Poor excursions not as depicted

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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10 Night Roundtrip Panama Canal (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 17, 2013
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 5 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
except for the people in shore excursions

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
very short stay limited beach time
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
never saw it as we were brought back after dark
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