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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.

Itinerary
Map Wonder 14 Night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise Itinerary A
Night
Date
Port
Ashore/Onboard

1
Sun May 1, 2016

2
Mon May 2, 2016
At Sea

3
Tue May 3, 2016

4
Wed May 4, 2016
At Sea

5
Thu May 5, 2016
At Sea
Cinco de Mayo

6
Fri May 6, 2016

7
Sat May 7, 2016

8
Sun May 8, 2016
At Sea
Mother's Day

9
Mon May 9, 2016
At Sea

10
Tue May 10, 2016
At Sea

11
Wed May 11, 2016
At Sea

12
Thu May 12, 2016

13
Fri May 13, 2016

14
Sat May 14, 2016
At Sea

 
Sun May 15, 2016
San Diego, California (Debarkation)

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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
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    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.
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