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Old 09-02-2013, 02:34 PM   #226
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Hello Panama Canal cruisers, I'm not on this cruise, but me and my wife did this cruise on the Wonder back in December of last year, and we had a great time. It was an awesome cruise. All the different entertainment (the surprise for me was the crew talent show), the menus, it was all fantastic. We had a retired Pilot (Captain Puckett), who gave lectures each day before we went through the canal, and I missed his first couple of lectures in the Walt Disney Theater, because I thought it might be just boring facts. But let me tell you, I was wrong. I finally went, and he was very interesting. I learned so much about the history of the canal, what pilots do, how they get on the ship, and how much Disney had to pay to cross the canal. (I was shocked at the cost) Hope you guys have a great time!
(my picture below proves, there's not much room for error in a lock for the Disney Wonder)
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:49 PM   #227
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I think the chocolate tasting would be awesome!
The chocolate tasting was amazing, we did the first one in May 2013 on the WBTC.

Mike and Tracy from Edinburgh,Scotland and our friends Susan & John from Aberdeen will be joining us for their first Disney cruise,

I see some familiar names from May 2013 andlook forward to seeing you again ttxx
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@TobyJasper1970 --- do your friends from Aberdeen know our friends from Aberdeen ? Wendy & her "mum" Doreen MacGregor? We sailed with them on our first Disney Cruise back in 2004 and have kept in touch with them ever since. They are huge Disney fans!
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@BigJon...do you have any Navigators from your PC cruise or menus? Would love to see some updated Navigators and menus.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:10 PM   #230
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Here's the front cover of the Voyage Navigator. (more to follow.....)
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Inside of Voyage Navigator (left side)
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #233
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And finally, the back cover...
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:19 AM   #234
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:15 AM   #235
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@TobyJasper1970 --- do your friends from Aberdeen know our friends from Aberdeen ? Wendy & her "mum" Doreen MacGregor? We sailed with them on our first Disney Cruise back in 2004 and have kept in touch with them ever since. They are huge Disney fans!
I will check with th them and let you know if it is truly a small world ttxx
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Here's the front cover of the Voyage Navigator. (more to follow.....)
Thanks for the Navigator. Looks like lots of fun things to do on board.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:25 AM   #237
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..... And looking forward to sailing on her again through the Panama Canal. Our first DCL experience was aboard the Dream, which is a gorgeous ship. We were curious to see how the Wonder would stack up. Even though she is an older ship, her smaller size made it easier to learn our way around.... not to mention fewer steps to get where we wanted to go!

We were in Cabin 6132, which was ideally located close to aft elevators/stairs..... a quick trip up to Deck 9 for the buffet, other casual food venues and the SOFT-SERVE. Even in Alaska, the soft-serve always had customers.

We'll be in a different cabin for the Panama cruise, but as luck would have it my brother-in-law and his wife will be in that cabin on the cruise. We hid a little note in the cabin. It'll be interesting to see if it's found or not before the cruise.

The crew and cast members were wonderful, which was to be expected. While not as glitzy as the Dream, the Wonder has a charm of her own. We especially loved the Cadillac Lounge. We took in a few movies while onboard. Planes was the featured entertainment in the Walt Disney Theater one night, and we also watched Monster's University, Lincoln, and The Long Ranger in the Buena Vista Theater. The Lone Ranger may have been panned by reviewers, but we loved it! Johnny Depp as Tonto is priceless. Those who wanted to see something true to the 1950 TV series will be disappointed.... Tonto is the hero in this one. A really fun movie if you just go with the flow.

We enjoyed every minute of the Alaska trip. I can see us going back someday. But now we'll be looking forward to Caribbean cruise on the Ruby Princess in March 2014, followed by the Disney Panama one following in September. Life is good

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Old 09-03-2013, 07:33 AM   #238
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Hello Panama Canal cruisers, I'm not on this cruise, but me and my wife did this cruise on the Wonder back in December of last year, and we had a great time. It was an awesome cruise. All the different entertainment (the surprise for me was the crew talent show), the menus, it was all fantastic. We had a retired Pilot (Captain Puckett), who gave lectures each day before we went through the canal, and I missed his first couple of lectures in the Walt Disney Theater, because I thought it might be just boring facts. But let me tell you, I was wrong. I finally went, and he was very interesting. I learned so much about the history of the canal, what pilots do, how they get on the ship, and how much Disney had to pay to cross the canal. (I was shocked at the cost) Hope you guys have a great time!
(my picture below proves, there's not much room for error in a lock for the Disney Wonder)
THANKS BigJon for the picture of the Wonder going thru the Panama Canal!!! And, also, of the pictures of the navigators. These were Great to see, again thanks for sharing them with us. If you have any others you wouldn't mind sharing with us, we would love to see them.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #239
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well i think im now for 98% sure im booking this cruise im waiting for flight prices to be released then i will book this one
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:52 AM   #240
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well i think im now for 98% sure im booking this cruise im waiting for flight prices to be released then i will book this one
It is definitely worth it!!!
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