Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Wonderful cruise

Sail Date: October 24, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

This Princess cruise was delightful.  The crew, from officers to deck hands, were friendly, made eye contact, and made sure we were enjoying the trip.  We enjoyed all the ports we visited, and really loved the activities on sea days.  Our anytime dining allowed us to meet a variety of fellow passengers while we enjoyed the food.  Production shows thrillled, as did other specialty performers.  There was a wide variety of musical entertainment opportunities, including a volunteer passenger pops choir that performed the last night aboard.

Ship Quality
Beautiful, clean, convenient
Food and Dining
Both dining room and buffet excellent
Cabin / Stateroom
We were spoiled--surprised by having a suite
Service and Staff
Friendly, competent, helpful
The best we've ever experienced on a cruise
Children's Programs No opinion
Onboard Activities
See entertainment and activities
Destinations and Excursions
Good choice of ports, good tour guides
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Make sure you have a boarding number or card when first arriving.
Oranjestad, Aruba
took CruisesOnly excursion and were highly satisfied, small group of 12.
Cartagena, Colombia
Princess excursion buses all ended up in same places at same time--total chaos! It was our favorite destination and disappointing that it was so chaotic.
Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)
Wonderful Princess tour with excellent guide. Train ride to Panama City parallels canal, and bus back includes Miraflores Locks.
Colon, Panama Spent no time there exc at pier after return from train excursion
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
CruisesOnly arranged excursion--best guide we had, great experiences thru forest and jungle river cruise, small group of 12.
George Town, Grand Cayman Been to George Town twice before, instead enjoyed the ship all day.


If given the opportunity in anytime dining, make a reservation for your preferred time. You can either dine by yourselves (or with the party you came with) or opt to be seated with others whom you don't know. Early in the cruise, we had no problem being seated without a reservation but later did.

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