Cruise from New York to PanamaTake a cruise on the open sea down the east coast of America to the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal. Witness first-hand the incredible feat of the engineering and journey of the Panama Canal. Sail through the Canal on an ocean liner and experience the skill of navigation to pass through the locks and passages as the water level rises and falls. Leave from New York and start your journey south.
Ports of Call to Panama from New York include Fort Lauderdale, Costa Rica, Aruba and CuracaoFort Lauderdale is located on the southern end of the peninsula on the eastern Gold Coast of Florida. There are 23 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, some
Quick Trivia Brush-Up on the Panama CanalPanama Canal was officially opened by the passing of the ship, SS Ancon on August 15, 1914. At that time, no single effort in American history had cost such a price in dollars or in human life. The United States spent $352,000,000 from 1904 to 1914 on the canal, which was more than any amount spent up to that date on any other venture. The French and American cost totaled $639,000,000. It took 34 years from the initial effort. The Panama City Skyline in 1880 to actually open the Canal in 1914. Some 80,000 persons took part in the construction and more than 30,000 lost their lives during this venture. The Panama Canal opens passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.
Cruise from New York to Panama on the Holland American RotterdamThe Rotterdam, a truly luxury ocean liner, is 780 feet in length, cruises with a maximum speed of 25 knots, has a capacity of 1,316, 5 passenger decks, 2 swimming pools, 12 elevators, 4 restaurants and features non-smoking dining. The Rotterdam features state-of-the-art facilities of a full-service spa, health and fitness center, sauna, juice bar, internet center, atrium and 5-star international cuisine.
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