Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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5 out of 5

Superb Cruise!

Sail Date: March 01, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

our 17th Princess cruise, first time into the Panama Canal, good itinerary with at sea days spaced evenly throughout cruise, one of 6 ships in Cozumel and one of 8 ships in Grand Cayman so it was crowded ashore, stage show productions were first rate, good individual acts (one singer, one magician, one ventriloquist, one comic who had the standard cabin toilet and buffet line gags that are all worn out..he was a very good impressionist), balcony cabin was nice and our cabin attendant was absolutely stellar, ship seems to roll a bit more than the Princess Grand-class ships but not to the point of inducing seasickness (it actually helps rock one to sleep), phenomenal food in the dining rooms including lobster, king crab, prime rib, shrimp, scallops, lamb...really good soups and starters, great fruit sorbets, the wait staff was quite attentive and provided first class service, drinks are getting more expensive every cruise, worst cruise director in the Princess fleet should be replaced by his assistant who had a far superior stage presence and voice, the rest of the cruise director staff was nice, wide variety of activities throughout the ship, trivia games were tough, ballroom dance class very good

Pros: transiting the Panama Canal

Cons: high cost of shore excursions

Recommends Coral Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
public rooms immaculate
Food and Dining
5 star meals and service (Joao), did not have a bad meal
Cabin / Stateroom
a very nice and "invisible" cabin attendant (Lorena) who kept us well supplied
Service and Staff
Khi the barista was the best latte maker on the ship
stage shows good but sometimes only one performance at night, evening entertainment augmented by movies

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