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Old July 3rd, 2008, 04:20 PM
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Yeah, I have heard that about Spirit Class. Looking at the Panamax dimensions (as according to Wikipedia), Carnival's Spirit Class just barely fits in the canal.

The design of Dream does look interesting. Those Cove balconies on the lower decks seem like a neat idea. But what about if they sail through rough conditions? Sometimes those waves and swells along the Gulf Stream, especially if there's a hurricane or tropical storm hundreds of miles away kicking up surf, can be higher up than the lowest one or two passenger decks. Unless they're not that close to the design waterline.

Past Cruises (all except one from NYC)
Carnival Triumph to Canada: August 1999
Carnival Victory to Canada: July 2000
Celebrity Zenith to Bermuda: July 2001 AND July 2002
Celebrity Galaxy to Caribbean (from Baltimore): July 2003
Voyager of the Seas to Caribbean: July 2004
Crown Princess to Caribbean: July 2006
Carnival Victory to Canada: August 2007
Carnival Miracle to Caribbean: May 2008

Future Cruises:
Staten Island Ferry, I mean what else in NYC is free?
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