Back in Paradise


Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Wallenius Wilhelmsen

We’re home. We got home Christmas Eve at 3:30 am, the flights delayed about two hours because of the weather in the Midwest and Northeast. We had a great time. Sweet Dau Major and her boyfriend, Todd are visiting until the 1st, so I don’t get much time on the computer.

The photo to the left is the ship that went through the Gatun Locks with us. It’s an auto carrier. Coincidentally, it was the same ship that carried my MINI from England to the US back in 2002. Small world.


We’ve booked two cruises. The first to be booked is on Royal Caribbean in November 2009 to the Eastern Caribbean. We booked that in July. Next we booked a Panama Canal cruise in December of this year. You may think we’re rich, but we’re not. We won’t be eating or driving our car for the next two years.

The itinerary for the Panama Canal caught out attention. It only has one port we’ve visited before, Aruba. The rest will be new to us.

Here’s the itinerary:
Ft. Lauderdale
Cartagena, Columbia
Panama Canal, Panama (transit)
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Huatulco, Mexico
Los Angeles

The coolest thing about the itinerary is that there are seven days at sea including the Panama Canal transit. We love at-sea days.