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canal partial or full transit?

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canal partial or full transit?

I am booking a cruise through the panama canal and was wondering if I will be missing out if I book the cruise that only does the partial transit of the locks. Fort lauderdale to ft Lauderdale?

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1. Re: canal partial or full transit?

You might get a better idea from people on Cruise Critic...

I always recommend the Partial Transit for folks visiting Panama City but that's a lot different from being on a cruise ship and doing a full transit.

Be sure you have a good shore stay so you can see some of Panama.



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2. Re: canal partial or full transit?

Just out of curiosity, what does the cruise ship do, enter the Panama Canal and come half way and turn around? or do you disembark and take a partial transit tour on a tour boat. You are booking a "cruise through the Panama Canal" but there is choice of a partial transit. I can't get my head around that. I do know that a full Canal Transit on a cruise ship takes a very long time (It is one way traffic for 12 hours at a time). It can be very hot and unpleasant, and many people head inside for air conditioned comfort.

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