Panama Canal Cruise, 2002


This collection contains images taken in January 2002 on a cruise-tour from San Jose, Costa Rica. After two days in San Jose, we sailed from Caldera on Crystal Harmony through the Panama Canal to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I used a 5.2MP Minolta DiMAGE 7 for principal photography and a 2.1MP Canon Powershot A20 for incidental and candid photos. For underwater photos, I used the A20 in a waterproof case.

This is Flickr collection 72157644015018693.

  • Day 1: San Jose, Costa Rica : On our first day in San Jose, we took a tour of the city, which included the Britt Coffee Plantation and the National Theater.

  • Day 2: Outside San Jose : On our second day in San Jose, we ventured further afield, visiting the Poas Volcano National Park and exploring one of the many rivers in the area teeming with wildlife.

  • Day 3: Crystal Harmony : After two days in San Jose, we were bussed to Caldera, Costa Rica were we boarded the Crystal Harmony and headed south to Panama. Here are some photos of the ship taken throughout the cruise.

  • Day 5: Panama Canal : This morning, we arrived at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal, just outside Panama City. Ten hours later (4pm) we were through to Colon on the Atlantic end.

  • Day 7: Willemstad, Curaçao : After a rather rough day at sea, we docked in Curaçao this morning. Traveling by bus, we visited the Sea Aquarium, Hato Caves, and the Punda area of Willemstad.

  • Day 9: Antigua : After another day at sea, we docked in St. Johns, Antigua this morning. From there we sailed on the catamaran Tiami to Great Bird Island and snorkeled.

  • Day 10: St. Kitts : Docked in Basseterre and took an excursion to the historic Wingfield Estate

  • Day 11: St. Thomas/St. John : Docked at the Havensight pier on St. Thomas and then sailed on the catamaran Bolongo Bay to St John for snorkeling.

  • Day 14: Ft. Lauderdale : After two more days at sea, we arrive safely at Port Everglades to conclude our cruise.

To book or learn more about this travel experience, please visit the Crystal Cruises website