Thanks for letting us know, Princess Traveler. We've booked the Island for next April to do the Panama Canal (10 day rt Ft. Lauderdale). Paula, our cruise specialist on board the Royal, said to go through on board then take an excursion to view it up close. We thought we'd take her advise. Go one way on board, then the other way on an excursion. We've been on many of those "exciting" bus rides.
If you have a chance, please let us know how you enjoyed your cruise. Welcome back!