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The canal is there to cut across from the Pacific to the Atlantic, or from Colón to Panama City. History and facts are on another blog here. It saves going the long way round either South America, or the far North and Canada. The canal and railroad were accelerated by the gold rush, they are now cruise ship features....
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We traveled there on the Black Watch about ten years ago.Panama City can be a day trip from Colón, or the gateway to the Pacific. The city was founded on August 15, 1519, by Pedro Arias de Ávila, and became a busy transit city and port. It sits at the end of the Panama Canal, between the Pacific Ocean and...
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Charming, narrow cobbled streets, balconies overflowing with blooming bougainvillea, Spanish influenced brightly painted facades and pastel-coloured buildings lining the elegant plazas plus a host interesting colonial buildings lead you to the fantastic cathedral and palace that dominate the city. These are just a few reasons why Cartagena is one of Latin America's most photogenic cities. The Cartagena City Tour, is great...
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The port of Cristobal, Colón is the Caribbean port nearest to the eastern entrance of the Panama Canal. It is on the north coast of Panama and about 50 miles from Panama City, which sits in Panama Bay on the Pacific coast. Colón and Panama City are the two ends of the route that includes the Panama Canal. There...
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This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? First - if you are worried that you take the plunge and find cruising is not for you, there's a money back guarantee at both SAGA and FRED. OLSEN. Cruising is that easy, it stays that easy - but learn the ropes. The ropes hold the ship in dock! This blog is full of links to...
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What a diverse area the Caribbean Season covers, from Florida down to the Amazon, the stranded mid ocean islands like the Azores and Bermuda, to the main land of Mexico and here, Costa Rica. Puerto Limón cruise port is also often a stop before going through the Panama Canal. There are no prizes for guessing how Limón got its...
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Whether you are on a long cruise or a short cruise a huge part of the holiday is the ability to dress up. If you are going on your first cruise we have tips inc dress code here. Whether evening or cocktail dress, smart casual or open neck shirt there might just be a need to run a iron...
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Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure. Caribbean Cruises Youtube playlist of destinations - click here of the picture to go to the You Tube PlaylistCHAT GROUP - Caribbean Cruise Community & Chat on Facebook - If you love the Caribbean then join the community and share here. Ask, or answer other people's...
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A few notes about Tortola, whilst it is said by some to have the best beaches in the Caribbean there are no public busses. Taxis are generally expensive and it could be cheaper to rent a car and share if you plan to explore the island. We have found no free wifi unless with a purchase, that included in...
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Jean takes the Bus Tour / Excursion for Doris Visits.  -  Tortola has re-opened, as has it's award winning Pier Park, but in the car park still lie the wrecks of tossed and turned cars and trucks and there is still at least one ship awkwardly banked on the beach where it does not belong. But the famous Island...
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