Friday, November 18, 2016

World Odyssey Cruise Ship

In the attached image we see the World Odyssey (formerly MS Deutschland) Cruise Ship in the Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal in her south bound transit, today November 18 2016.
World Odyssey Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Silver Whisper Cruise Ship

In the attached image we see the Silver Whisper cruise ship operated by Silversea Cruises with a passenger capacity of 382 passengers and 295 crew members, in her south bound Panama Canal transit in the Miraflores Locks, today on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, November 16 2016.
Silver Whisper Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Monday, November 14, 2016

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship Panama Canal Transit

In the attached image we see the GTS Celebrity Infinity, a Millennium Class cruise ship, owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises, in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today on a rainy Monday afternoon November 14 2016, in the Miraflores Locks.
Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship Panama Canal Transit 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Bridge in Gamboa

They start soon to build a new bridge over the Chagres river at Gamboa. see via Youtube:

Transits Through New Panama Canal Locks

Transits Through New Panama Canal Locks

Monday, August 1, 2016

Post Panamax Panama Canal Expansion

In the attached image we see a huge Post Panamax Container ship entering the new Cocoli Locks in the Panama Canal Expansion on July 26 at 6:50 AM in the early morning. In the background you can see the Bridge of Las Americas.
Post Panamax Panama Canal Expansion


Monday, July 11, 2016

New Panama Canal Locks

Here we have 2 images one from the new Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side and one from the Aguas Claras Locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal, each with huge container cargo ships.
Aguas Claras Locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal

Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Pedro Miguel Locks Panama Canal

View of the Pedro Miguel Locks seen from the new access channel of the Panama Canal expansion, after noon with a heavy thunder storm in the background.
Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Container Carrier Mol Benefactor breaks record for Panama Canal toll

La Prensa reports here: The Hong Kong-flagged container ship Mol Benefactor has broken the record for the payment of a toll for using the Panama Canal. The vessel, which began its passage of the new locals at CocolĂ­ at 6:21 a.m., will pay $829,468 dollars, according to the Panama Canal Authority.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Panama Canal Expansion Inauguration: June 26, 2016

Panama Canal Expansion Inauguration: June 26, 2016

Cosco Shipping Panama entering the Aguas Claras Locks in Colon















Cosco Shipping Panama in the Aguas Claras Locks in Colon















Cosco Shipping Panama transiting por Lake Gatun, Panama Canal

















The huge container ship is approaching the Cocoli Locks
 on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal
















Panama Canal Expansion Inauguration
June 26, 2016 Cocoli Locks around 7PM


See also here from La Prensa in English: 

Panama celebrates expansion opening




MI CANAL - Erika Ender


MI CANAL - Erika Ender

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Panama Canal Expansion Inauguration: June 26, 2016

Panama Canal Expansion Inaugural Ceremony Panama Canal Expansion Inauguration: June 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

QE 2 Last Panama Canal Transit 2008

Here is something from the Panama Canal History to remember the last QE 2 Panama Canal Transit back in May of 2008. Here 2 images from that transit, one early morning at the Pacific entrance of the canal and the second image from the Pedro Miguel Locks. More Panama Canal History see this website here.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Containership from China to make first passage through Panama Canal expansion

La Prensa reports here: The panamanax containership Andronikos, owned by the Chinese shipping company Cosco Shipping Co., will make the inaugural transit through the new locks of the Panama Canal on June 26.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Island Princess Pedro Miguel Locks Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the Island Pacific Cruise Ship leaving the Pedro Miguel Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit, on a rainy Thursday afternoon, today April 28, 2016.

Island Princess Pedro Miguel Locks Panama Canal

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Ship in the Pedro Miguel Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit, today April 14, 2016.
Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Friday, April 8, 2016

MS Albatros Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the MS Albatros, a cruise ship operated by the Germany-based travel agency Phoenix Reisen, in the Miraflores locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today April 8. 2016.

