Starting August 31, 2021 and through September 11, 2021 the Canal will be conducting a series of maintenance works at Miraflores locks. Canal capacity could be impacted during this period and delays may extend for days after completion of the required work, and as the canal deals with the accumulated queue of ships. Our customers are strongly advised and encouraged to apply early for booking. This in order to secure a reserved slot and avoid potential delay. Be advised booking availability is limited, and during periods of maintenance, the demand for booked slots experiences a dramatic increase, even weeks before the actual work commences. Your best bet is to apply early on. Applying less than 25-30 days in advance to arrival poses significant risk as it may already be too late to succeed in securing a booked slot. During maintenance periods Non-Booked vessels can and have experienced delays of up to 14 days.