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Old 05-30-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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DCL to Hawaii?

Hoping that DCL will visit Hawaii in 2015. Anyone else think this is a possibility?

My 10 year wedding anniversary is July 2015 and I sure would love to book a Hawaiian cruise!
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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This comes up from time to time.

I would also like to go in 2015.

One of the limiting factors may be the Panama Canal. Currently the Wonder just fits. The Wonder will more than likely get a new duck tail to make her more stable like the Magic is getting.

If they add the duck tail to the back of the ship it won't be back to the pacific till they finish the new locks for bigger ships.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:43 AM   #3
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I don't understand what a duck tail is. I thought the Wonder and Magic were already identical? (I've sailed both and they felt equally stable) If they make all of their ships unable to go through the Panama Canal then would Alaska also be off the schedule? Of course then they may need to base a ship on the west coast all of the time
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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I hope that DCL returns to Hawaii in 2015. I've heard nothing but positive reviews about the previous cruises.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:45 AM   #5
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They are sister ships.
The Magic is about to Dry Dock and is slated to be lengthened by the addition of a ducktail.
If the Wonder gets the same addition when she dry docs she wont fit in the current PC locs.

We probably wont see a Disney ship again till the PC opens its' new bigger locs if this happens.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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It is unlikely there would be a cruise to Hawaii in July. The ship is usually in Alaska all summer. Because the Magic was also on the west coast in 2012, DCL brought the Magic back in Sept and left the Wonder on the west coast until Dec. It's not likely to happen again any time soon.

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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If anyone has any links to trip reports that be fab
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:26 PM   #8
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I was on the Hawaii Cruise last spring and did a trip report on my blog.
I did a different blog post for each day with pictures. Just go to 2012 and the Hawaii cruise blog starts under May.
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I hope they bring the Hawaii cruise back. I enjoyed it and would consider doing it again.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #9
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I am hopeful of another Hawaii cruise as well...that would be a great trip!
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #10
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We were on the first DCL Hawaii cruise and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. There is so much to do that we could what we missed. I know we were on the first PC cruise and it took awhile for them to sail it again. Give it time, I bet they go back to Hawaii.
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I'm hoping for Hawaii again too! Since there is not Hawaii itinerary listed for 2014, we'll have to hope for a 2015! The new improved bigger locks for the panama canal were supposed to be ready in 2014 but have been delayed about 8 months, so now they should open in 2015 (we hope). Since the Wonder's drydock is fall 2014, she would be able to go throught the old panama canal anytime before her drydock. After the wonder drydock in Fall 2014, all 4 DCL ships will be too long for the old locks at the panama canal (or so I've heard), but they could fit through once the new locks open in 2015. That only leaves us with a short gap with no ships fitting through... Lets stay optimistic and hope they send a ship back to Hawaii!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #12
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I'm hoping for Hawaii again too! Since there is not Hawaii itinerary listed for 2014, we'll have to hope for a 2015! The new improved bigger locks for the panama canal were supposed to be ready in 2014 but have been delayed about 8 months, so now they should open in 2015 (we hope). Since the Wonder's drydock is fall 2014, she would be able to go throught the old panama canal anytime before her drydock. After the wonder drydock in Fall 2014, all 4 DCL ships will be too long for the old locks at the panama canal (or so I've heard), but they could fit through once the new locks open in 2015. That only leaves us with a short gap with no ships fitting through... Lets stay optimistic and hope they send a ship back to Hawaii!!
Well, we don't know for sure that the Wonder will be lengthened during her dry dock. Most likely yes, but the option is there to delay that part of the dry dock until the next time, if they wish.

The new locks are scheduled to open (we hope) in April 2015. That cuts it a little close for DCL to go ahead and lengthen the Wonder (with their fingers crossed) in anticipation that she will be able to use them. If the new lock opening is delayed (again) DCL would have to scramble for Wonder's summer season (of course, we're all assuming that the Wonder will be coming back for Alaska again in 2015).

My hope is that DCL will do Hawaii again. I think they should have a Hawaii cruise at either the beginning of the Alaska season or the end. Maybe financially it would be more feasible to alternate which end of the Alaska season the Hawaii cruise would be on from year to year.

Please DCL - continue with Alaska, that way Pacific coastals as well as Hawaii is always a possibility.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #13
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According to what u had read she will be a tad longer aftrt dry dock???

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #14
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Sorry I ment what I read

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