A great cruise through the Panama Canal!

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
14 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To Ft. Lauderdale)
Sail Date: September 23, 2014
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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! 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We liked the anytime evening dining option and the food was great!

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!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows, pianist, and lectures were "top notch!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
It is great that the staff is from so many parts of the world and they all are very professional and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The crew is constantly working on keeping it "ship shape".

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was small but adequate.........we were in other locations of the ship or on excursions most of the time.

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
A close ride from LAX
5 out of 5
Going to the Cloud Forest!
5 out of 5
Amazing to see the whole transit and I have been reading David McCullough's book on the Panama Canal.
5 out of 5
We like learning more of the history of this city...........but it was a very humid day!
5 out of 5
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 .
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