Disney Wonder Makes Inaugural Transit Through the Expanded Panama Canal

Early on Saturday morning, the Disney Wonder began her inaugural and historic transit as the first passenger vessel through the expanded Panama Canal.

DCL Wonder 20170429 First Passenger Ship Transit Panama Canal

As you can see in the following view there is plenty of space for the Magic class to easily transit, which is good after last year’s cruise ship equivalent of having your car keyed by the original locks.

DCL Wonder 20170429 Inaugural Transit New Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal was all over the transit via their twitter account, sharing a bunch of awesome views of the Disney Wonder in near real time.

DCL’s Karl Holz was on hand to take part in the festivities.

The Disney Wonder is sailing a 14-night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise that will end next Sunday in San Diego.

Once in San Diego, the Disney Wonder will sail on two Baja voyages before continuing north to her summer home port of Vancouver for her Alaskan cruises.

5 Replies to “Disney Wonder Makes Inaugural Transit Through the Expanded Panama Canal”

  1. Derek Ralston

    We haven’t make it through, yet. We are heading for the Pacific side and should reach the locks shortly. We were supposed to lay against the side wall and be tied up during the lock filling process. The Captain made the call to just hold her steady in the center during the 3 lock process. It went flawlessly and her paint is still intact. Here’s hoping for the same in the final set!

  2. Wendy

    I can’t tell you how sad we are to not be going back to Alaska on the Wonder this year. I’ll be jealous seeing all the tweets and posts!

  3. Myron Marvin

    I was wondering who that old guy was. When he came aboard everyone was trying to get a photo with him while he was trying to escape to the ceremony.

    We all got a personalized certificate on our bed at turndown and I had that and 3 photos from the studio signed by Captain Robert. Pretty cool!


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