Elite on Princess
3 Stars on HAL
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I also just got off the CP. we were scheduled to take the train trip to the Pacific Ocean, but that was canceled. The original plan was to tender us to the Yacht Club from Gatun Lake, then by bus to Colon to get on the train.Another poster put up video of his Panama Canal excursion by boat a few days ago. As the small excursion boat was going thru the canal, they commented on how high the water was. Last week the new bridge (10 yrs old) that crosses the canal had a partial collapse due to land slide. I don't know if it's open or not.
The problem was because of flooding and landslides, that was impossible. We also did not dock at Colon (no loss) because of the weather.
On a lighter note, my DW was on our balcony, and the man above us complained that we did not go through the canal. My DW asked if he slept through it, and he said , "All we did was sail around a big lake".
Hope you get to do the boat tour. We did that tour on the Coral Princess (Nov. 25-Dec. 5 voyage) and it was terrific. Tour lasts around 8 hours.Thanks so much! I've done it before and one of my favorite Princess excursions!!