First cruise ship through new locks paid $400,000

Disney World, carrying 2713 passengers

DISNEY WONDER, the first cruise ship to pass through the new widened locks of the Panama Canal on Saturday, April 29, paid $400,000 for the journey between the oceans.

With another 18 cruise ships already booked to transit the waterway for the 2016-17 cruise season and more expected during the coming weeks, the Canal Authority (ACP) is looking forward to a record-breaking year.