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The only thing wrong with those pictures is......
The only thing wrong with those pictures is... I'm not in any of them!! Indeed a busy day.
Very little difference in the scenery,...
Very little difference in the scenery, particularly on a partial transit. Coming from the Atlantic the ship will enter the same breakwater, then proceed to pass beneath the almost completed Atlantic...
On most 16 day cruises from Royal (and X too)...
On most 16 day cruises from Royal (and X too) offer a port call in Panama in addition to your transit. On the other hand Princess only offers a Panama stop on just a few of their Canal cruises. ...
Only if they have the ability to lower the stacks...
Only if they have the ability to lower the stacks as the Oasis and Allure had to do to clear the Great Belt Bridge. Thought I read somewhere on CC that they do not use that feature anymore. The...
She was losing some speed at the time of impact,...
She was losing some speed at the time of impact, going as hard as she did against the pier and running over the walkway to the forward mooring dolphin did a lot of the slowing. I would guess that it...
I have witnessed a good number of ship allisions...
I have witnessed a good number of ship allisions such as this in my other life and to back up my speed estimate of the speed I used the seconds on the video from when the bow crossed a light pole...
Have no way of knowing how long they had astern...
Have no way of knowing how long they had astern going on the pods, but she had both hooks down and the port hook was under strain.
This one got dropped during the upload, shows the...
This one got dropped during the upload, shows the wash... I don't know if she has a shaft or pods.

http://i66.tinypic.com/29frzvl.jpg
Hopefully you can see some screen shots, Chief. ...
Hopefully you can see some screen shots, Chief. In the first shot I would estimate she was doing at least 5 knots, really coming in hot. Speed did not appreciably reduce until she made contact just...
From some rough figures of mine to get to San...
From some rough figures of mine to get to San Diego by the morning of the 17th she will need to run about 22 knots,that shouldn't be an issue with two pods.




It could have very well been a...
Well the Infinity has just left Balboa for the...
Well the Infinity has just left Balboa for the second time. I don't if there is anything that can be read into that, but she left once before earlier this afternoon heading to the anchorage and the...
They must have had water, I don't recall being...
They must have had water, I don't recall being thirsty at all. There were no snacks other than the sulfur laced, marshmallows. Included in the cost of the excursion was a stop at a restaurant on...
I did it through Royal and if their description...
I did it through Royal and if their description would have been anywhere near accurate, I probably would have chosen something else. The description said it was a 1.4 kilometer walk to the volcano....
I don't think funkygran expressing some concern...
I don't think funkygran expressing some concern about a post dry dock cruise in this case is unusual, although those who are joining the ship is San Diego might have a little more concern than funky...
Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed it.
Glad to see him back with Royal no matter how...
Glad to see him back with Royal no matter how long. I'm fairly neutral about cruise directors I have encountered as a rule, however he is one of the few I remember and thought he was excellent. ...
Very true, however if you arrive back in Colon...
Very true, however if you arrive back in Colon before the ship arrives the mall at the pier is fine for a little look-see or a cool drink.
She will transit the Canal tomorrow and go into...
She will transit the Canal tomorrow and go into the dry dock in Balboa on April 7.
Attached is something I put on some of the more...
Attached is something I put on some of the more prominent sites to see. It's not intended to be all inclusive, but just to give an idea and a place to start looking. Please don't use this as a...
Just to put things in perspective and not a play...
Just to put things in perspective and not a play on words, the city known as Colon is part of two towns one named Cristobal and the other Colon. They were twin cities of sorts and shared the same...
While the amount of breeze could vary a great...
While the amount of breeze could vary a great deal over the year, if there was any breeze to be had, the Atlantic end of the Canal is where you would find it. Almost always out of the north, off the...
Have to agree with all of the above... whatever...
Have to agree with all of the above... whatever is best for your flying arrangements and whether or not you would rather gain time or "lose" time. The Canal is equally rewarding in either direction....
The Oasis class is not too wide for the Suez, the...
The Oasis class is not too wide for the Suez, the max beam there is 164'. Now for a possible "but"... I don't know about the air draft. The Mubarak Peace Bridge says the clearance is 230', I don't...
Forum: Panama Canal
Posted By BillB48
I'm sure your ship will offer a shore excursion...
I'm sure your ship will offer a shore excursion that is a "partial transit", which is a passage through the two Pacific Locks and Gaillard Cut. If history is any guide you will only be able to book...
Nice collection Keith, thanks for posting. While...
Nice collection Keith, thanks for posting. While the Canal is always the star attraction, Panama has such history with so much to see... I am amazed at the number of cruises that don't offer a port...