Celebrity Monkey Watch Tour

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to request...do not start a new thread. Thanks!
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 08:29 AM.
92 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Has Any One Done The Monkey Watch Tour On The Celebrity Cruiseline.we Are Booked For April,it Seemed Like It Was A Interesting Shore Excursion,any Comments?
The Shopping At The Pier Can You Buy A Panama Hat There,not Too Expensive!what Other Crafts Are Interesting There.thankyou!
Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama
1,194 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
Is it my Internet connection (could well be) or CC's server? I work out a nice reply and go to post it and half the time lose it. Is this just me???

There are lots of places around Gatun Lake where monkeys hang out. You won't see them from the cruise ship because they are hidden in the trees. The tour operators know where to go, so likely you'll see a number of tribes of different kinds of monkeys.

When I was on Celebrity they used Cristobal Pier, which I actually prefer to Colon. There will be lots of Kuna Indians selling beautiful molas. Also Embera selling baskets, tagua nut carvings, and cocobolo wood carvings. I've posted some pictures of Embera crafts at http://richarddetrich.wordpress.com/...embera-crafts/

Yes, they also have T-shirts and "Panama Hats", which, the ones you are undoubtedly thinking of, are made in Equador. Real Panama hats look something like this:

Sorry!! Not quite as sexy!

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Richard Detrich - Port & Canal Lecturer & Author