Great Visit to Panama Canal

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Caribbean Princess

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

Sail date: November 20, 2019

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A734

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, I would recommend this cruise to anyone, but particularly to anyone who is appreciative of great engineering accomplishments, which the Panama Canal certainly is.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The dining rooms were well-run. What I particularly liked was that the dining rooms had abundant tables for two which we preferred.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Two adult-only pools was a surprise, but very welcome.


3 out of 5
Good but average entertainment for a cruise ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Absolutely excellent service in all areas.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is very well laid out and well-maintained. This was as clean a ship as we've been on.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We found the cabin satisfactory in all respect except the shower. We were mildly dissapointed that cabin di not contain a love-seat size sofa. Every other cruiseline we've been on featured one in balcony staterooms. The shower was the smallest we've ever had on a cruise.

Ports of call

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Been there many times

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
We took a walking tour of Cartagena. It was excellent.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
Fantastic day at the canal.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

2 out of 5
The port was unintersting and the banana train tour we took was not at all worth what it cost us.

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Falmouth has a beautiful port. We very much enjoyed our Great House excursion.


4 out of 5
Disney has the best disembarkation process. The processes of the other cruiselines we have been on, including Princess, are good but not great.
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