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Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete…

Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama…

by Anne Vipond

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0969799187, Paperback)

One of the greatest engineering feats ever, the Panama Canal is becoming one of the world's most popular cruise itineraries. Ports of call span the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera, but the highlight of the cruise is the eight-hour transit of the Canal in which six massive locks raise and lower the ship 85 feet. Read about the monumental construction of the Canal as well as the history, culture, flora and fauna of this tropical region. Detail provided on popular ports, from Florida to California.

Over 400 maps and photos most in color. Includes giant color fold out map of Panama Canal.

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One of the greatest peacetime epics of human endeavor, the creation of the Panama Canal captured, for decades, the world's imagination. Now a major cruise destination, the Canal was the 'moon launch' of its day, plunging France into near financial and political ruin before becoming the crowning achievement of America under President Theodore Roosevelt, ushering in an era of global trade and prosperity. All Panama Canal itineraries are included from Florida to the Mexican Riviera with port maps showing how to get from your ship to all the shore attractions with detail on getting around independantly or by ship tours. Several maps show each part of the transit of Panama Canal and with detail and photos of each lock.… (more)

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