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Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal

Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal

by Anne Vipond

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ISBN-13: 9781927747049
Publisher: Ocean Cruise Guides, Limited
Publication date: 06/28/2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Veteran cruise writer Anne Vipond, author of several books on cruising, describes this destination with concise and helpful detail for passengers wanting to maximize their time at each port of call. Anne has written dozens cruise travel features for newspapers and magazines in North America and overseas. She has written for various book publishers on cruising including Thomas Cook Publishing in the UK.

Table of Contents

Part One
General Information
CHOOSING YOUR CRUISE
Land Tours
Shore Excursions
PORTS OF CALL
PREPARING FOR YOUR CRUISE
THE CRUISE SHIP
NATURAL PHENOMENA
HISTORY OF PANAMA CANAL
Spanish influence
French Attempt
American takeover

ART & ARCHITECTURE
PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE

Part Two
The Voyage & The Ports
Chapter 1: THE CARIBBEAN
Florida
San Juan & Puerto Rico
St. Thomas
Jamaica
Grand Cayman
Cozumel
Aruba / Curacao
Cartagena
Chapter 2: PANAMA
The Canal and
Ports of Panama
Chapter 3: CENTRAL AMERICA
Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Guatemala
Chapter 4: MEXICO
Huatulco
Acapulco
Zihuatanejo
Puerto Vallarta
Mazatlan
Cabo San Lucas
Sea of Cortez
Chapter 5: WEST COAST PORTS
San Diego, Los Angeles
San Francisco, Vancouver
GLOSSARY: CRUISE LINES
INDEX
COLOR PULL-OUT MAP WITH PORT MAPS

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Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am just getting into this book, but so far, find it is a great book for planning and information before our cruist in September. Very interested in the information about the places that most of the cruise ships stop while on this trip. Gives lots of good advice about where to go and what to see.
obmild More than 1 year ago
This small guide is very current, and gives a great overview of cruising in the Caribbean, as well as brief but detailed discussions of each island and country. The map of the Panama Canal was the most complete and current available - better than the one our tour guide had! The ms Zuiderdam was selling the book onboard (for more money).
lrich1946 More than 1 year ago
I picked up Anne Vipond's Panama Canal by Cruise Ship because I had used her book on the Mediterranean cruise ports. She includes lots of background and history on the Canal which I found added to my experience. When traveling to the Panama Canal it is so much more meaningful if you are aware of how it was built and place it in the context of it's time. If you don't have time to read McCullough's Path Between the Seas, Vipond at least gives you enough to enhance the experience. The book also contains lots of information on Islands you may visit on any of the Panama cruises. The title in this way is deceiving as the book includes so much more than the canal. It is well illustrated with beautiful photos. The big plus to me for buying the book is the information on different excursions available. I find it overwelming when planning excursions as so much is offered and very little information included from the cruise lines. The pull out map that is included is invaluable as it details the canal itself. This enabled me to understand where I was and not see the Canal out of context. I give a strong recommendation to buy this book. The only drawback? It's heavy to carry but worth the weight.
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Cruisedreamer More than 1 year ago
Great content on the history and challenges which faced the US while building this great canal. Maps are color and very helpful. Covers each lock with a history and separate map. Very good shore excursion info. Foolishly, left the book out on balcony during downpour.
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