Fuerte Amador cruises

The fast-growing city of Fuerte Amador lies at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal on a peninsular jutting out from Balboa. It has a marina and a yacht club, and lies close to Panama City, which is on the other side of Ancon Hill. But, if relaxation and shopping is not your thing, you can easily head into Panama City to explore its atmospheric old quarter, Casco Viejo – a warren of streets lined with fine French and Spanish colonial houses and site of a neo Classical palace.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Miraflores Locks by Night

    Discover the mechanics and incredible engineering feat of the Panama Canal and the fascinating tales of its construction and operation.

    Miraflores Locks by Night

    Visit the Miraflores Visitors Pavilion, located at the last set of locks a ship must transit before entering the Pacific Ocean or the first en route to the Atlantic. This tour will give you an opportunity to observe the Miraflores Locks in night-time operation. You'll be shown a brief film about the Panama Canal and observe the impressive scale model. Your guide will explain the process of a vessel transit, and, during your time here, you may even see one pass through under the floodlights.

    At the Visitors Pavilion, you’ll have time to see the Exhibition Centre on the east side of the Miraflores. The exhibitions include historical Canal artefacts, interactive modules and video presentations. You’ll see 4 exhibition halls, organised by themes such as Canal History, Water - Source of Life, The Canal in Action and The Canal of the World.


    There are 20 steps to negotiate at the Lock lookout. There is an elevator and escalator within the exhibition. Food will not be served on this tour, therefore you are advised to enjoy your meal on board prior to departing.

    Tour code

    PA6_012

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Panama Canal by Night

    Delve into the fascinating past of this city located between 2 oceans and learn of its historical significance.

    Panama Canal by Night

    Take in the sights of Panama City, from its towering skyscrapers to the historical colonial city. Travel to Old Panama, founded on 15 August, 1519 by Pedro Arias Davila. Panama became a terminal for the only route between the two oceans and a vital communication link between Spain and its colonies in the Pacific. The city was destroyed by fire, but ruins of the cathedral, the bishop’s house and many other structures still remain. Enjoy a guided walk amongst these impressive illuminated ruins.

    Travel along the famous Balboa Avenue through Panama’s financial district en route to Casco Antiguo – Colonial Panama. It is here that the city was rebuilt in 1673 after the original settlements were destroyed. Your guide will describe the history and architecture of this beautiful place, that is a blend of Spanish, French and Italian styles.


    This excursion operates by coach and on foot. There will be approximately 60 minutes of walking and standing involved in this tour. There are some uneven surfaces and it will be dark. In the older parts of the city the lighting levels can be low. As a result this tour is not recommended for passengers who are visually impaired and those that have walking difficulties. The transfer time from Balboa to Panama is approximately 15 minutes. The order of highlights may vary. Food will not be served on this tour, therefore you are advised to enjoy your meal on board prior to departing.

    Tour code

    PA6_011

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours