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Old 06-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #16
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They better have Alaska in 2015. That's when we are planning on going!
I'm sure that will be taken into consideration
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:05 PM   #17
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If you want to go to Alaska on DCL I think you better go next year. I say as of now zero chance of them there in 2015. I know that is a bold statement but I will explain why i say that. First off there is no reason to think they will not do the same stuff to the Wonder as they are doing to the Magic. They are trying to make the old ships more in line with the new ones. That being said, the Wonder will be getting her 20 extra feet in length. Also since by law the Wonder must go to dry dock next year,l it will be somewhere on the east cost or maybe even Europe because the Wonder is heading back to PC next Sept. then disappears from the schedule in Oct. Second the expansion project is not months but years behind schedule. It was already supposed to be done. I talked to the retired canal pilot that DCL brought on in the Outlook Cafe the night we were anchored outside the canal on this years WBPC. I asked him if he had heard through his connections at the canal the status of the project. He said it looks like 15-17 months after the Oct 2014 date as of now. I asked cause I was really hoping to do another Hawaii cruise with DCL in 2015. Even that looks like its not going to happen. I will end with this. I hope this post is wrong and it is done by 2014 , but I am not holding my breath.
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If you want to go to Alaska on DCL I think you better go next year. I say as of now zero chance of them there in 2015. I know that USA bold statement but I will explain why i say that. First off there is no reason to think they will not do the same stuff to the Wonder as they are doing to the Magic. They are trying to make the old ships more in line with the new ones. That being said, the Wonder will be getting her 20 extra feet in length. Also since by law the Wonder must go to dry dock next year,l it will be somewhere on the east cost or maybe even Europe because the Wonder is heading back to PC next Sept. then disappears from the schedule in Oct. Second the expansion project is not months but years behind schedule. It was already supposed to be done. I talked to the retired canal pilot that DCL brought on in the Outlook Cafe the night we were anchored outside the canal on this years WBPC. I asked him if he had heard through his connections at the canal the status of the project. He said it looks like 15-17 months after the Oct 2014 date as of now. I asked cause I was really hoping to do another Hawaii cruise with DCL in 2015. Even that looks like its not going to happen. I will end with this. I hope this post is wrong and it is done by 2014 , but I am not holding my breath.
NO, NO, NO, NO It wont be true, it wont be true. My heart is breaking say it aint so.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #19
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NO, NO, NO, NO It wont be true, it wont be true. My heart is breaking say it aint so.
So sorry. I was just as upset as you, but it's out of my control.

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Thank you! Any other testimonials?
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Weather: We went to Alaska last month (on another cruise line) and the weather was great, so I'm going to say it is sometimes unpredictable. We were expecting rain and wind in every port, but only had it one port. We had 60s in the other ports. A little warm for May.
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Part of the probelm with the expansion is that they can not dredge during the rainy months. So they can only work on parts of the canal a little at a time and blasting has to be done inbetween ships. I saw this on the history some time ago. I think that is part of the dealy. The hundred year ani is also in August of 2015
August 2014 is the anniversary; the eastern locks had 1913 on the buildings. They aren't going to make it. Our speaker on the recent EBPC cruise doesn't think they'll make 2015 either and will most likely be 2016.

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