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Old 03-10-2005, 02:21 PM
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I will be leaving in a few days for a full transit Panama Canal cruise. Does anyone have any suggestions for a "must do" at this port?

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Old 03-15-2006, 08:52 AM
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Hi Nancy

I to am going full transit though the Panama Canal. I was just wondering what did you do at this port? Also what other ports did you visit?
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:31 AM
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We went to the top of the Poas(sp?)volcano. Great views from comfortable bus. Route to mountain takes you into and through a couple of the larger towns and you get some appreciation of what CR is all about. Tour also included a typical Cost Rican lunch (Chicken, Beans, and of course rice)and stops at touristy gift shops. Volcano was great(but required a walk uphill for about 1/2 mile), tour guide was great, lunch was OK, tourist traps were actually OK - clean and not pushy.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:55 AM
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Hi, we did the Tortuga island cruise and loved it. It's a catamaran that takes you to a small island with a great beach. Here is a link to there site.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:48 PM
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When I did my Panama Canal cruise I signed up for a tour there and was warned: we often have to cancel tours here depending on the weather. I guess it rains a lot. They did cancel two of the tours three days out then the night before we got there Royal Caribbean cancelled every tour!

We were there on a bright sunny day but I guess it had rained a lot for the couple of weeks before we arrived. I hope you find something that appeals to you but don't get yourself all set to do it to the point you will be sad if it doesn't happen.

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