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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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14 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To Ft. Lauderdale)
Sail Date: April 20, 2013
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: D715
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This cruise was something my father wanted to do for many years (he is 92). It turned out to be one that we all enjoyed. The staff was amazing and we all felt we had the best room steward. The food was excellent and the ship was always clean. I was happy to find it wasn't a big ship since my father has limited mobility and it made getting around the ship much easier. I will say that the staff was always very helpful and accommodating which made my father feel less of a burden (that was his fear). We were able to find shore excursions that my father could take but for the most part, we were a little disappointed in the areas closest to the ports. Aruba was the only port we all agreed was attractive and fun (even though we came to port on a holiday when the majority of businesses were closed). The entertainment on the ship lacked, with the exception of their staff talent show which was the best show of the entire trip. One thing was evident, Princess did an excellent job hiring, their staff was great, always happy, ready to meet your needs and interesting when engaged in conversation!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Since the Coral Princess is one of their smaller ships don't expect the service will lack. They were all very attentive and it also gave you a chance to get to know more guests and the staff.

3 out of 5
There isn't much close to the port but the landscape is beautiful
3 out of 5
If you have difficulties with mobility this will be a challenge
5 out of 5
We had great views and were able to move around the ship to get different views and photos
3 out of 5
Very crowded, but we found the best prices for sourveniers close to the monuments, not in the shops.
5 out of 5
This was a very interesting island, even if we did port on a holiday when most things were closed.
5 out of 5
Not enough time to see it but the transfer from ship to airport was very easy.
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