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Panama Canal Passage

Panama Canal Passage

28 Apr 2022
21 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Mexico
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£8899

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Miami to Los Angeles

Miami to Los Angeles

21 Dec 2021
21 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Caribbean

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£8069

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28
World Cruise - Miami to Barcelona

World Cruise - Miami to Barcelona

06 Jan 2023
140 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Worldwide
World Cruise - Extraordinary Discoveries | Visit 61 cities in 32 countries | Includes private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport, Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Miami with Gala Bon Voyage dinner, personal valet luggage shipping between home and ship in Miami and Barcelona, $4,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple, unlimited internet package, unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board, exclusive World Cruise events, exclusive World Cruise President's event and special World Cruise pillow gifts

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£47499

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Pacific Gems & Australia's Coral Coast

Pacific Gems & Australia's Coral Coast

06 Jan 2023
80 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
North America
World Cruise Segment | Includes $3,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple and FREE unlimited internet package. Book a Penthouse Suite or above and receive a total of $4,500 per couple FREE to spend on-board

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Pearls Of The Pacific

Pearls Of The Pacific

06 Jan 2023
59 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
North America
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£24689

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Salaverry
Sailing The Panama Canal & The Humboldt Route

Sailing The Panama Canal & The Humboldt Route

12 Oct 2022
26 nights
Seabourn Venture
Panama Canal
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£16149

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Panama & The Inca Coast

Panama & The Inca Coast

07 Nov 2021
13 nights
Seabourn Quest
Caribbean
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£4749

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Epic South America & Antarctica

Epic South America & Antarctica

06 Jan 2023
46 nights
Seabourn Quest
North America
Grand South America segment | Includes flights, private overseas transfers in Buenos Aires and a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Miami | Includes $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple and FREE unlimited internet package. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,500 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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£25089

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Holiday Caribbean & Panama Canal

Holiday Caribbean & Panama Canal

10 Dec 2021
32 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
Caribbean

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Paths To The Pacific

Paths To The Pacific

06 Jan 2023
32 nights
Seabourn Sojourn
North America
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Parintins
Grand South America - Miami to Miami

Grand South America - Miami to Miami

06 Jan 2023
79 nights
Seabourn Quest
Caribbean
Grand Cruise |Visit 37 ports in 15 countries | Includes private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport, Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Miami with Gala Bon Voyage dinner, personal valet luggage shipping between home and ship in Miami, $2,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple, unlimited internet package, unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board, exclusive World Cruise events, exclusive World Cruise President's event and special World Cruise pillow gifts

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San Juan Del Sur
Panama Canal Quest - Miami to Fuerte Amador

Panama Canal Quest - Miami to Fuerte Amador

11 Nov 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Quest
Caribbean

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Panama Canal & South America

Panama Canal & South America

07 Nov 2021
22 nights
Seabourn Quest
South America
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The Americas & Antarctica

The Americas & Antarctica

07 Nov 2021
43 nights
Seabourn Quest
South America
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£17569

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Salaverry
Panama Canal & The Humboldt Route

Panama Canal & The Humboldt Route

12 Oct 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Venture
Panama Canal

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£8069

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Caribbean & Panama Canal Odyssey

Caribbean & Panama Canal Odyssey

16 Apr 2022
33 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Caribbean

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£10449

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Salaverry
The Atlantic Migration & Panama Canal

The Atlantic Migration & Panama Canal

02 Oct 2022
24 nights
Seabourn Venture
Transatlantic
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£12349

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Key West
Panama Canal Quest - Miami to Fuerte Amador

Panama Canal Quest - Miami to Fuerte Amador

23 Dec 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Quest
Central America

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£5699

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Panama Canal & Pacific Passage

Panama Canal & Pacific Passage

28 Apr 2022
29 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Mexico

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£9969

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Panama Canal Quest - Miami to Fuerte Amador

Panama Canal Quest - Miami to Fuerte Amador

09 Dec 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Quest
Caribbean

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Cristobal, Panama

Named after Christopher Columbus, Christobal is the Atlantic Terminal port of Panama. The original part of the city was built by the Panama Railroad Company after dredging vast areas of swampland to build their headquarters on back in the 1850s. Later on, Cristobal became a vital hub in the building of the Panama Canal and this history is evident in the sights around the city. Known by many as the 8th wonder of the world, the Panama Canal is a marvellous feat of engineering and visitors to Cristobel are in the perfect location to watch the gargantuan locks in action. From the moment you pull into port you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the canal.

Sightseeing in Cristobal

While the town of Cristobal itself doesn’t offer a wide variety of activities for tourists to experience, the surrounding area and the canal itself provides plenty of opportunities to experience the natural beauty and cultural diversity of this region. Here are some of the best things to see in and around Cristobal:

Casco Viejo

The area’s historic links with France, Spain, Britain and the United States mean there are numerous ruins and sites dotted around the near vicinity. Take the time to visit Casco Viejo which is the old compound where you can discover a picturesque 17th century church along with its convents which now lie in ruins. The original dungeons can also be explored, as well as a poignant monument dedicated to the 22,000 workers who lost their lives helping to construct the canal. The Panama Canal Museum, whose building was once home to the French company that tried to have the canal built at sea level, is also located here.

City Tours

Riding the canal doesn’t have to be done aboard large sea-going craft. Speedboat rides and other tours also operate here, giving travellers the chance to see the enormity of the canal from its heart. Choose from a fast paced, exhilarating ride, or slow things down on a sightseeing tour.

Chagres National Park

Nature and culture enthusiasts should visit Chagres National Park, an extensive area of tropical jungle housing an impressive variety of flora and fauna, some of which is indigenous to the area. There are tours available to make sure you get the most out of your visit here, and some of them include a trip to a traditional Embera village. These villages have remained unchanged since the time of Christopher Columbus and visitors can experience traditional body painting and shop for unusual souvenirs.

Shopping in Cristobal

Cristobal is surprisingly accommodating for shoppers with an extensive covered marketplace boasting a wide variety of locally produced handicrafts available to buy. It’s popular for its range of handcrafted jewellery and woven wall hangings, as well as traditional souvenirs including shell and silver trinkets and woven baskets. Most of the items here have been made by hand using traditional, time-honoured methods.  The other cruise terminal in the area, Colon 2000 has a vast shopping precinct which is home to numerous designer brands but is not as traditional in nature. The prices tend to be a little bit higher here, but if you’re looking for mainstream shopping, this is the perfect place to visit. It’s popular for its clothing, watches and jewellery here.

Eating Out in Cristobal

Most of the restaurants are located in Colon though you are able to find a few good ones in Cristobal itself. Café Mediterranea and Panaderia Mediterranea are two restaurants that serve up locally caught seafood and the famous dish of Panama Sancocho. This is made with avocado, chicken and yucca in a stew. Other popular and traditional meals include a variety of soups, ceviche and fried plantain which is served as an accompaniment to most meals.

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