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Disney Wonder Itineraries | Panama Canal

14-Night Panama Canal Cruise from Miami, Florida

Embarking from Miami, Florida on Sunday, May 1, 2016

Captain: Gustaaf Verhulst
Cruise Director: Peter Hofer

PASSENGER REPORT: This was an interesting cruise with the delay in boarding due to the norovirus outbreak on the prior sailing. Rooms had been stripped of all amenities and guests were not permitted to self-serve on buffets for the majority of the first week. On boarding, approximately of 40 suitcases went into the ocean instead of the ship, one of which contained a medication for guest that was not on the ship. Obtaining that medication on shore set departure back to about 8:30 p.m. on 5/1. I spoke to three guests whose family’s suitcases went into the ocean. All said that the crew was doing their best to was and/or dry clean the contents. I was told that the longshoremen were involved in the suitcase dunking as the Wonder crew was on board the ship to receive them. While going through the Panama Canal, the reception center that sits on the canal was packed with Panamanians cheering “Mickey! Mickey!” and cries of “We love you Mickey”. It made me cry as I realized most if not all of those children will only ever see Mickey when the ship passes through as their financial situations will not get them to Disneyland or WDW. We had an emergency medical evacuation which required the ship after the transit through the canal requiring us to turn around and go two hours backwards to Acapulco to deliver the guest to a medical evacuation boat. We were advised that he or she made it to the hospital in Acapulco and was stable. This caused changes in time and even cancellations for some of the port excursions in Puerto Vallarta. As the Captain said on the last night, it was a very interesting cruise!
Made a stop in Acapulco on May 11th for a medical emergency.

Map Wonder 14 Night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise Itinerary A

Sun 5/1/16
Día del Trabajo
Labour Day

Mon 5/2/16
At Sea
Early May Bank Holiday

Tue 5/3/16

Wed 5/4/16
At Sea

Thu 5/5/16
At Sea
Cinco de Mayo

Sat 5/7/16

Sun 5/8/16
At Sea
Mother's Day

Mon 5/9/16
At Sea

Tue 5/10/16
At Sea

Wed 5/11/16
At Sea

Sat 5/14/16
At Sea

Sun 5/15/16
San Diego, California

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  • Disney Wonder Chat - 5/1/16
    This is a gathering place for people interested in the Disney Wonder's 14-Night Westbound Panama Canal sailing. This is a place where you can chat with other Disney cruisers and share information and experiences. We hope this venue will help make your vacations with Captain Mickey and First Mate Minnie more magical!
    Submitted By: Elizabeth Van Beek
  • Official WBPC 2016 facebook group
    This is the meet&greet Facebook group for the 2016 West Bound Panama Canal cruise on the Wonder. Come in and join in the fun.
    Submitted By: Marnix
    Miami, Florida
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