Video of Our Panama Canal Transit Gatun Locks

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#1
San Diego, CA
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We did a partial transit Panama Canal cruise from Ft Lauderdale through the Gatun Locks a couple years ago. I never edited the video until recently.



Wanted to share our experience. We really enjoyed the cruise.

Other stops on our cruise included the following. Also made a couple videos of those stops as well.

Aruba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C408A77qjyQ

Cartagena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uQBEy7W5vA

Panama Canal - Gatun
Colon (not very exciting)

Limon Really enjoyed our tour, we went zip lining https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHHz1EG6wnU

Grand Cayman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjoFmowhrw8

We really enjoy cruising!
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#3
San Diego, CA
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Originally posted by ThePhysicsProfessor
Awesome videos!! What did you use to record?


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Thank you, I shot this with a Canon S120 but now use a Canon G7X most of the time. I like using a small point and shoot because i can travel with it easily.
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San Diego, CA
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Originally posted by ThePhysicsProfessor
Awesome videos!! What did you use to record?


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Do you video any of your travels or just photos? I started doing videos a few years ago. Wish I had started sooner.
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Second Cruise - Original SS Noordam with Holland America - Currently in Thomson Cruise fleet
Most Interesting Ship - SS Norway aka SS France - Scrapped in 2008
First Fun Ship - Jubilee - I think it is going to be scrapped soon
Most Recent Cruise - 2016 Mexican Riviera

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#6
Kentucky
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Joined May 2014
Originally posted by TeamAguilar
We did a partial transit Panama Canal cruise from Ft Lauderdale through the Gatun Locks a couple years ago. I never edited the video until recently.







Wanted to share our experience. We really enjoyed the cruise.



Other stops on our cruise included the following. Also made a couple videos of those stops as well.



Aruba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C408A77qjyQ



Cartagena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uQBEy7W5vA



Panama Canal - Gatun

Colon (not very exciting)



Limon Really enjoyed our tour, we went zip lining https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHHz1EG6wnU



Grand Cayman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjoFmowhrw8



We really enjoy cruising!

Going thru the Panama Canal next year on the new Bliss. Thanks for giving me some idea of what to expect! (I need to check out your Cartagena one too as I know we make a stop there).


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#7
San Diego, CA
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Thank you, have a great time on your cruise!


Originally posted by HistoryGirl4Ever
Going thru the Panama Canal next year on the new Bliss. Thanks for giving me some idea of what to expect! (I need to check out your Cartagena one too as I know we make a stop there).


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First Cruise - Pacific Princess (Original Love Boat) - Laid-up, I think it was scrapped in 2014
Second Cruise - Original SS Noordam with Holland America - Currently in Thomson Cruise fleet
Most Interesting Ship - SS Norway aka SS France - Scrapped in 2008
First Fun Ship - Jubilee - I think it is going to be scrapped soon
Most Recent Cruise - 2016 Mexican Riviera

36 Years Old - 30+ Cruises & Counting!

Love cruising and the history of old ships as well as experiencing all the luxury that new ships offer.

Cruise & Travel Videos on our YouTube Channel = Alex & Erika

Alex & Erika from San Diego!

#8
Northern California
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Joined Jun 2012
Hi, just watched your video in Cartagena. Did your cabbie wait for you each time you stopped?

Thanks, Will
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