US$ 331,200

@suhail1 (940)
Manila, Philippines
January 12, 2017 6:56pm CST
Panama canal has been always an engineering marvel to me. The hardwork and determination to make this canal was something incredible.Thousands of lives was given away during the construction of this engineering marvel. This canal has made the journey from pacific to the atlantic a much easier one compared to the old route all the way around south America. I was not aware of the toll to be paid while crossing this canal until today. Even if I knew there was a toll, I would not have even guessed close to the ridiculous amounts of money each vessel pay during crossing. The amount is calculated on various factors, but a large container or cruise ship on an average pays somewhere around 200 000 to 300 000 US$.The most expensive toll fee ever paid was by the Disney Cruise Ship on 16 May 2008 of USD 331,200 for one West to East passage. Would you have guessed the toll to be such high?
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13 Jan 17
very profitable
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan 17
is should be haha
@franxav (5423)
13 Jan 17
They could reduce the toll that more ships could pass through the canal. That would only bring them more money.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan 17
canal is at its full capacity most of the times
@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 17
I didn't know that. While it seems high I'm sure the cost is part of what the passengers pay for their journey on the ship.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Jan 17
for sure they gonna charge from us
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@zebra2222 (5171)
• United States
13 Jan 17
That sounds like a lot f money for a toll.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan 17
I was stunned to know this fact
@Kandae11 (40289)
13 Jan 17
That is a lot of money.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan 17
I wonder how much does each journey a vessel makes