Disney Wonder November 8-22, 2019 Eastbound Panama Canal

aggiecruisers

Dessert FIRST!!!!
Joined
Nov 12, 2003
Just booked for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Our third DCL. Second PC crossing, did the Wonder back in 2013, looking forward to the new locks.
 

bobbiwoz

I'm happy to dance with you!
Joined
Aug 26, 2003
Mentioning again to ignite interest! Still, a long way away.:)


Interest in Local Candy/Snack Exchange

bobbiwoz
emt9e
Ainslee
Disnep
Andy and Mary Reno NV
 

aggiecruisers

Dessert FIRST!!!!
Joined
Nov 12, 2003
So we sent a request to join the group for this cruise on that site that shall remain nameless. Have not heard back, is anyone else apart of that group?
 
  • bobbiwoz

    I'm happy to dance with you!
    Joined
    Aug 26, 2003
    Just off of DVC’s Member Cruise!

    We may have to cancel this.:mad:
     
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    Christy May

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 31, 2009
    We are booked also ! My husband and I celebrating late 50’s birthdays. No kids or grandkids this time just us youngens. Want to do FE and ornament exchange ! Looking forward to meeting everyone
     
  • bobbiwoz

    I'm happy to dance with you!
    Joined
    Aug 26, 2003
    Mentioning again to ignite interest! Still, a long way away.:)


    Interest in Local Candy/Snack Exchange

    bobbiwoz
    emt9e
    Ainslee
    Disnep
    Andy and Mary Reno NV
    We had to cancel....I hope someone will take over the exchange.
     

    Disnep

    Not The Worst Thing Ever
    Joined
    Oct 14, 2016
    I wonder why pirate night was before Panama Canal. In 2017 it was the evening of Cartagena. We want to book a Palo dinner for pirate night, but this makes it more unpredictable.
     
  • Disnep

    Not The Worst Thing Ever
    Joined
    Oct 14, 2016
    This will be our first Panama Canal Cruise. Any tips/suggestions from your first ?
    My DH and I went on our first EBPC in 2017 and didn't want it to end, we had so much fun. Here are some tips I can offer.

    1) Attend the daily (sea days) lectures about the canal given by Captain Puckett. He is very funny, but also gives a lot of information. Do your own research ahead of time also (there was a good documentary released in 2016 or 2017), if you are interested in history or engineering.
    2) A lot of people are on deck by 5am in order to get a spot by the railing on the day you traverse the canal. Once you're through the first lock at about 8-9am, most people disperse. So you can easily get pictures after that point, if you choose to sleep in. The ship doesn't actually move from its anchorage until about 6:30am.
    3) If you do decide to get up super early, the crew bring coffee and pastries up to the sport court around 7am, if I remember right. Have a friend save your viewing spot while you grab a bite, then switch with them.
    4) Rain ponchos were provided in our stateroom the night before the canal, which was a nice unexpected perk. Bring it on deck with you. It is going to rain at some point.
     

    LovestoSail

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Dec 24, 2012
    My DH and I went on our first EBPC in 2017 and didn't want it to end, we had so much fun. Here are some tips I can offer.

    1) Attend the daily (sea days) lectures about the canal given by Captain Puckett. He is very funny, but also gives a lot of information. Do your own research ahead of time also (there was a good documentary released in 2016 or 2017), if you are interested in history or engineering.
    2) A lot of people are on deck by 5am in order to get a spot by the railing on the day you traverse the canal. Once you're through the first lock at about 8-9am, most people disperse. So you can easily get pictures after that point, if you choose to sleep in. The ship doesn't actually move from its anchorage until about 6:30am.
    3) If you do decide to get up super early, the crew bring coffee and pastries up to the sport court around 7am, if I remember right. Have a friend save your viewing spot while you grab a bite, then switch with them.
    4) Rain ponchos were provided in our stateroom the night before the canal, which was a nice unexpected perk. Bring it on deck with you. It is going to rain at some point.
    Thank you very much for the tips ! Very much into history and engineering. When DH and I were moving a boat across the Erie Canal (Tonawanda, NY to the Hudson) we did much reading about the Canal, History and it made the trip that much more interesting ! Very much looking forward to the same for this trip. Thank you again for your quick response. :)
     

    Queen Nancy

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 15, 2019
    I feel like a cruise virgin. Hubs and I have been on 2 previous cruises but this is our first DCL. No kids with us on this trip. Interested in FE and meeting new people. Any info on how to get started is appreciated.

    2 retired geezers from the Pacific NW.
     

    ivanp91

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 20, 2015
    I feel like a cruise virgin. Hubs and I have been on 2 previous cruises but this is our first DCL. No kids with us on this trip. Interested in FE and meeting new people. Any info on how to get started is appreciated.

    2 retired geezers from the Pacific NW.
    Hi Nancy, welcome to DisBoards! We can't post links here or outright say the name, but there's a certain social media site that if you search the name of the ship and the dates there is a group in which you can sign up for things like the FE. Hopefully you can figure it out from that :)
     

    Disnep

    Not The Worst Thing Ever
    Joined
    Oct 14, 2016
    I feel like a cruise virgin. Hubs and I have been on 2 previous cruises but this is our first DCL. No kids with us on this trip. Interested in FE and meeting new people. Any info on how to get started is appreciated.

    2 retired geezers from the Pacific NW.
    I'm also interested in participating in a FE, and I don't use social media websites. Another time there was one organized over the DisBoard. I could try organizing but have only joined in once before.
     

    Disnep

    Not The Worst Thing Ever
    Joined
    Oct 14, 2016
    Interest in Fish Extender:
    Disnep
    nvcruiser
    emt9e
    Andy and Mary Reno NV
    Christy May
    LovesToSail
    Queen Nancy

    Interest in local candy exchange:
    Disnep
    emt9e
    Ainslee
    Andy and Mary Reno NV

    Anyone else interested?

    Has everyone paid in full? Counting down to booking activities!
     

    Arianabtd

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2016
    My mom and I just canceled our yearly winter DW trip to go on this cruise! This is our 6th Disney cruise and first Panama Canal cruise. We are so excited. See you all there! :flower1:
     

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