One of the world's greatest engineering achievements has become a major cruise destination. This edition has been extensively updated and revised to add new Caribbean ports as well as information on and maps of the cruise lines private islands. Also includes updated and expanded information on shore excursions in Panama, including the thrilling Panama Canal Railway. The front section of the book covers the history and unique geography of the Panama Canal, with details of passing sights and full-colour photos and maps. A full description of the construction of the canal with drawings and archival photographs makes the story of the canal come alive. This is an unforgettable cruise and any reader taking this cruise will want this book.