Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Island Princess Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached images we see the Island Princess Cruise Ship in the Miraflores locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today December 30 2015. One image is from the locks live cam and the other from aboard the cruise ship live cam both images taken at the same time.
Island Princess Cruise Ship Live Cam View

Island Princess Cruise Ship Miraflores Locks Panama Canal

Monday, December 28, 2015

Serenissima Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the Serenissima Cruise Ship in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today December 28 2015. This is a small cruise ship for no more the 100 passengers.
Serenissima Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sea Cloud 2 Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the Sea Cloud II, a large barque built as a luxury cruise ship with a capacity of 96 passengers and 63 crew members and is operated by Sea Cloud Cruises GmbH of Hamburg, Germany entering the Miraflores Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today December 23 2015.


Sea Cloud 2 entering the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Celebrity Infinity, Island Princess & Silver Spirit Cruise Ships

In these images we see a rare moment when we have 3 cruise ships, the Celebrity Infinity, the Island Princess & the Silver Spirit cruise ship in and around the Pedro Miguel Locks and 2 images of the Celebrity Infinity & Island Princess Cruise Ships in the Miraflores Locks in their respective south bound Panama Canal transits, today December 10 2015.
Celebrity Infinity, Island Princess & Silver Spirit Cruise Ships Pedro Miguel Locks

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship Pedro Miguel Locks

Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Pedro Miguel Locks in the background the access channel to the new locks.
Celebrity Infinity & Island Princess Cruise Ships in the Miraflores Locks

Celebrity Infinity & Island Princess Cruise Ships in the Miraflores Locks

Monday, November 30, 2015

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship

In the attached image we see the Celebrity Infinity, a Millennium Class cruise ship owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises, entering the Miraflores Locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today Monday November 30 2015.
Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship, Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship Panama Canal
In the attached images we see the GTS Celebrity Infinity, a Millennium Class cruise ship owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises, in one approaching the Pedro Miguel Locks and in the other one in the Miraflores Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today November 10 2015.This cruise ship has a capacity of carrying 2170 passengers and 999 crew members.

The cruise ship in the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MS Astor Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the MS Astor cruise ship, owned by the Germany-based Premicon, in the Miraflore Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit today, November 3 2015.
MS Astor Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Friday, October 23, 2015

Coral Princess Partial Panama Canal Transit

In the attached image we see the view from the Coral Princess cruise ship as she reaches the Gatun Lake on top of the Gatun Locks in her partial Panama Canal transit today, October 23 2015. A partial Canal transit means she goes up the Locks in this case coming into the Canal from the Atlantic side and stays a while on the Gatun Lake  and later goes back the same way to the Atlantic.

Coral Princess Partial Panama Canal Transit

Friday, October 16, 2015

93 ships waiting in line for Panama Canal transits

End of the year season and start of the cruise ship season makes the waiting lines longer to transit the Panama Canal. At presents La Prensa reports here at least 93 ships are waitinhg on each side of the Canal for their respective transits.
Container Cargo ship and Cruise Ship transiting the Panama Canal

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Oosterdam Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the MS Oosterdam cruise ship of Holland America Line leaving the Miraflores Locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today Sunday, October 11 2015. This huge cruise ship has a capacity of  1848 passengers and 812 crew members.
Oosterdam Cruise Ship Panama Canal



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Costa Luminosa Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the Costa Luminosa Cruise Ship entering the Miraflores Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today on a sunny Saturday, October 3 2015.
Costa Luminosa Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Coral Princess Cruise Ship Live Cam

Coral Princess Cruise Ship Live Cam View
In the first attached image we see the Coral Princess Cruise Ships Live Cam view and in the second from the Locks live cam as the vessel enters the Miraflores Locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today October 3 2015.

 Coral Princess Cruise Ship in the Miraflores Locks - Panama Canal

Friday, August 28, 2015

Panama Canal New Locks Meet Pacific Ocean

Panama Canal video via youtube: The process of removing the plug separating the ocean waters from the Cocoli locks in the Pacific has begun. This video shows the ocean waters uniting the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Panama Canal restricts size of ships due to drought

Container Cargo Panamax Ship in the Panama Canal

Container Cargo Panamax Ship in the Panama Canal


La Prensa reports here: The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that it will restrict the size of vessels transiting the waterway starting Sept. 8 due to drought conditions caused by the El NiƱo phenomenon.
Cruise Ship and Cargo Ship in the Panama Canal

Container Cargo Ship near Gamboa in the Panama Canal

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Ocean Dream Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the Ocean Dream cruise ship with a passenger capacity of 1422 in her south bound Panama Canal transit in the Pedro Miguel Locks, today Saturday June 27 2015.
The Ocean Dream Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Monday, June 22, 2015

Panama Canal Expansion Program Update - June 2015

Panama Canal Expansion Program Update - June 2015 The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The new locks will have three chambers, water-saving basins, lateral filling and emptying system & rolling gates. Learn more about this project at expansion.pancanal.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MS Asuka II cruise ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we  see the MS Asuka II cruise ship, owned and operated by Nippon Yusen Kaisha, with a passenger capacity of 960 and 545 crew members in her south bound Panama Canal transit today June 16 2015 entering the Pedro Miguel Locks.
MS Asuka II cruise ship Panama Canal

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Crystal Symphony Cruise Ship

