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No one ever goes to Colon to visit the sites and...
No one ever goes to Colon to visit the sites and local color... it is just where the pier is to either start your shore excursion or return to the ship. Panama has a lot to offer, the Canal,...
Actually the offending appendage was actually a...
Actually the offending appendage was actually a forward mast. The mast was altered so it could be lowered to clear the Lions Gate Bridge. Hoopster95 provided some pics of the Solstice sailing under...
Not sure if you are asking if you may take it on...
Not sure if you are asking if you may take it on board to take it with you to your final destination (not using it during your cruise) or to use it during the cruise. It might be possible to arrange...
Fred, you will not be troubled any mosquitoes...
Fred, you will not be troubled any mosquitoes during your transit for several of reasons. Areas that you will find mosquitoes are away from urban areas, under the tree canopy where there is very...
I don't believe so as they would have permanently...
I don't believe so as they would have permanently disembarked in MIA and then re-boarded in FLL. The cruises would be considered two distinct cruises, MIA-MIA and FLL-FLL. The ship wasn't the...
It is the same place. However with the tour...
It is the same place. However with the tour originating from the Pacific side they could very well offer different areas of the former Canal Zone to visit than they would taking the passengers to...
The good news is the Caribbean and the Gulf of...
The good news is the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico are not notorious rough spots during the time frame you are considering. The bad news is any particular stretch of ocean can have bad days at...
You will certainly get off at the Visitor's...
You will certainly get off at the Visitor's Center which has visual presentations, area to purchase refreshments along with a nice viewing area. This will more than likely be first on the agenda...
While I have not taken that shore excursion as...
While I have not taken that shore excursion as constituted by a cruise line, what you describe is how that tour operates. Certainly the new locks will be of interesting, however the tour of the...
While I am very pleased with all of Royal's ships...
While I am very pleased with all of Royal's ships up to and including the Freedom Class, I am very fond of the Vision and Radiance classes. Oasis class not so much, Q class have not had a chance to...
Staying on ship for the return trip through Gatun...
Staying on ship for the return trip through Gatun Locks is interesting, however you are only seeing about 8 miles of a 50 mile Canal and twice no less! The excursion that takes you through Gaillard...
There might be a problem with you going to Gatun...
There might be a problem with you going to Gatun Locks... the visitor's center at Gatun Locks has been closed to the general public for about a year. The Canal Authority has been opening it when...
I am not aware of anything audio wise. Look...
I am not aware of anything audio wise. Look forward to your pics.
No doubt that "The Path" is the book of record...
No doubt that "The Path" is the book of record and is definitely worth the read, just in case that doesn't satisfy you in your Canal quotient, there are some others out there as well. Panama Fever...
They can and do pass that directly on to the...
They can and do pass that directly on to the passengers. A 10 day cruise around the Caribbean (not a Canal cruise) is around $150 port fees, taxes etc. Meanwhile a 10/11 day partial transit cruise...
If you are staying in a hotel there then I would...
If you are staying in a hotel there then I would just make arrangements with them. If you are speaking about the airport which is not near downtown, you would be able to make similar arrangements...
To anyone coming from a temperate climate you...
To anyone coming from a temperate climate you will be sure to notice the humidity regardless of the time of year in Panama (surrounding areas as well). Temperatures very little through out the year,...
While the height issue is a problem, the...
While the height issue is a problem, the offending item is an antennae. This was addressed on the Solstice so that it can clear the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver by fitting her with a collapsible...
Hoopster95 posted a pic of some of the Q's specs...
Hoopster95 posted a pic of some of the Q's specs awhile back showing the air draft of the Q is 62.5m or 205' which is the Panama Canal's case by case limit. During the discussion it was speculated...
Outrageous!!! Don't stop at some captain... head...
Outrageous!!! Don't stop at some captain... head to the top, Bayley needs to be involved here!:D
RT (closed loop) is the key where only a foreign...
RT (closed loop) is the key where only a foreign port is needed. When a cruise begins in one US port and ends in another US port the distant foreign port is required. For example, a ship that...
I think what is at the root of the "NO" is the...
I think what is at the root of the "NO" is the same ship would be transporting you between to US ports without the distant foreign port being satisfied. I have had a couple of electronic...
But just think how many lawyers and legislators...
But just think how many lawyers and legislators are kept in a paycheck!;)
A distant foreign port is defined as any port not...
A distant foreign port is defined as any port not in Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Islands of the Caribbean (ABC Islands excluded), the Bahamas and Bermuda.

South America, along with Aruba,...