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One of the greatest engineering feats ever, the Panama Canal is becoming one of the world's most popular cruise itineraries. Ports of call span the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera, but the highlight of the cruise is the eight-hour transit of the Canal in which six massive locks raise and lower the ship 85 feet. Read about the monumental construction of the Canal as well as the history, culture, flora and fauna of this tropical region. Detail provided on popular ports, from Florida to California.
Over 400 maps and photos most in color. Includes giant color fold out map of Panama Canal.
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Panama Canal By Cruise Ship is our newest book and includes the ports ships visit before and after their transit of this historic isthmus. Detail of home ports included.From the Inside Flap:
Anne Vipond, author of several books on cruising, describes the engineering challenges faced and the personalities involved in this fascinating saga, and provides practical information to help passengers make the most of their time in port. Descriptions of each country, island and port of call are supported by in depth research and detailed maps. Includes Florida ports, islands of the Caribbean, the Canal, Central America, Mexican Riviera and the West Coast ports of California.
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Book Description Ocean Cruise Guides, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110969799187