Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Captain

Experience
7+ cruises

Reviews
10

Helpful Votes
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4 out of 5

Down South, Through The Canal and Back Up North

Sail Date: September 21, 2010

Reviewed: 9 days ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: Mini-suite

We loved just about everything about this cruise - The Coral Princess galleys gave Celebrity a run for their money - and Celebrity had one of the best "kitchens" going. Neat midnight buffets - neat demonstrations - neat entertainment.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Top notch design and layout for the most part - getting up and down to the MDR was a bit confusing (you had to go up to go down) and we never really got it right).
Destinations and Excursions
The Panama Canal transit was everything we thought it would be. We booked a Colombian excursion through the ship and enjoyed every bit of it. Acapulco seemed a bit dreary and the diving demonstrations seemed a bit ad hoc - must have been off-season...
Onboard Activities
Learned the hard way about purchased internet minutes going away if you don't log out correctly. Our fault - but, still...
Children's Programs
Lot's of kids running around...
Entertainment
Great entertainment.
Service and Staff
Excellent cabin steward - excellent table staff. Wife loved the spa - and frangipani treatment. Gym had full sets of free weights.
Food and Dining
The buffet was great, the MDR excellent.
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Acapulco, Mexico
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Fuerte Amador, Panama
Panama Canal Transit
Cartagena, Colombia
My general motto is - if it doesn't come from there - don't buy it there. Bought some high karate emerald ear rings - gorgeous and affordable (considering).
Oranjestad, Aruba
One of my favorite Caribbean destinations.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
A hectic disembarkation - but got to the airport with LOTS of time to spare. Should have considered an excursion.


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