Panama Canal was on my bucket list.... great cruise

Amsterdam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To Ft. Lauderdale )

Sail date: January 07, 2019

Ship: Amsterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2509

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I love HAL good food, good people, and they are nice to solo travelers …


5 out of 5
great HAL is greta to work with

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I use the dining rooms for dinner … get to sit with new people (i'm a solo) .. food is great I use the buffet for breakfast … simple quick easy and good

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
good mix of activities or quiet places ,,,,,


5 out of 5
great show every night , yes not all shows are for all people but they are well put on

Children's Programs

no kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
the people are great they are like friends by the time you are done with cruise

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
sometimes you think you are in a maze …. one great fun maze

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
for me this is enough I don't need the more because I don't stay in my room … I sleep, bath, and change … the rooms are clean and comfortable

Ship tip

use the stairs ... you can eat more desserts and will keep you moving and healthy

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
boarding port …

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
whale adventure … was great

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
ruins was very interesting

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

5 out of 5
ruins again very interesting

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5
super nice people and history .. went into town

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

4 out of 5
did the factory tour ,,,,, should have gone into town or jungle

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
did the train/ mangroves … should have done the sky walk … train was a waste of time

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
bucket list item

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
loved the history … the hustlers on the street are overwhelming

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
fort Lauderdale is not my kind of town ….


5 out of 5
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