In the attached images we the Crystal Symphony cruise ship, owned and operated by Crystal Cruise, with a capacity of 922 passengers in her north bound Panama Canal transit in the Gatun Locks, today on a rainy Thursday, June 4th 2015. One image is from the cruise ships on board live cam and the other taken at the same time from the Gatun Locks live cam.
Crystal Symphony Cruise Ship Live Cam View

Gatun Locks Live Cam View

Saturday, May 30, 2015

View of the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks

View of the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal,  from the Ancon Hill.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Visitors Day at the new Panama Canal Locks

The attached images where taken at May 17 2015 Visitors Day at the new Panama Canal Locks. For more please see this page here at Canalmuseum.com

Visitors Day at the new Panama Canal Locks

Visitors Day at the new Panama Canal Locks

Visitors Day at the new Panama Canal Locks
The new Panama Canal Locks under construction

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Ship Panama Canal


In the attached image we see the MS Jewel of the Seas, a cruise from Royal Caribbean, in the Miraflores Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today May 5 2015.
Jewel of the Seas Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Monday, May 4, 2015

Legend of the Seas cruise ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the MS Legend of the Seas cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International, with a capacity of 2,074 passengers in the Miraflores Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today May 4th 2015.
Legend of the Seas cruise ship - Miraflores Locks - Panama Canal

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Celebrity Infinity & Zaandam cruise ships in the Panama Canal

Im the attached images see the Celebrity Infinity & Zaandam cruise ships in the Panama Canal in their respective south bound Panama Canal transits, the Celebrity Infinity in the pedro Miguel Locks and the Zaandam cruise ships in the Miraflores Locks, today on Sunday May 3 2015.
Celebrity Infinity cruise ship in the Panama Canal

The Zaandam cruise ship in the Panama Canal

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Norwegian Star Cruise Ship in the Panama Canal

In the attached images we see the Norwegian Star operated by Norwegian Cruise Linewith a passenger capacity of 2348 and 1083 crew members enetering the Pedro Miguel Locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today April 19 2015. One image is from the cruise ships onboard live cam and the other from the Pedro Miguel Live Cam at almost the same moment. In the background we see the ongoing work of the Panama Canal expansion project.
View from the Norwegian Star Cruise Ship Live Cam

The Norwegian Star Cruise Ship in the Panama Canal entering the Pedro Miguel Locks





Friday, April 17, 2015

Coral Princess Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached images we see the Coral Princess, cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises line with a passenger capacity of 1970 and 900 crew, entering the Miraflores Locks this afternoon in her south bound Panama Canal transit. BTW the Coral Princess Cruise Ship was christened January 18, 2003 by Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso. One image shows the view from the cruise ships bridge live cam and the other from the Miraflores live cam. Images taken today April 17 2015.
Coral Princess Cruise Ship Live Cam View of the Miraflores Locks

Coral Princess Cruise Ship Panama Canal entering the Miraflores Locks

The Rainy Season Is Back In Panama

In the attached image we see the Oil Tanker called United Carrier under a Greece flag in her south bound Panama Canal transit, entering the Miraflores Locks, in the background we see a heavy thunder storm indicating that the rainy season is definitely back in Panama.
Oil Tanker - United Carrier - Panama Canal

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Westerdam Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the MS Westerdam, a Vista Class cruise ship owned by Holland America Line, entering the Miraflores locks in her south bound Panama Canal tansit, today April 16 2015.
Westerdam Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Friday, April 10, 2015

US President Barack Obama Visiting the Panama Canal

In the attached image we see US President Barack Obama visiting the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal, the attached image is from the US Embassy Twitter Post. The visit is during the  Summits of the Americas, a institutionalized gathering of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere where leaders discuss common policy issues. The attached video is from the Panama Government.
US President Barack Obama Visiting the Panama Canal

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Aurora Cruise Ship Panama Canal Transit

In this image we see the MV Aurora, a cruise ship of the P&O Cruises fleet, in her north bound Panama Canal transit in the Pedro Miguel Locks, today April 09 2015. This image is from the cruise ship on board live cam.
Aurora Cruise Ship Panama Canal Transit
 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Legend of the Seas Panama Canal Transit

In the attached image we see the MS Legend of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., in her south bound Panama Canal transit entering the Miraflores Locks around 4:30 PM, today 4 April 2015.
Legend of the Seas Panama Canal Transit

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Panama Canal sets sights on new $17 billion expansion project

Reuters reports here: As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world's biggest ships.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MS Hanseatic Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the MS Hanseatic (previously Society Adventurer), a five-star cruise ship owned by the Hapag-Lloyd cruise line, entering the Pedro Miguel Locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today March 24 2015.

MS Hanseatic Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Celebrity Infinity Panama Canal

In the attached images we see the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship with a passenger capacity of 2170 and 999 crew members entering the Miraflores Locks and in the second image entering the Culebra Cut in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today March 24 2015.
Celebrity Infinity Panama Canal entering the Miraflores Locks
Celebrity Infinity Panama Canal entering the Culebra Cut

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Artania & Island Princess Cruise Ships

In the attached image we see the Artania and the Island Princess Cruise Ships side by side in the Pedro Miguel Locks in their respective north bound Panama Canal transit, today March 16 2015.
The Artania & Island Princess Cruise Ships in the Pedro Miguel Locks

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Veendam Cruise Ship Gatun Locks

In the attached image we see the Veendam Cruise Ship entering the Gatun Locks with some heavy traffic in the Panama Canal in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today 26 of February 2015.
Veendam Cruise Ship Gatun Locks