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Cruise from New York to Panama

Written by Julie Greiner
Take 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 Curacao

Fort 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
3,000 restaurants, water-skiing, bicyclist paths, 300 miles of navigable inland waterways. Port Everglades, located near Fort Lauderdale, is the world's premier cruise port with more home-ported ships and cruise lines than any other port in the world. Costa Rica is a small tropical country which lies between two oceans and is known as the oasis of peace. Located in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua, with ports in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Native craftsmanship is found in a wide variety of colorful items in Costa Rica and typical traditions feature pre-columbian objects, wood and clay sculptures, pottery, leather goods, jewelry and wickerwork. Aruba, the vacationer's paradise, is located fifteen miles off the coast of Venezuela. New York Panama Canal CruisesAruba has seven miles of fringed, white sandy beaches and aqua colored calm waters. Honeymooners, sun worshippers, snorkelers, sailors and weekend gamblers have found their way to Aruba. Willemstad, Curacao is known for its Dutch gingerbread houses, superb shopping, excellent restaurants and casinos. Colon, Panama is the second largest city in Panama and located at the Caribbean end of the Panama Canal. Colon was made a free trade zone in 1953 and is the second largest duty-free port in the world. The port of call Half Moon Cay is a private island in the Bahamas owned by Holland
America. This is a beautiful private tropical island in the Bahamas and is usually a full day stop on most Holland America's eastern Caribbean cruises.

Quick Trivia Brush-Up on the Panama Canal

Panama 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 New York Panama Canal Cruises80,000 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 Rotterdam

The 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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