PanamaPanama City Panama Canal Allison Sherman Posted onApril 29, 2015December 22, 2016 Leave a Comment 890 Views Big ships!! Really big ships!! The Panama Canal is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Such a fascinating history. Mom and I had a great time and Marc was a great guide once again. At this point the cruise ship was in the locks already and this container ship was headed in. You can’t see it but there are a bunch of ships all in all in a line ready to come in next. — with Marc Vargas. Big container ship in the last chamber of the Miraflores locks, headed to San Pedro locks next. This is the first ship we saw come through, a cruise ship. Relatively small, Marc says. You can see all the space at the front and back ends that could be taken up if the boat was bigger. Whoa. Container ship in one lane, another one headed into the other lane. Sometimes both lanes go in one direction other times they go opposite.