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Panama Canal and Central America Cruises and Ports of Call

Library of links on Panama Canal and Central America Cruises and Ports of Call

Panama Cruise Map
Map of the Central American country of Panama

Panama Canal
Photo tour of a Panama Canal transit from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean. This 14-page article takes the reader on a detailed voyage through the Panama Canal.

Panama Canal - Three Types of Panama Canal Cruises

Holland America Veendam - Panama Canal Cruise Log

Grand Circle Cruise Line - Panama Canal Cruise and Land Tour

A Day in Panama City with Grand Circle Cruise Line

Panama Canal Cruise Pictures
Panama Canal cruise pictures, including photos of the Panama Canal locks and Gatun Lake

Panama Cruises Photo Album
A collection of photos taken by the About Cruises Guide while in Panama.

Gamboa Rainforest Resort Panama

Panama Ancon Valley

Panama Taboga Island

Isle of Taboga - Day Trip from Panama City, Panama
If you have a day in Panama City, Panama and want something fun and cheap to do, take the ferry to the nearby island of Taboga.

Panama San Lorenzo National Park
Photos of Fort San Lorenzo, which is located on the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Chagres River.

Embera Village Panama
Story of a day at an Embera Village in Panama while on a Grand Circle Cruise Line land tour/cruise

Panama - San Blas Islands - Home of the Kuna of Panama
The San Blas Islands of Panama, located in the Caribbean, are home to the Kuna (Cuna) Indians. Adventurous travelers can stay in one of the ecotourism lodges in the San Blas. I stayed at Dolphin Lodge on Uaguitupu (also spelled Uaguitupo), and it was an unforgettable experience.

Transiting the Panama Canal on a Freighter
I was fortunate enough to transit this engineering marvel on a Turkish coal freighter.  Read about my trip on this link.

Panama Travel Guide
Panama is so much more than the famous Panama canal. Here's an overview all about Panama travel.

Cruise Reviews - Panama Canal
Cruise reviews of Panama Canal cruises from visitors to About Cruises.

Cuna Indians, San Blas Islands
Photo gallery of molas and pictures of Cuna Indians and Panama.

Live Camera of the Panama Canal
Video camera of the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal.  Video changes every few seconds.  You can watch ships move through the locks via the Internet.

Lonely Planet--Destination Panama
Excellent, well written site.  All types of tourist information and facts about the country of Panama.  Also includes travelers' reports.

Maps of Panama
The maps on this site offer detailed information relating to Panama and some of its most popular tourist areas. Good maps of such areas as Taboga Island and El Valle de Anton.

Panama Canal Authority
Official Web site of the Panama Canal Authority, the Panamanian governmental entity that has controlled the Canal since December 31, 1999.  All sorts of interesting facts about the Canal and some good pictures.

Panama--Consular Information Sheet
U.S. Department of State site.  All the information the government thinks you need before traveling to this developing country.  Entry requirements, safety issues, road conditions, medical information, addresses and phone numbers, etc.

Panama Ecotourism
Much of this site is devoted to the ecotourism efforts underway in Panama.

Lots of good basic information for tourists cruising to Panama.  General information, attractions, and hotels, plus a bulletin board and chat room.

Panama's Travel Net
TravelNet site provides good general information about Panama and several links to the different tourism areas.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
This unit of the Smithsonian Institute is headquartered in Panama, and is responsible for research on the ecology, behavior, and evolution of tropical organisms.  Several locations in Panama, some of which are open to tourists.

San Blas Archipelago - Sherry Thorup
Good map of Panama showing the San Blas Islands.

San Blas de Cuna Islands
Great pictures of molas on this site. Also includes an interesting ethnographic profile of the Cuna Indians.

Taboga - The Panama Canal Review
History of the picturesque island of Taboga. For such a small island, it has had a lot happen there in the last 450 years.

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