Cruises in honor of Panama Canal's 100th anniversary

On August 15, 1914, the first ship sailed from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal. Exactly one hundred years later, this canal is one of the major shipping lanes in the world, and also for the cruise line Star Clippers.

Star Clippers offers two cruises to the destination of Panama Canal, passing along the way some pearls of the Caribbean. The voyage through the canal with Star Clippers is carried out in fantastic conditions aboard the Star Flyer, a beautiful yacht that provides passengers with all the comforts and perfect service.

In celebration of the Panama Canal's centennial, Star Clippers is offering:

- A 14-night cruise departing from Bridgetown, Barbados on November 9, 2014. Star Flyer will have the following itinerary: Saint-Georges (Granada), Blanquilla (Venezuela), Kralendijk (Bonaire), Willemstad (Curacao), Oranjestad (Aruba), Cartagena (Colombia), San Blas Islands (Panama), concluding with a trip through the Panama Canal. Price per person starting at €3,280 (cruise only, without port charges).

- A 9- or 14-night cruise, starting from Balboa, Panama on November 23, 2014. Star Flyer will take the following route: a voyage through the Panama Canal, San Andrés and Providencia (Colombia), George Town (Grand Cayman), Cienfuegos (Cuba), Casilda (Trinidad), Punta Francés, and Cayo Largo Cienfuegos (Cuba). Price per person starting at €2,060 for 9 nights or €3,150 for 14 nights (cruise only, without port charges).

Men, particularly navigators, have dreamed for centuries about finding a shorter route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, rather than the long route that bypasses South America.

This dream became a reality in 1914, with the official inauguration of the Panama Canal. The French were the first, in 1873, to try to build this waterway to 77km. This first attempt failed. The Americans were the ones who finished building it.

Source: Caribbean News