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Princess Panama Round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale

Old Dec 6th, 2011, 02:03 PM
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Princess Panama Round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale

We are taking Princess' 10-day Panama Canal trip from FL in late Jan., 2012. Would like to know good excursions along the route, easy to moderate, especially your opinion on the excursion taking you through the rest of the locks and a good zipline trip. Stops are Aruba, Cartagena, Gatun Lake, Colon, Limon, Ocho Rios.
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Old Dec 7th, 2011, 04:06 AM
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For info on Panama check out my website http://panamalou.com/ email addresses are [email protected] or [email protected] glad to answers any questions.
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Bettyann, I just saw your thread and in case you haven't decided on excursions yet, here's what we did. We thoroughly enjoyed every excursion that we did.

Aruba: Sail and Snorkel (through Princess)
Cartegena: Private tour of La Popa Monestary, San Felipe Fortress and the Old City with J.J. Taborda (Cartegena was a highlight of the cruise for us.)
Gatun Lake: Ferry through the rest of the Canal. EXCELLENT!
Limon, Costa Rica--We stayed on board the ship
Ocho Rios: Private excursion to Dunn River Falls and White River Tubing with Peat Taylor.
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Aruba - California Light house, natural bridge, rock formations and ended with a beach stop.

Cartagena - Historical city tour including the naval museum, the fortress etc.

Gatun Lake - Since this is a round trip, you don't get to see the Pacific side. Take the train/bus to the Pacific side - Miraflores locks (bring your own food or buy them on your own, food provided by the tour company is awful)

Colon - Not much to see there, take tour to old Panama City

Limon - We took the tour to San Jose, long bus ride

Ocho Rios - Shaw garden and the Dunn Rivers Fall.
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If you are going to be on the Island Princess check out the Bayou Lounge sometime and say hi to my DD and SIL who will be playing there every night. They start 18th Jan 2012 finish 9 March 2012.
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We've got recommended "Must-sees" for Aruba, Ocho Rios, Colon and Cartagena here: http://meetoncruise.com/ports/

Also, you should sign up for your roll call and see who else is cruising with you! Click on Roll Calls on the menu. Enjoy.
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Thanks to everyone! I have taken notes and looking forward to our trip this Sat.
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