Disney Wonder, Which Departed Port Canaveral, First Passenger Ship To Traverse Panama Canal New Locks
By Space Coast Daily // May 1, 2017
milestone for the cruise industry
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Disney Wonder, which departed from Port Canaveral, transited the Panama Canal as the first passenger vessel to go through the canal’s new set of locks, marking a milestone for the cruise industry.
The Disney Wonder Panama Canal crossing is part of a 14-night voyage from Port Canaveral, to San Diego, where the ship will sail cruises to Baja, Mexico, before a summer season from Vancouver to Alaska.
The Disney Cruise Line 2,713-passenger ship was transformed in late 2016, expanding the length of the Disney Wonder to 984 feet.
Headlining the ship’s enhancements are new imaginative spaces for children – including areas themed to the Marvel Universe and Disney’s “Frozen” – a jazzy restaurant inspired by Disney’s “Princess and the Frog,” and an authentic neighborhood English pub with subtle nods to classic Disney films.