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Will the Norwegian Encore go thru the Panama Canal on the new or old locks?

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Dose anyone know if the new Encore ship will go thu the Panama Canal on the old locks? And will they have an excursion that goes through the rest of the Canal?

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I believe that this ship is too big for the original locks. I wanted the original lock experience as I am very into the history of the canal. We booked a 10 day Panama a couple of years ago on the Jade and got the original lock experience.

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16 minutes ago, SouthLyonCruiser said:

I believe that this ship is too big for the original locks. I wanted the original lock experience as I am very into the history of the canal. We booked a 10 day Panama a couple of years ago on the Jade and got the original lock experience.

Except for the canals itself all ships use the same waterways between the Seas (Also a great book to read about the canal)

From the top deck of the ENCORE you should be able to see the old canal system - on the Pacific side the canals are not

that far apart. Hopefully someone who has transit the canal on the BLISS or JOY may have pictures. 18 some decks high

should be a good vantage point for seeing the old canal system. 

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On 11/12/2019 at 9:00 AM, don't-use-real-name said:

Except for the canals itself all ships use the same waterways between the Seas (Also a great book to read about the canal)

From the top deck of the ENCORE you should be able to see the old canal system - on the Pacific side the canals are not

that far apart. Hopefully someone who has transit the canal on the BLISS or JOY may have pictures. 18 some decks high

should be a good vantage point for seeing the old canal system. 

I read Between the Seas and you are spot on; a great book; loaded with Canal facts. It made me buy a few other books by the same author, David McCullough.

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44 minutes ago, SouthLyonCruiser said:

I read Between the Seas and you are spot on; a great book; loaded with Canal facts. It made me buy a few other books by the same author, David McCullough.

 

It's a great book and I highly recommend people read it before their first time transiting the Canal, but just a small clarification: the name is "The Path Between the Seas."  

 

 

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So far the Bliss has been the largest cruise ship through the canal - The Joy must be smaller either in dimension or GTW - How about the Encore? 

 

BTW we will be on the Gem in Jan for the Pacific to Atlantic canal crossing - looking forward to seeing the old locks - I am also reading the Path Between the Seas and are about half way through. 

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40 minutes ago, roger001 said:

The Jewel and Dawn class are the biggest for the old locks.  And they barely fit.  Right?

Went through the old locks on the Pearl last year- clearance was in inches!

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4 hours ago, bonvoyagie said:

So far the Bliss has been the largest cruise ship through the canal - The Joy must be smaller either in dimension or GTW - How about the Encore? 

 

 

From what I can find Bliss is slightly larger in gross tonnage than Joy, with Encore being a bit larger than Bliss again.

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Norwegian Joy earlier today heading out of the canal

 

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Norwegian Bliss now in the same lock (heading in the opposite direction)

 

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