We are stopping in Colon as a Port of Call on Celebrity Reflection from 9 am to 7 pm. The ship isn't doing any Canal transit at all. Trying to decide on the best excursion to make the most of our visit so looking for some help. We hope to do a partial or full transit cruise sometime in the future but for now want to take in as much of the canal as we can. Has anyone done any Celebrity Excursions in Colon? I'm trying to make sense of the choices and wrap my head around where they actually go. I don't find the descriptions are the best. Perhaps someone can help?
1. Panama City & Miraflores Lock (C052) - The description talks about visiting Panama City then says "Then enjoy an up-close glimpse of the Panama Canal, with a visit to the Agua Clara Locks (Expansion Center)" It doesn't even mention a visit to the Miraflores Locks even though it's in the title. Does it go there at all? If so, how much time would be spent there and at the Expansion Center? How long would be spent in the City itself? Is the City worth seeing?
2. Expansion of Panama Canal Present and Future (C072) - This one starts at Miraflores Locks then says you visit the "Expansion Observatory Deck" Is this Observatory Deck at the Aqua Clara Lock / Expansion Center? Has anyone does this tour? Do you know how long you spend at each location?
We are very interested in learning as much as we can about the Locks and see them in action. We'd enjoy any movies, history, etc available at the Locks Centers and have the time to take it all in while still take time to watch the Locks in action. Just wondering if either of these excursion would offer us that opportunity. We'd also like to see Panama City, Gatun Lake, Embera people, etc but we are only there the one day LOL.