Once on board, Great

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Caribbean Princess

10 Night Panama Canal With Costa Rica & Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 30, 2017

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: C312

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Overall it was a great cruise. Like anything there are always bumps in the road, but nothing that a good staff should not be able to overcome. On the most part that's what the staff did.


1 out of 5
Was not happy. You cancel our reservations and gave our room A736 to another couple after we had paid in full back in August 1, 2017 to our travel agency Educational Opportunities Tours. This was a tour I bought for my wife back in August as a 42nd Anniversary Present. Your representative stated if we were willing to pay in full again, he would board us right away. I told him that Princess Cruises needed to work it out with Educational Opportunities that we already paid for the cruise in full and money does not grow on tree, well it does, but I don't have one of those trees. We were still sitting in Terminal 4 from 12 noon until 3:45 pm waiting to hear whether we were going to be allowed to board the Ship or not. They must have worked something out with Educational Opportunities because your representative came back with our boarding passes and said "you can board" without a word of apology for the inconvenience. We were just happy that we were getting to board the ship to go on our Anniversary Cruise. The room they gave us was a handicap room with two single beds, but we were just happy that we were going on our trip.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
It was all Good!

Dining Room

5 out of 5

Staff were great, especially with making sure that nothing that was served had peanuts in it. (Peanut Allergy)

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Four Small pools are okay, a larger one in the center would be better.


3 out of 5
For a Ship the size of the Caribbean Princess that there would be a bigger theater with a lot of variety of shows. It was hard to get in to see a show a lot of people were not happy. Disney Cruises have you beat in this area.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Roof panels rattled and kept us awake, maintenance came in and said they would have to take the panels down but it would have to wait till the room was unoccupied. He did use some napkins to buffer the panels so that they were not as noisy.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
We were there to see the Panama Canal and we did!!! Paise the Lord they added another ferry boat that more people could go through the old locks to the Pacific Ocean. Thank You for doing that, that made the trip worthwhile!

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
Dunn River Falls was Fun

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Old city was nice.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
Old locks excursion was excellent!!!

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5
Only saw the loading dock at night when returning from the old locks excursion.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Been there before


5 out of 5
A lot better than getting on board!
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