We sailed on the Island to the Canal 11/10/07. It was a wonderul trip. The ship is beautiful. Although completely booked you never felt crowded. We did the tradidtional 2nd seating dinner. the service was excellent. We were able to visit all the scheduled ports. We had a balcony stateroom on the Strboard side which was a great vantage point for the trip through the Canal. The Canal was very interesting. There will be an onboard commentator that will broadcast while going through the canal.