A must-see for every cruise traveler

Considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments and a must-see for every world traveler.

It was completed in 1914 through the efforts of over 80,000 workers and was one of the most difficult and largest engineering projects every undertaken. Once finished, the Panama Canal enabled ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in half the time it previously required, and now the 48-mile canal sees over 14,000 ships pass every year.

The journey cuts through Isthmus of Panama and takes about nine hours, as ships are lifted and lowered a total of approximately 170 feet through its three locks.

Experience a 360° view of the Panama Canal.

See what it's like to sail through this modern marvel with our immersive video and explore the vibrant culture of Panama. While the video is playing, click and drag within the window to view this unique sailing in 360 degrees.

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A Decade in the making

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A Decade in the making

A Decade in the making

Work first began on the canal in 1881, but had to stop because of engineering problems. The United States took over the project in 1904, with construction taking a decade to complete. The Canal officially opened on August 15, 1914. It takes between eight and ten hours to traverse.

Economic Boom

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Economic Boom

Economic Boom

Between 13,000-14,000 vessels use the canal every year, resulting in nearly $1.8 billion in toll fees collected annually. In total, the canal cost close to $370,000,000 to complete and required tens of thousands of workers. It’s estimated that nearly 25,000 workers died during construction.

Modern world wonder

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Modern world wonder

Modern world wonder

The Panama Canal is 48 miles long and 110 feet wide, linking the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the canal is considered a modern wonder of the world.

Panama Canal, Panama At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 9°3'26.65"N 79°39'28.55"W
Country Code: +507

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