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Mexico & Panama Canal

Sombrero, tequila and the greatest Mayan culture – only these three reasons evoke the itch of taking an unforgettable Mexico cruise. And this is just a tiny part of all the breath-taking surprises this welcoming country has prepared for its guest. Already intrigued? Let’s go with us! The United Mexican States occupy the biggest part of the neck of land connecting the North America and the South America. Nearly 2 million km2 area, over 120 million inhabitants make Mexico one from the biggest and the most populated countries in the world. 60% of all Mexicans are Mestizos, 30% – the Indians. Over 90% of inhabitants speak only Spanish, and nearly 77% of them preach Catholicism. Mexico City is the capital of this economically developed country that is divided into 31 states and a Federal District. Archeologists have found the witnesses of the human’s presence in this region dating from the 20th millennium B.C. The territory of Mexico was inhabited by the mighty cultures of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Calakmuls, Teotihucans, and, of course, the Mayans, that reached incredible achievements in architecture, arts and crafts, mathematics and astronomy. The XII century is the period of origin of the great Aztec Civilization. First Spanish expedition visited Mexico in 1517. And 1519 became the beginning of the 300-years-long colonial period. Mexico received its independence in 1821. Mexico experiences tropical and subtropical types of climate. Weather conditions depend on the altitude. The average temperatures at the altitude of more than 2500 m above the sea may range from +2 °C in winter up to +15 °C in summer, while it never falls below +20 °C on the coastline, situated closer to the South. Precipitation’s level can be less than 300-600 mm per year in some regions of the country and reach about 1000 mm per year in the other ones. Such variable climatic conditions caused a huge diversity of vegetation. You’ll find here deserts, morasses, rainforests, savannas, foliage forests and even alpine meadows. So it’s just impossible to cover all amenity and multiplicity of this country in one trip. That’s why there are two different directions of the Mexico cruise deals. And you will certainly want to take both of them! You can make a trip along the Gulf of Mexico (the eastern coast) with heavenly Cozumel, Playa de Carmel and Cancun resorts and explore magnificent ancient ruins. A cruise along the Pacific (the western coast) will open you the sea gates of incredible welcoming Acapulco, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta with their pleasant weather conditions and bright life all year round. By the way, the total area of the Mexican islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of California and in the Caribbean Sea is about 6 thousand km2 – so you will definitely find your own piece of heaven! Wonderful towns, hospitable villages, gorgeous beaches, unique nature and plenty of exciting activities and points of interest are waiting for you in Mexico. You can plunge into the amazing world of Mexican history, culture and art while visiting the National Museum of Anthropology, the Academy of San Carlos, the Palace of Fine Arts, etc. You will absolutely fall in love with this country after being a spectator (or even a participant) of breath-taking rodeo, magic rituals, Mexican carnivals with their bright suits and fiery rhythms. Swimming with the dolphins and sea lions, whale watching, scuba diving, windsurfing – it’s just impossible to list all the opportunities you can choose during delightful Mexico cruises. Get ready to spicy cuisine and pleasant shopping, luxurious beach resorts and hideaways. And after enjoying the traditional Mexican atmosphere you just have to continue your travel and visit the miracle of engineering – the Panama Canal. Multitudinous Panama Canal cruise deals can be a one-day trip from Panama or become a part of extended cruise with other destinations. This Eight Wonder of the World was opened in 1914 and connects Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Near 15 000 ships pass through the 77 kilometers long canal each year. Mighty bridges, set of locks, fascinating sights of the Gatun Lake – your Panama Canal cruise will show you this astonishing man’s creation. Eye-catching landscapes, mind-bending adventures and indescribable atmosphere – that what you’ll get in Mexico and during the cruise Panama Canal.
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