Panama Canal Celebrates its 100th Birthday

Today mark’s the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal is a “man-made” wonder, an engineering marvel that changed the way the world traveled and moved goods.

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64-Guest Safari Voyager Added to the Un-Cruise Adventures Growing Fleet

Safari VoyagerUn-Cruise Adventures (formerly American Safari Cruises and InnerSea Discoveries) announced today its acquisition of the 64-guest Safari Voyager for its yacht fleet with plans to offer Luxury Adventures year-round in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés beginning in November 2013. In winter 2015, the vessel will transition to sailing year-round in Central America. Previously Lindblad Expedition’s Sea Voyager, the vessel is currently in Colombia undergoing renovation.
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Cruise West Central America to include Coco Island

Cruise West, one of the world’s leading providers of small-ship exploration cruises is introducing two, six-night Cocos Island voyages and a revised nine-night Between Two Seas Panama & Costa Rica program for the 2009/2010 season. Combine both itineraries for a remarkable 15-night journey aboard the 100-guest Pacific Explorer that includes a full transit through the Panama Canal. Book early and save up to $1,200 per cabin. Continue reading “Cruise West Central America to include Coco Island”

Cruise Report: Panama Canal

Gatun Lake, Barro Colorado Island & Gatun Locks

From the Sea Voyager in Central America

Giant Cuipo Tree
Giant Cuipo Tree

After an exciting evening transiting the first set of locks, we awoke to a gorgeous sunrise over the pristine waters of Gatun Lake, the waterway connecting the two great oceans and home to the oldest and world renowned tropical research station on Barro Colorado Island. One of the lead research biologists, Egbert Giles Leigh Jr., came aboard our vessel and gave an overview of the scientific research being done through the Smithsonian Research Institute there, and provided a lead-in to our morning outings – two different trails into the forest, or zodiac cruises along the coastline of the island. Continue reading “Cruise Report: Panama Canal”