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Panama Railroad Dome Car & Motor Coach to Colon

Experience the Panama Canal and its living history as you travel the isthmus railroad through beautiful flora and past lovely Gatún Lake. Depending on the canal scheduling, you may see the enormous vessels that transit the canal, and you’ll pass through towns and villages named for the people who built this "path between the seas." Enjoy the beautiful rain forest scenery as you cross the Continental Divide from ocean to ocean in just an hour. You’ll pass the working locks and some of the old Canal Zone area that has now been returned to the people of Panama. At the station, board a bus for a trip to the Miraflores Locks Observation Center, where you will visit the locks and exhibitions halls which include historical objects of Canal operations, interactive modules, video presentations, and models of the Panama Canal before returning to the ship.
Average Customer Rating:
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1 out of 4(25%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Panama Railroad Dome Car & Motor Coach to Colon
Review 1 for Panama Railroad Dome Car & Motor Coach to Colon
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Very Disappointed

Date:March 28, 2014
ds42
Location:Vero Beach, FL
Cruise Date Year:2014
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
We were delayed going through the locks and so we were taken straight to the train by coach. No site seeing on the way. The dome train has seats facing each other with a table between. The space is very cramped. There was nothing worth seeing while on the train. Our visit to the museum was very rushed. The coach took us straight back to the train for the return trip to the ship. This excursion was not worth doing and was way over priced.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Panama Railroad Dome Car & Motor Coach to Colon
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Overpriced

Date:March 28, 2014
KarenFL
Location:Florida
Cruise Date Year:2014
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Do not pay extra for the domed railway car. You will not see any more than from the regular railway cars and the sun shining rough the dome is very hot. The 2 hour train ride's scenery is 2 prisons and foliage, nothing else. We were offered free coffee and the soft drinks were just a $1.00. We were rushed at Miraflores because we were 2 hours late getting through the first locks. I would also like to point out that the instructions say to bring water and Holland America will happily SELL you water getting off the ship. This excursion is overpriced.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Panama Railroad Dome Car & Motor Coach to Colon
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Not worth the money!

Date:February 8, 2013
jb33
Location:Ohio
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
This excursion started out on a bus from the lake and we drove around looking at the city. We went to the Panana Canal Museum and did not realize you can only go up the floors and could not come back down the same steps. We wanted to start on the top observation deck and come down but had to go outside and start over at the first floor. Strange! We boarded the bus again and drove around to see houses, waiting for our time on the dome train. We were given a sandwich of turkey on dry bread with ketchup or mustard. That's it! Finally arrived at the train and the dome air conditioning was not working right. It was very hot and stufyf on the train, so many people moved to other regular train cars. There was good A/c in those cars. We traveled in the regular train cars and watched scenery but no wild life, to our final destination, boarded the bus back to the ship.
After the excursion, we were given a partial refund because we could not ride in the dome car. It was an expensive excursion and not worth the money.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+1point
5out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Panama Railroad Dome Car & Motor Coach to Colon
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Way to Go!

Date:February 8, 2013
Mamagas
Location:Florida
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:January
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This was the best shore excursion I've ever been on. The dome car is clean and comfortable with air conditioning and restroom. We were offered free coffee and each of us was given a snack box and sandwich. Chips, etc. were available for purchase from the train attendant. Our guide was Arthur and he kept the trip very interesting with handouts and even prizes! Instead of just looking at the scenery going by, he pointed out the history of what we were passing. The Miraflores Visitor Center was excellent. Highly recommend this tour, especially if Arthur is the guide. Date of this cruise was January 2013; cruise date year option needs to be updated.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+10points
10out of 10found this review helpful.