Panama Canal Part Deux

Transit day with the pilot coming to escort us
This is of the first ever cruise ship transit of the new locks in April 2017. Just about to go from first lock to second of the Agua Clara locls
Exiting the last lock
Control tower overseeing the locks
Because we we the Disney Wonder and the first cruise line to utilize the new locks we had MASSIVE crowds there and cheering…It was really cool
Transiting Gatun Lake. Centered on the photo between the two ships are navigational signs
At lunch where a huge storm started and stopped within minutes of each other
Dignitaries waiting to come aboard to present plaques for being the first cruise ship at the Cocoli Locks
We stopped in the middle lock for about an hour and a half and this poor cargo ship was stuck behind us
Bridge of the Americas connecting North and South America while entering the Pacific. Its so different as we transited the other way in 2019 and entered the Cocoli locks predawn
Our first port after the Canal was Puerta Vallarta, we went to the Walmart to see the differences and this cherry picker delayed our departure and scuffed our ship!
Ahhhh Mexico, lol
Puerta Vallarta skyline
Cabo
Cabo Arch
Last day on board
Seals
More seals
The plaque received
Disney Wonder Becomes First Passenger Vessel To Transit New Panama Canal Locks (Disney Cruise Line Handout Image) (PRNewsfoto/Disney Cruise Line)

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