Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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2 out of 5

Poor excursions not as depicted

Sail Date: March 17, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

This cruise was diappointing mostly because of the excursion at the Panama Canal. It was promoted as a 6 hour cruise and the most desired by customers.
The 6 hours turned into 9 hours, 5 on an uncomfortable boat sitting in plastic chairs and not even allowing our party of 6 to sit together. (Cram as many people as possible onto the boat is their motto) 4 hours on a bus, returning us at dark at 8:00PM and unable to go to the evenings entertainment we were most looking forward to. Also food was horrible (advertised as a light lunch --white bread with a square of ham, american cheese (made by the captain's family as I saw them bringing it onboard.
Worse when we discussed with the shore excursion people they were unsympathetic and the Shore Exc. mgr was rude and undignified for Princess.
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except for the people in shore excursions
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Destinations and Excursions


small so as to maneuver in Canal made it fun to navigate for all activities

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