Some people have asked for a schedule of our passage thru the CanalÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
This is our projected schedule thru the Panama Canal. It should be noted that our start time is guaranteedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ to be within 4 hours of the scheduled time, and our projected transit completion time is guaranteedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ to be within 72 hours of our start time. It is very likely that we will be quite close to the projected times. The ACP Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the Association Canal de Panama (or something like that) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ does a fair job of keeping the cruise ships right on schedule, but if there is a big ship coming the other way thru the cut then weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have to wait for it in Gatun Lake, as they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let Ã¢â‚¬Å“PanamaxÃ¢â‚¬Â ships pass in the cut.
For a detailed map of our transit, please check out the Google Map that I built prior to our departure, here: Chris’ Google Map.
So, without further ado:
|Pilot Arrival||5:00 am|
|Approaching Gatun Lock||6:00 am||Official Cam – Alt Cam|
|Departing Gatun Lock||8:00 am||Official Cam – Alt Cam|
|Approaching Pedro Miguel Lock||1:00 pm|
|Departing Pedro Miguel Lock||2:00 pm|
|Approaching Miraflores Lock||2:30 pm||Official Cam – Alt Cam|
|Departing Miraflores Lock||4:00 pm||Official Cam – Alt Cam|
|Passing under Bridge of the Americas||4:30 pm|
|Disney Magic departing for Acapulco||5:00 pm|
Note: All times are for May 16th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Central Time.
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll also be passing under the Centennial Bridge at some pont between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at a guess. It isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t listed on our itinerary so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m guessing based on itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s location. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re on Deck 8 Aft (one below the pools, two below the sports deck), Port (left) side. If I remember weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll mark our cabin with two red baseball caps attached to the rail of our balcony.
I’ll be watching
I rearranged my day so that I could catch each lock. I live on the Welland Canal, so we have locks here and I love watching the ships.
Have a safe passage
When i checked the Gantun camera wasnt working. Just checking out the other cameras took me back to when I went on this cruie – I can’t beleive it was 3 years ago!
PS – Beci I am sure you are happy to hear that the temperatures back in Seattle are hitting record highs! You probably have cooler weather in Panama!