December 2015 - Coral Princess to Panama Canal, Central America
Very nice cruise. The ship is a bit tired looking in places but spotlessly clean, well maintained and comfortable. We had a suite and an adjacent veranda stateroom. Both were very comfortable and the layout of the suite was far superior to suites we have had on Oceania and Holland America -- particularly the split bath and the separation between the living and sleeping areas. On both Oceania and Holland America a suite is really just a large room. The suites on the Coral and Island Princess are designed to live as two distinct "rooms"--one for sleeping and one for entertaining. Service was very good overall but there was a greater "push" to purchase specialty drinks and extra cost add ins than we were used to based on other cruises we have taken. We booked the Sanctuary for the whole cruise and that eliminated the issue everywhere but the main dining room where the "hawking" of after dinner drinks was a bit too intrusive for our taste.