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Old 06-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #316
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We aren't on this cruise but we did do it in 2013. Wanted to offer a suggestion for the day you transit the canal. Book Palo brunch that day. Great views from air conditioned comfort while you sail across the lake.
That is a good idea if you want to do brunch. This time they cordoned off the area at the back behind Palo's so the view was unobstructed by other cruisers walking round or standing there. We were annoyed as we were wanting to walk round for exercise but good for those eating of course.

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Thanks for advice re Palo on the Panama cruise. We have booked a Palo brunch in just over 2 weeks on the Alaskan cruise. Have heard the views from there of the ice fields is amazing. No doubt the views through the Panama Canal are also amazing... Can't believe how tight the ship is going through at some points.
Yes it is about 2 ft either side. We did scrape a few times this time but not too deep. It was all painted again at the next port of call.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #317
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Can't believe how tight the ship is going through at some points.
Here is a pic of how close you get. This was taken on this years cruise on the Wonder.


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Old 06-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #318
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For this years cruise I wanted to do brunch on Canal day. I was talked out of it by being remained about the amazing BBQ they always do. Glad I was not insistent. Those Steaks and sausage were amazing. Maybe the best steaks I had all cruise. As nice as the views might be, I don't think I would want to do brunch on the Canal day. I don't want to miss that BBQ that I know they will do on the day we transit.

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #319
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The last few pages were a lot to catch up; I have check-in more frequently.
Welcome to all who recently joined our group! Palo brunch during canal transit is a must - we had an incredible view of the storm & the lake.

I can't wait to see our incredible tablemates, but I just found out I'm sick. Barring complications or chemotherapy or restrictions, I hope to meet in319 days! Thanks for the pixie dust
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #320
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Here is a pic of how close you get. This was taken on this years cruise on the Wonder.


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Great photo, better than the one we took in Diversions!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #321
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:29 AM   #323
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For this years cruise I wanted to do brunch on Canal day. I was talked out of it by being remained about the amazing BBQ they always do. Glad I was not insistent. Those Steaks and sausage were amazing. Maybe the best steaks I had all cruise. As nice as the views might be, I don't think I would want to do brunch on the Canal day. I don't want to miss that BBQ that I know they will do on the day we transit.

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Am I right in thinking the transit day BBQ was out on deck on previous cruises. I did feel having it on deck gave a more party atmosphere though I do understand why they now do it at the back of Beach Blanket. That rain was sure welcome but it was better most were inside eating rather out on the open deck.

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The last few pages were a lot to catch up; I have check-in more frequently.
Welcome to all who recently joined our group! Palo brunch during canal transit is a must - we had an incredible view of the storm & the lake.

I can't wait to see our incredible tablemates, but I just found out I'm sick. Barring complications or chemotherapy or restrictions, I hope to meet in319 days! Thanks for the pixie dust
I am sorry to hear about your illness. I will pray for quick healing. The cruise will be the best recuperation!
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The last few pages were a lot to catch up; I have check-in more frequently.
Welcome to all who recently joined our group! Palo brunch during canal transit is a must - we had an incredible view of the storm & the lake.

I can't wait to see our incredible tablemates, but I just found out I'm sick. Barring complications or chemotherapy or restrictions, I hope to meet in319 days! Thanks for the pixie dust
best wishes for your recovery!

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The last few pages were a lot to catch up; I have check-in more frequently.
Welcome to all who recently joined our group! Palo brunch during canal transit is a must - we had an incredible view of the storm & the lake.

I can't wait to see our incredible tablemates, but I just found out I'm sick. Barring complications or chemotherapy or restrictions, I hope to meet in319 days! Thanks for the pixie dust
Nothing but positive vibes coming your way.I pray you w ill be alright in time for the cruise, as if it would be a great pleasure meeting you at the DIS meet. Have a great day.
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The last few pages were a lot to catch up; I have check-in more frequently.
Welcome to all who recently joined our group! Palo brunch during canal transit is a must - we had an incredible view of the storm & the lake.

I can't wait to see our incredible tablemates, but I just found out I'm sick. Barring complications or chemotherapy or restrictions, I hope to meet in319 days! Thanks for the pixie dust
Hi Brixton!

We'll be thinking about you. Take care of yourself so you can join us.
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The last few pages were a lot to catch up; I have check-in more frequently.
Welcome to all who recently joined our group! Palo brunch during canal transit is a must - we had an incredible view of the storm & the lake.

I can't wait to see our incredible tablemates, but I just found out I'm sick. Barring complications or chemotherapy or restrictions, I hope to meet in319 days! Thanks for the pixie dust
Thinking of you and sending well-wishes your way!
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #328
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Thanks to everyone for the heads up on flying into FLL. I tried something new, which is buying our airfare 330 days out (as soon as the itinerary became available). Usually, I don't plan trips this far in advance haha.

Anyway, I was able to get a great price! HNL-FLL, then SAN-HNL for $695 each. Won't get any cheaper than that! Score!!!
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Thanks to everyone for the heads up on flying into FLL. I tried something new, which is buying our airfare 330 days out (as soon as the itinerary became available). Usually, I don't plan trips this far in advance haha.

Anyway, I was able to get a great price! HNL-FLL, then SAN-HNL for $695 each. Won't get any cheaper than that! Score!!!
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Thanks to everyone for the heads up on flying into FLL. I tried something new, which is buying our airfare 330 days out (as soon as the itinerary became available). Usually, I don't plan trips this far in advance haha.

Anyway, I was able to get a great price! HNL-FLL, then SAN-HNL for $695 each. Won't get any cheaper than that! Score!!!

Excellent. I always think once you have the airfares you really are going!!
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