suggest as everyone else has is do a guided tour or better yet save your money and enjoy the ship.

Above all - enjoy your holiday.
Cheers,

Eb


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