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Old February 16th, 2008, 12:12 AM
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Default Panama Canal - Full Transit

Hi: We did the Canal in Jan, 2007 on Celebrity's Summit - from La to
FLL - was the best ever - can't say enough about the staff on the ship -
so friendly and accommodating. Our waiters were excellent - even gave us a little magic show each night and the entertainment was really good.
Wonderful food and the Aqua Spa and warm pool were heaven. Would go
again with Celebrity in a minute. Our weather was perfect - not too warm
and a couple of overcast days (the day we transitted the canal was rather
cloudy but that made being on deck that much more comfortable. Definately go for a balcony cabin - we were on Sky Deck which has a bit
of an overhang above - made it rather difficult to see the sunrise or sunset
but having our balcony shaded in the afternoon made up for it. We booked
Conciege Class (this was an upgrade for us) and the little extras were very nice. We only paid about $ 50 pp extra for the upgrade so was really
worth it.(If that had not occurred, I don't think the perks are worth the extra money - sometimes several hundreds of $$$ more - but I liked the
fact that our cabin was a little larger - however, the size of the bathrooms
are all the same (great showers by the way) - not like Princess where your "you-know-what" is hanging out over the side. Had very nice dinner
companions at our table for 8 - I recommend the early sitting so you can
enjoy the main show and have time for the casino or other clubs later if
you wish. Oh, and the Chocolate Extravaganza was incredible. As you
might guess - I was really, really happy and impressed with this trip.
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