Pacific to Atlantic via Panama Canal
This trip was a special event that had been planned for a year. Transiting through the Panama Canal was the highlight of the cruise and was well worth it. The ship was sold out and had a very mature crowd aboard of mostly senior citizens. There are no more midnite buffets but there are still formal nights (3) which are nothing more than an attempt for the cruise line to earn money by selling pictures taken by their staff. On board entertainment was better than our last cruise and there was a nice variety of shows. The lecture series was something new but well received. Be sure to take copies of all paper work along because the cruise line does not recognize any document that is not theirs. Internet service is still not good and very expensive.
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You must sail on this ship or its sister ship if you wish to transit the Panama Canal Locks. The panoramic (glass) lifts in the center of the ship (the Atrium) only cover floors 5 - 8. You must move to other lifts in order to reach cabins. There is only one way in/out of the dining rooms.