Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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5 out of 5

A great cruise through the Panama Canal!

Sail Date: September 23, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We had a wonderful cruise with Coral Princess going from LA through the Panama Canal and ending in Fort Lauderdale. All the staff on the ship was very well trained and helpful and courteous.  The food was delicious and we liked the anytime evening dining arrangement; it made our days more flexible so we didn't have to plan on early or late dinners. The excursions were organized well.........the only complaint was that it was very hot and humid a couple of days! It was very interesting to spend the day of transport through the canal out on the deck getting a close look at everything.  This was the 100th anniversary of the completion of the building of the canal and it was impressive to think of all the work that was done so long ago! 

Ship Quality
The crew is constantly working on keeping it "ship shape".
Food and Dining
We liked the anytime evening dining option and the food was great!
Cabin / Stateroom
Our room was small but adequate.........we were in other locations of the ship or on excursions most of the time.
Service and Staff
It is great that the staff is from so many parts of the world and they all are very professional and helpful.
The shows, pianist, and lectures were "top notch!
Onboard Activities There was always something to do if you were looking for sometime to fill up your time. We did make a couple of origami projects and now can show our grandchildren!
Destinations and Excursions The excursion we like the most was on Costa Rica..........we went to the Cloud Forest!
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
A close ride from LAX
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Going to the Cloud Forest!
Panama Canal Transit
Amazing to see the whole transit and I have been reading David McCullough's book on the Panama Canal.
Cartagena, Colombia
We like learning more of the history of this city...........but it was a very humid day!
Oranjestad, Aruba
It was interesting to see the contrast of the two sides of this island.....rocky lava and beautiful white sandy beaches. We loved going in the water at the beach. It was interesting to hear about the island and its people .


The Coral Princess is just the right size to go through the Panama Canal!

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