A Journey Through the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal – Episode 193

Take a trip with us through the Panama Canal’s Gatun Locks aboard the Island Princess. You’ll see just how a cruise ship gets through the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal and get to see how its a very tight squeeze for other ships.

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11 comments on “A Journey Through the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal – Episode 193”

  1. Kathy Poche says:

    Very interesting video (as always). Glad to see that familiar face again, though I am sure you were glad to have it out in the cold weather. Great question this week! As far as the bucket list goes, I am a HUGE history geek – so, I want to travel to Egypt and see the pyramids, go to Greece and Rome to see all the ancient ruins from civilizations past. Maybe even hit Mexico to visit the Mayan ruins. Cannot wait to see the bloopers!


  2. Nick says:

    Hey Rick,
    You look like a whole new you. I have got used to the beard. The video was great. I like seeing the canal. I liked that the Island Princess an a cargo ship was going through. I also liked the view of Gatuin Lake. See you next week.
    P.S. Fact. The Oasis of the Seas is the longest cruise ship in the world. At 1,186 feet it is 304 feet longer than Titanic.


  3. Sara says:

    I love watching your videos. Going thought the canal is cool. When I lived I Seattle I use to go to the Ballard Lock to watch the boats. It’s something to see. I don’t have a bucket list I like to play it by ear.


  4. Bob Nordmark says:

    Hey Rick and Leslie,

    I enjoyed the video. You both looked happy and relaxed. I think going on cruise would be really good for me. It is already on my bucket list. At the top of my bucket list is to go to Europe. I have wanted to there since I was 15 years old. Today I turned 57 and still haven’t made to Europe. But I am determined to there–someday.

    Rick, man to man–I think you look better and younger without the beard.

    See you next week.



  5. Jeanne Cundiff says:

    Hey Rick!
    That was amazing. I have seen the locks here in Ohio when I was a little girl but this is huge in comparison. I can’t believe how “Snug” it is. Loved the rainbows. I have been lucky enough to go to Spain and France; I would like to see England, Scotland and Italy someday. I don’t know how it is going to happen!
    Thanks for the great video!


  6. John Broadwater says:

    Wonderful show just enjoy the canal. My bucket list is to go to every Disney Park, Every Disney Cruise and do some of the Adventures by Disney it would be a wonderful time.Thanks for all the great shows.


  7. Mary Callahan says:

    Oh what a wonderful show!! Such a great trip and I hope to go to the Panama Canal some day. On my bucket list: Parasailing at the Contemporary Resort!!
    I just can’t seem to muster up the courage!! But your show has given me that push I needed.! Travelwithrick is my great escape, as usual and has helped me through some much needed escapes!!
    Thanks for always being there!!
    Marya Callahan


  8. Steven says:

    great video & what a nice change of pace! we’ve done a couple of cruises—my wife isn’t a big fan—too bad because my kids & myself included really enjoy cruising! i’m going to talk her into 1 day doing the 15 day cruise to hawaii! maybe after we retire & start working for you rick! anyways, get back to epcot & check out all the food booths for us during flower & garden festival because we need some tips for our trip this april! thx for all your effort & “hard” work you do for us! take care….steven


  9. Brother Joseph Rock says:

    Hello Rick. I do not have anything to answer to the question of the week. Sorry. Great work as usual.


  10. Penny Serrato says:

    I liked your beard, but I like you without it too. My bucket list of places I want to go is long but here are my top 3: Egypt I want to see the Pyramids, Italy I actually want to spend a year or more there to get a real taste of the culture. Ireland I just think it’s a beautiful place and my Grandfather was born there.
    I loved the Panama Canal video, it is so cool to see how they move the ships. Those little land tugs look like a roller coaster ride LOL.


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