Overall a very good experience.

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Roundtrip Panama Canal (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 04, 2014
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: C522
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago

We picked this ship for the Panama Canal experience and were not disappointed.  We were able to go thru the second part on a ferry excursion and loved the experience.  The Aruba horseback riding trip was excellent, and the aerial tram in Costa Rica was fun and interesting.  As with all cruises, some of the port stops were shorter than I would have liked so we didn't have a lot of time to wander, shop and get a feel for the port city (altho a few were not places to do that on your own).


The ship is a little worn, but the cabin and balcony we had were a good size.  The food was very good and the service from the dining room staff (Bordeaux any time dining) and the cabin steward we had was excellent.  Princess offers afternoon tea, white glove service in the dining room, which is a fun experience.  The entertainment was a little lacking, but the live band and singers and dancers put forth a good effort.  The Cruise Director and her staff were very good, but there could have been a few more activities on sea days, and a small prize at the end of a team game for the winners was missing. The ships crew, for the most part, were friendly and helpful, and altho there was an issue with some of the toilets not working properly for a few days, the ship was clean and a lot of alltention was paid to keeping it that way.


There were not a lot of children on the ship, and there were many older passengers, so if you are traveling with children you may want to think about that...altho they did have a program for the children on board.






Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Horseback riding
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ferry excursion to Pacific
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
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