Search the UK's Largest Site for 2014 & 2015 Cruise Deals, Reviews, Photos and Videos

  • Choose a date

Cruise Answers - Question: Panama canal cruise - which side of ship...

berlitz logo
Costa Serena

OVERVIEW: Costa Cruises does a good job of providing first-time cruise passengers with a well-packaged holiday that is a mix of sophistication and basic fare.

Norwegian Breakaway

OVERVIEW: Norwegian Breakawayreally is a ship for young, trendy, and edgy urbanites. It provides families with children, single parents, couples, and solo travelers with a mountain of entertainment choices, in an environment that is a pure playground for an active, entertaining cruise vacation.

berlitz logo
Write a Cruise Review
and receive a FREE
Berlitz Guide to Cruising worth £17.99!

New Photos


Submitted byGardner, Redditch

View more or submit your own cruise photos

Latest Reviews - View All

172,835 Opinions
Great time
Island  / Island Escape /

By Roberts, Blyth on 18th Apr 2014
Just returned from n Island cruise had a great time. There was always plenty choice of food you will not go hungry. Cabins are basic but fine to sleep. The staff were all lovely and worked very hard. We liked the pub on the ship...  Read More >>
79 Views 2 of 5 found this useful
Not the best of our cruises.
Cunard  / Queen Mary 2 /

By rofer, chinley on 18th Apr 2014
The cabin was spacious with plenty of drawersand wardrobe space.A compact but nice toilet/show3er with good soap & shampoo,fluffy towels and good bathrobes.Shame though about the toilet paper and paper tissues which were of inferior quality...  Read More >>
297 Views 3 of 12 found this useful
View more latest reviews

Panama canal cruise - which side of ship is best for booking a cabin?
Submitted by - sale, lincoln - United Kingdom on 6th Nov 2010 / Subject - Celebrity Cruises panama canal Cabins
5 answers, 2463 views
Comment by Barcham, Norwich (11 Nov 10 15:31) about a QUESTION by sale (06 Nov 10 17:51)
It also depends which of the two channels into the locks you go - I've been through it twice and on the Gatun side have gone through the locks on the left hand and right hand channel, coming back though have only done the left hand channel. As said above you get a great view on an open deck and even from your balcony you'll get to see something!
11 Nov 10 15:31 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
Answer by Blogs, London (07 Nov 10 02:09) to a QUESTION by sale (06 Nov 10 17:51)
Would suggest port side west bound and starboard eastwards but out on opendeck best and flit between.
07 Nov 10 02:09 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
Comment by Adams, Croydon (06 Nov 10 21:50) about a QUESTION by sale (06 Nov 10 17:51)
I assume you mean which side offers the best views of the canal. Personally I don't think it makes any difference and during the 8-9 hour transit its best to watch from the open decks or, if your lucky from the helicopter pad. Even if there was a best side it would rather depend which way you were transits the canal - west to east or east to west.
06 Nov 10 21:50 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
Comment by Solender, Royston (07 Nov 10 00:45) about a COMMENT by Adams (06 Nov 10 21:50)
I entirely agree with ms Adams, but just to be pedantic, the Canal actually goes North to South, or South to North!
07 Nov 10 00:45 - Reply - Was this comment useful?
Comment by Thompson, Glenrothes (07 Nov 10 01:20) about a COMMENT by Solender (07 Nov 10 00:45)
Sarf East to Norf WEST and exit Norf or Enter Sarf transit Norf West to Sarf East truly pedantic :-) Jimbo
07 Nov 10 01:20 - Reply - Was this comment useful?

Add a COMMENT about     Reply to     ANSWER  Question

Viking 2015 Cruise Guides