99 Fuerte Amador (Balboa) Cruise Reviews

Took the tour of the Locks, and overview of the old city. The locks were interesting, but they spend too much time in the old city. Would have preferred to spend som time in modern Panama City.
Took the tour of the Locks, and overview of the old city. The locks were interesting, but they spend too much time in the old city. Would have preferred to spend som time in modern Panama City. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We enjoyed see a little of Panama while traveling on bus to Agua Clara. The second stop was at a museum and movie that gave a very good overview of the history/construction of the Panama Canal.
We enjoyed see a little of Panama while traveling on bus to Agua Clara. The second stop was at a museum and movie that gave a very good overview of the history/construction of the Panama Canal. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This tour gave us a good feel of the city. We also visited Old Town Panama and made some stops. Our tour guide was excellent and gave us lots of knowledge about the city.
This tour gave us a good feel of the city. We also visited Old Town Panama and made some stops. Our tour guide was excellent and gave us lots of knowledge about the city. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Six of us picked up a minivan tour on the dock....taken to most touristy places around the area and up into the forest. Great tour, stopped off for lunch and shopping and wifi!
Six of us picked up a minivan tour on the dock....taken to most touristy places around the area and up into the forest. Great tour, stopped off for lunch and shopping and wifi! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
You definitely can tell that Panama has a lot more money that Cartagena has, as this tender port was beautiful and very clean. The landscapiing and new parks, family picnicing and walking areas were so nice. Our tour consisted of a visit ... Read More
You definitely can tell that Panama has a lot more money that Cartagena has, as this tender port was beautiful and very clean. The landscapiing and new parks, family picnicing and walking areas were so nice. Our tour consisted of a visit to the Mira Flores Locks Visitor Center which is really well done. We enjoyed the Museum part of this tour very much. We then continued on to the second portion of the tour which was a visit to the Old City of Panama. The buildings in this walled city have been beautifully restored. If you go, notice all of the varied styles of Wrought Iron. Reminds me so much of New Orleans, LA or Savannah, GA. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
The tour description changed after we were on the ship (we were notified by a paper left in the cabin), so the tour ended up with a lot less walking and a lot more time on the bus, but I enjoyed the trip. We had a 1.5 hour walking tour of ... Read More
The tour description changed after we were on the ship (we were notified by a paper left in the cabin), so the tour ended up with a lot less walking and a lot more time on the bus, but I enjoyed the trip. We had a 1.5 hour walking tour of the colonial area. The guide walked fast and the sidewalks aren't great so this isn't a good tour for those with walking difficulties. Then we had a nice drive past the fish market, the ruins of the pre-colonial city, the new city skyscrapers, the fenced edge of the canal zone, and the outside of the Gehri museum. The bus was completely full, so people traveling alone had to share seats. Good tour but would be nicer with fewer people on the bus. The only bathroom possibility that I noticed was at the church. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We had planned to visit Our Pueblecito museum which we read about on trip advisor. When we went to the taxi stand, the man called over another driver who said he would take us for $20USD. I knew it wasn't far and said it was too much. ... Read More
We had planned to visit Our Pueblecito museum which we read about on trip advisor. When we went to the taxi stand, the man called over another driver who said he would take us for $20USD. I knew it wasn't far and said it was too much. He argued and stuck to his price. My husband said we shouldn't waste time and just go. We went. It wasn't far, although the traffic was bad. We enjoyed the tour, but it contained similar things to what we have in our historical museums. The setting was lovely. There was a taxi in the parking lot. That driver said he would take us back for $6USD. I knew the first guy was ripping us off. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Visited the new and larger locks on the canal, watched huge ships transit and has intriguing views old old and new Panama.
Visited the new and larger locks on the canal, watched huge ships transit and has intriguing views old old and new Panama. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Taxi tour of the city : Panama Viejo and the older part of town, interesting.
Taxi tour of the city : Panama Viejo and the older part of town, interesting. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
After my wife's fall in Cartagena, she was not up to riding a bus or doing much walking so I took a shore excursion. It was great, although the tour ran off the rails and we were two hours late getting back aboard ship. I would ... Read More
After my wife's fall in Cartagena, she was not up to riding a bus or doing much walking so I took a shore excursion. It was great, although the tour ran off the rails and we were two hours late getting back aboard ship. I would recommend the trip to the indigenous peoples' village. Top notch! Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
did a half day tour with ship, it was rainy soi think our walk thru old town was curtailed, we could have done more
did a half day tour with ship, it was rainy soi think our walk thru old town was curtailed, we could have done more Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We liked the Panama anchorage and I had a terrific private guide with probably one of the most experienced birding guides in the country. Friendly, helpful people.
We liked the Panama anchorage and I had a terrific private guide with probably one of the most experienced birding guides in the country. Friendly, helpful people. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Independent tour with Van and driver. Saw highlights of Old and new Panama incl. lunch at the local fish market.
Independent tour with Van and driver. Saw highlights of Old and new Panama incl. lunch at the local fish market. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We took the tour to see the new locks and found it very interesting. We got to watch the full locking process of a huge LNG carrier. Afterward we went to the Frank Ghery Biomuseum which was well worth the stop.
We took the tour to see the new locks and found it very interesting. We got to watch the full locking process of a huge LNG carrier. Afterward we went to the Frank Ghery Biomuseum which was well worth the stop. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Great port. Did a Hop on/off bus tour which was good for the value $20 to stay on bus, $25 to hop off. Downtown very congested and not worth seeing except for the other areas.
Great port. Did a Hop on/off bus tour which was good for the value $20 to stay on bus, $25 to hop off. Downtown very congested and not worth seeing except for the other areas. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Too much time being driven around the abandoned US bases and not enough time at the New Locks which is the purpose of the tour.
Too much time being driven around the abandoned US bases and not enough time at the New Locks which is the purpose of the tour. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Honestly it was such a short visit, it was a blur. The only memory is the stifling hot transfer boat. The operators should open all the windows below deck especially when the temp is in the upper 80s.
Honestly it was such a short visit, it was a blur. The only memory is the stifling hot transfer boat. The operators should open all the windows below deck especially when the temp is in the upper 80s. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017

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