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Old 02-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #3376
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We expect the Disney Wonder will go back to Alaska for the summer, which indicates another Panama Canal sailing sometime in May from Miami to California.
Oh, oh, oh!! Here's hoping for PC cruise that will be late enough in May for us to get on! Or early enough that we can be back in time for kids to make up two weeks of missed work!
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I so want to do the Panama Canal
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #3378
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I am ALL ABOUT IT, too! That is pretty much my dream cruise (other than the Med). Not sure why, but I really really really want to go through the locks. Like bucket list want to. haha
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I am ALL ABOUT IT, too! That is pretty much my dream cruise (other than the Med). Not sure why, but I really really really want to go through the locks. Like bucket list want to. haha
It is totally bucket list worthy! I was thrilled to be able to check it off mine. The locks were amazing to watch, the whole day was just such an experiance. This engineer was in LOVE! Also had some family history as my grandmother was born in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. I could share some pictures if anyone would like to see them.
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It is totally bucket list worthy! I was thrilled to be able to check it off mine. The locks were amazing to watch, the whole day was just such an experiance. This engineer was in LOVE! Also had some family history as my grandmother was born in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. I could share some pictures if anyone would like to see them.
YES! PICTURES!!! Can you also post how to convince their school to let the boys out of class for 2+ weeks AGAIN? haha
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We went on the EBPC in 2008 - it was fabulous - I've noticed that Disney no longer stops at Aruba as we did on that trip. We all loved Aruba. We had a dis group of over 200 people - it was such a fun time !!
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YES! PICTURES!!! Can you also post how to convince their school to let the boys out of class for 2+ weeks AGAIN? haha
Sell the learning experiance! My niece and nephew had to give a presentation to the whole school on the Panana Canal-it's history and how it works. They sat through each lecture series and loved it!

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We went on the EBPC in 2008 - it was fabulous - I've noticed that Disney no longer stops at Aruba as we did on that trip. We all loved Aruba. We had a dis group of over 200 people - it was such a fun time !!
That's correct, we didn't stop in Aruba. And honestly, I am glad we didn't. I do not like how their government handled Hatalee Halloway's disapperance and I am choosing not give them my tourism $ (even though I would love to dive there!)

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I am ALL ABOUT IT, too! That is pretty much my dream cruise (other than the Med). Not sure why, but I really really really want to go through the locks. Like bucket list want to. haha
Perhaps when they release the dates some of us will be able to sign up together!

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It is totally bucket list worthy! I was thrilled to be able to check it off mine. The locks were amazing to watch, the whole day was just such an experiance. This engineer was in LOVE! Also had some family history as my grandmother was born in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. I could share some pictures if anyone would like to see them.
Yes, please!

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Two hundred! Wow I would love to stop in Aruba some day. I have a friend who went there once and loved it.

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That's correct, we didn't stop in Aruba. And honestly, I am glad we didn't. I do not like how their government handled Hatalee Halloway's disapperance and I am choosing not give them my tourism $ (even though I would love to dive there!)

Great picture
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That's correct, we didn't stop in Aruba. And honestly, I am glad we didn't. I do not like how their government handled Hatalee Halloway's disapperance and I am choosing not give them my tourism $ (even though I would love to dive there!)

Love the picture!!
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Does anybody think the Wonder may do the WBTA next year? I can't see them sailing the Magic back empty though from it's summer in the Med? I have read the Wonder can undergo it's major dry dock like the Magic will this year on the West Coast?
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I don't sorry, I would go down the boring/non - creative route of having it made for me! I value my fingers as I am way too clumsy to use a sewing machine!
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That's correct, we didn't stop in Aruba. And honestly, I am glad we didn't. I do not like how their government handled Hatalee Halloway's disapperance and I am choosing not give them my tourism $ (even though I would love to dive there!)

Super cute picture! I talked to my mom and DH yesterday. We are going!
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Super cute picture! I talked to my mom and DH yesterday. We are going!
Awesome! Great choice! You will LOVE it. Make sure you sit through the lecture series, they are at 9:30AM but worth it and read the book The Path Between the Seas, start now as it is over 800 pages! I made a workbook for the kids with info on the canal and the countries were visited, if you would like a copy, PM me your email address and I can send it to you.
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I posted an excel list to the FB page listing those intersted in the private tours, if you haven't done so yet, can you please check and confirm the information?

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I started to look at other tour options since we were going to be in port for a long time and I wanted to do so much and Disney tours didn't offer all of it. Now I can see the Dolphin pods and see the Rock and the tunnels and st. Michaels Cave!
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Private tours tend to be a better ratio of ppl to "guides" and they generally cost less and can allow for a bit more flexibility.....not always, but sometimes....

Don't feel like a slacker, some aren't even into their ability to book online with DCL yet, we've got LOTS of time!
Thanks for the responses, guys! I still can't book with DCL (we're not even gold -- yet!), and I think that was part of the reason I hadn't really looked. I'm not even sure what to do -- so many choices.

Are there any "can't miss" tours on this sailing?
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