Colon (Cristobal) Panama Railway Excursion Reviews

Take a ride on the refurbished Panama Railway from the Pacific to the Atlantic. It rides parallel to the infamous Canal, and offers a great view in luxuriously paneled railway cars.
Enjoyed the tour.
Sail Date: December 2012
Enjoyed the tour. Very informative. Rather expensive, but most cruise tours are. We got a snack box, but thought it was supposed to be a lunch. Long tour with no food.
Enjoyed the tour. Very informative. Rather expensive, but most cruise tours are. We got a snack box, but thought it was supposed to be a lunch. Long tour with no food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Good if you like railroad journeys.
Sail Date: December 2012
Good if you like railroad journeys. Not all that many views of the canal itself, and would like a little more time in Panama City. Colon itself is a dump; I don't recommend venturing outside here unless you are with an organized
Good if you like railroad journeys. Not all that many views of the canal itself, and would like a little more time in Panama City. Colon itself is a dump; I don't recommend venturing outside here unless you are with an organized group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice bus trip to Panama City and then Train back to Colon.
Sail Date: December 2012
Nice bus trip to Panama City and then Train back to Colon. We took the dome car and saw a lot of countryside. Would recommend it.
Nice bus trip to Panama City and then Train back to Colon. We took the dome car and saw a lot of countryside. Would recommend it. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Colon...Panama Canal RR Journey by Train & Bus....5 1/2 hours.
Sail Date: October 2012
Colon...Panama Canal RR Journey by Train & Bus....5 1/2 hours. We opted for the less expensive trip (we didn't have the glass roof viewing). Boarded bus for 15 minute ride to train. Onto the train which has seats with tables ... Read More
Colon...Panama Canal RR Journey by Train & Bus....5 1/2 hours. We opted for the less expensive trip (we didn't have the glass roof viewing). Boarded bus for 15 minute ride to train. Onto the train which has seats with tables and there is a restroom on the train. Chips, soda, Panama beer ($2.00) etc. available on the train. Nice ride thru the rainforest/along the waterways and canal. When we got off the train to get onto the bus again we were given a bottle of water and a "snack box" that included Pringles, raisins, peanuts, cookies and candy. (I understand that the more expensive version got sandwiches.) Rode bus to Flamenco Island Resort and had 25 min. to shop, eat and look around because for some reason we were unable to take the bus back to the ship...we had to ride the train back so don't know if we had our time at the resort cut short because of the train schedule or if this is the amount of time always allotted. Shops at resort seemed high priced and very, very tiny. Back to the ship where there are more stores, a bit better priced. We purchased hand painted feathers for $9.00+. HAVE TO HAVE CASH IN THESE SHOPS. Bars and cafes are here as well next to the dock. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The train trip was outstanding.
Sail Date: April 2012
The train trip was outstanding. The city tour was just OK. Colon, Panama (Is just a Freight Port w/Tourist Trap Shopping.
The train trip was outstanding. The city tour was just OK. Colon, Panama (Is just a Freight Port w/Tourist Trap Shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises