April 2017 - Eurodam to Panama Canal, Central America
This was the longest cruise we have been on, and we had lots of sea days to relax, read, visit with fellow passengers, watch movies and evening shows. The music on board in the evening was fantastic and varied. Lincoln Center featured a string ensemble which played everything from the classics to pop songs. The BB King Blues Club was very good, too, but the venue was often too cold for me. Our favorite was Billboard on board, featuring two piano players. This was obviously the most popular place to be as it was nearly always overflowing with people enjoying the music, and the playful repartee between the pianists. Folks were encouraged to make requests, sing along, etc.
During the day we sometimes played trivia, went to cooking shows, lectures, etc. The pools were nice and never overcrowded.
As far as ports go, although I'm glad we stopped most places, there were few I would choose to visit again. Particularly in Puntarenas, Puerto Quetzal, and Corinto it's difficult to really see much unless you take a tour. There is very little close to where the ship docks. However, we did enjoy the tours we took despite long bus rides in some places.
I would love to have visited Panama, but that wasn't an option on this trip.