MS Albatros Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Monday, April 4, 2016

Seabourn Odyssey and Voyager Cruise Ships

The attached images show in one the Voyager Cruise Ship in the Miraflores locks and the Seabourn Odyssey Cruise Ship ahead in Lake Miraflores and in the other the Seabourn Odyssey entering the Pedro Miguel Locks with the background of the new locks access chanel, in their respective north bound Panama Canal transits, today April 4th 2016.

Seabourn Odyssey and Voyager Cruise Ships
Seabourn Odyssey entering the Pedro Miguel Locks


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Coral Princess Gatun Locks Panama Canal

In the attached images we see the Coral Princess cruise ship in the Gatun Locks only partial Panama Canal transit, today March 31, 2016. The partial transit means that the cruise ship just goes up the locks and into the Gatun Lake , stays there for a whole and then head back down the Gatun Locks again and back into the Atlantic (Caribbean Sea). The attached images show in one the cruise ship from the Locks live cam and the other taken at the same moment from the cruise ships live cam.
Coral Princess Cruise Ship Gatun Locks Panama Canal

Coral Princess Cruise Ship Live Cam View Gatun Locks Panama Canal

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Super Yacht Olivia & Cuauhtemoc Sailing Vessel

In the attached image we see the Super Yacht Olivia & Cuauhtemoc Sailing Vessel in the Miraflores Locks in their respective north bound Panama Canal transits, today March 26 2016.
Super Yacht Olivia & Cuauhtemoc Sailing Vessel

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Panama Canal third set of locks will be inaugurated June 26 2016

La Prensa reports here: After more than eight years of construction, the third set of locks will be inaugurated June 26, Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano announced today.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the Silver Spirit, a super-luxury cruise ship operated by Silversea Cruises, in the Gatun Locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit, today March 16, 2014.
Silver Spirit Cruise Ship, Gatun Locks Panama Canal

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Coral Princess Gatun Locks

In the attached images we see the Coral Princess Cruise Ship in the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal today March 01 2016. One image is from the Gatun Locks live cam and the other taken at the same moment (aldo looks like the online time stamps are 10 minutes out of sink one is local time and the other GMT) from the cruise ships live cam.

Coral Princess Gatun Locks

Coral Princess Gatun Locks

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Panama Canal Full Transit in 5-minutes, Cruzando el Canal de Panama en 5 minutos

From Youtube: The Celebrity Infinity was making its way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean through the Panama Canal. This video was taken from a fixed position on the top deck of the cruise ship for more than 10 hours. It shows the whole route and operations with short explanations. The length of the video was reduced to less than 6 minutes.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Queen Victoria Cruise Ship Panama Canal.

Here we see the Queen Victoria Cruise Ship in her south bound Panama Canal transit in the Pedro Miguel Locks and in the background we see the new access channel of the new Panama Canal locks system and in the other photo we see the cruise ship entering the Miraflores locks, today January 28 2016.

Queen Victoria Cruise Ship, Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal


General characteristics of the MS Queen Victoria Tonnage: 90,000 GRT Length: 964.5 ft (294 m) Decks: 16 total, 12 passenger Speed: 23.7 kn (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph) maximum, Capacity: 2,014 passengers Crew: 900 officers and crew.


Queen Victoria Cruise Ship, Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Prinsendam Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the MS Prinsendam (formerly Seabourn Sun and Royal Viking Sun), a cruise ship for Holland America Line and is nicknamed the Elegant Explorer, leaving the Pedro Miguel Locks in her south bound Panama Canal transit today January 9 2016. In the background we see the approach channel to the new set of Panama Canal locks soon to be inaugurated.
Prinsendam Cruise Ship Panama Canal

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Panama Canal

In the attached image we see the Silver Spirit, a super-luxury cruise ship with a capacity of 540 passengers and is operated by Silversea Cruises, in the Miraflores Locks in her north bound Panama Canal transit today January 2 2016.
Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Panama Canal