While approaching the canal from the Atlantic to travel through 7.2 km of channel dredging. His ship comes a little more then 11 km to the west, just before reaching the Gatun Locks. Transatlantic huge rise, like toys, 85 feet by three sets of locks at the level of Gatun Lake. The lake is a result of damming the Chagres River and the fall of the Continental Divide.
This, combined with the Gaillard Cut was a feat equal to dig a trench 10 feet deep by 55 feet wide from New York to California. Passing through Gatun Lake to the mouth of the Gaillard Cut and the channel of 13 km, we reach the Pedro Miguel lock, which has a fall of 31 feet. This block borders Miraflores Lake, about 55 feet above the Pacific. Its ship continues for about 2 miles up the lake and reaches two Miraflores Miraflores Locks. These locks to reduce the vessel to the Pacific tide levels.
Leaving Miraflores Locks continues Balboa 4 kilometers in the Gulf of Panama. From the deck of your ship or your private balcony, I miss you open locks as each other. The locks are double to allow a ship that was raised, while another is down. The chambers of the locks of the Panama Canal over 1,000 feet long and 110 feet wide. The transit time through the channel is usually seven to eight hours. As a counterpoint, is the natural wonder that surrounds a man, lush virgin tropical forest, impenetrable and inviolable, except for the channel. Imagine watching the sunrise in the Atlantic and located in the Pacific. Visit Mayan ruins and colonial cities. You can see the divers fall dizzy heights or walking in a cloud forest where hummingbirds dart in greater numbers than crows a l had a great cruise sales agency in Canada and only his wife has 25 years experience working for major cruise lines. Their website is offering advice and tips for those looking to create memorable cruise vacations. Shore excursions and land tour information is also provided. Cruise, hotel, car rental and vacation reservations online adventures.