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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
14 Night Panama Canal Westbound (Ft. Lauderdale To Los Angeles)
Sail Date: October 11, 2011
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Not being a fan of large cruise ships i took this cruise trip because I wanted to see the Panama Canal, and experience a cruise ship of this size with my wife who has enjoyed several cruises heretofore. i was pleasantly surprised to find the ship both stylish and welcoming. Seldom did I feel that there were too many people, a fear I had before boarding. It was very nice from the time I talked with the sales lady for 411 until I was deposited at my home by the shuttle that picked us up at the ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Great waiter, assistant and head waiter in the main dining room.
Fabulous steak in Bayou Cafe - help needs to know a bit more about wine - but wine steward was very satisfactory.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Vaughn, our waiter, was super. He was a deciding factor most of the time when we didn't really feel like getting "polished" for dinner, yet we put on our better duds and went to enjoy his table.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
without the balcony it would have been a bit tight, but we were quite pleased.
3 out of 5
too short a time to enjoy Aruba. Tour guide talked too much and kept us from the short shopping time that was supposed to be part of the excursion.
5 out of 5
Too little time to really enjoy. Monkey island tour was fun and guide was informative. The rain did not dampen our good time.
5 out of 5
Much too little time. Terrific tour guide and driver.
Don't Miss: train and boat ride was a good combo excursion. We are going back for more.
5 out of 5
Wished we had more time here.
Don't Miss: Being inside the walled city with its' outstanding architecture was wonderful.

Pros: Being unstressed - shore excursion in Columbia, Panama and Costa Rica

Cons: all the overweight people

Recommends Coral Princess? Yes!

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