Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
Sept 11 2014 RC Explorer of the Seas NE/Canada
Dec 3 2012 RC Explorer of the Seas Eastern Carribbean
June 20 2010 Carnival Pride Bahamas
Sept 2 2009 RC Jewel of the Seas TA
Jan 2009 RC Voyager of the Seas Western Caribbean
Sept 11 2008 RC Explorer of the Seas Canada
Jan 2008 RC Brilliance of the Seas Panama Canal
June 2 2007 RC Radiance of the Seas Alaska
The Canal expansion is (was) scheduled for the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal on Aug. 15 2014. They might make that date on paper but as of now they are a good 6 months behind that target date, there are significant bonuses if they can get it in by then.
As far as transits of the Canal by RCI, other than the transits this fall and next spring by the Vision... that's the sum total of transits available. They dropped the partial transit a couple of years ago and substituted the "Ultimate Caribbean" which only stopped in Colon, Panama. They stopped that itinerary in 2011.
"If the phone doesn't ring, it's me!"
"Is it ignorance or is it apathy? ... I don't know and I don't care!"
S.S. Badger R/T from Manitowoc June 02