My wife Barb, my sister Catherine, and me, Dan will be on board. Catherine will be on her third cruise, RCL transatlantic with 40 foot waves and 80 knot winds was her introduction to cruising. She rocked and rolled and loved every minute. She also did Carnival, liked it much better than RCL. Barb is on around cruise 30 something, she doesn't keep count. This will be number 51 for me. My son Dan and I usually do a cruise together each year. This is only the second cruise on HAL. But now that we are all seniors, there may be more.
Barb and I have done the canal both ways and we have done this partial transit that this cruise will do. All are terrific. We hit the Canal at 5AM. Get up early to see all the wide variety of odd looking ships waiting to go thru the canal.