What to know before you go: Panama Canal has reopened.
Panama is no longer closed.
Panama City is open for business.
What to do when you get there: The Panama Canal is a waterway that carries around 3.4 million cubic meters of water every day, about a third of the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
The canal’s main channel carries more than 1,200 miles of shoreline and can carry about 90 million tons of cargo each day.
The Canal’s length and width range from 1,600 miles to 4,400 miles.
Panama has more than 90 cruise ships operating on the Canal.
There are also about 4,000 cruise ships and more than 60 yacht clubs.
The Panama City-Bolivia route is about 3,000 miles long.
In 2018, a new canal project is being built, which is expected to be completed in 2022.
The new project will create about 300 new hotels and other accommodations for cruise ship passengers and their guests, and will create more than 600 jobs for local and international workers.
Travelers will have a new, better-quality and less crowded cruise experience, with better facilities, improved safety measures and a new schedule of scheduled cruise ships.
For more information, visit www.panama.gov/coastal_coast.