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Join Alki Tours on The Best Panama Canal Itinerary-Holland America's Oosterdam Fort Lauderdale To Seattle

April 12-May 3, 2019
22 days
Starting at $3599 per person/do
Single supplement starting at $2499
Includes airfare

Travelers may disagree on which sites deserve to be considered modern wonders of the world, but the Panama Canal would make most lists. The shipping channel-took 33 years to complete and cost 25,000 workers their lives, most from yellow fever or malaria-is arguably the greatest engineering project ever. The idea of creating a shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans was first proposed in the 16th century, but it wasn't until 1881, with a French effort led by Ferdinand de Lesseps, who had developed the Suez Canal, that construction began. The harsh conditions and high expenses defeated the French, who abandoned the work in 1894. The United States took over the project in 1904 and completed it in 1914; it remains to this day the largest American engineering project. A journey through the canal will take you from the port of Col n on the Atlantic to bustling Panama City. Ports of call include Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Chiapas, Puerta Vallarta, Huatulco,Manzanillo, San Diego, Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle. Trip includes a 21 day luxury cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle; airfare, all of your meals and entertainment on the ship.

NOTE : All tour prices are based on a cash discount. A 4% fee will be added to any tour paid by credit card.

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