Monday, July 30, 2012

Partial transit of the Panama Canal

Partial transit of the Panama Canal:
The Panama Canal, recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World,
will celebrate 100 years on August 15, 2014.
Before this historic day arrives you owe it to yourself to experience firsthand
the wonder of the Panama Canal transit.

Celebrate the 98th Anniversary of the Panama Canal
Alonso and Carmela Gobern
The Editors of the Panama Cyberspace News invite you to
Join their partial transit of the Panama Canal
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 9 a.m.
Departing from Flamenco Marina on Amador Causeway
Travel Route: The Pacific Ocean, Panama Bay, under the Bridge of the Americas, Panama Port Company, Miraflores Locks, Pedro Miguel Locks, Gaillard (Culebra) Cut, Canal Expansion Project, under the Centennial Bridge, Gatun Lake and Gamboa. 
This transit includes the following: lunch (does not include breakfast), water and sodas, a bilingual guide, four (4) hours on the Pacific Queen, a 300-passenger cruise liner, and a bus to bring us back from Gamboa.

Read about the Seven Wonders of the Modern World:
The Pacific Queen is a Norwegian-built cruiser, designed specifically for day tours and cruises, with a capacity for 300 passengers, measures 119 ft. in length and 25 ft. in width.
Passengers will enjoy the following:  Two (2) spacious, enclosed decks, with air conditioning and a comfortable seating, an open-air third deck with an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy your cruise,  television monitors with Panama Canal and Panamanian folkloric documentaries, speaker system for music and narration of the tour guide, six (6) conveniently-located restrooms,  a souvenir shop complete with local handcrafts and Panama Canal souvenirs, a lounge area on the first floor with bar where food and soft drinks are served. (Liquor on sale.).  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, take your camera, dark shades, a hat/cap and an umbrella.
The Cost: Nationals and residents $80 – Tourists and visitors $115
Requirement: Cedula or Passport
Children 3-11 years of age: $50 Panamanians and $65.00 tourists (identification required)
Contact for reservations as soon as possible.

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