Panama Canal Adventure

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Coral Princess

11 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 07, 2014

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed all the ports of call.  We went snorkelling in Aruba on wrecks; visited old town Cartegena and enjoyed many of the historic buildings, including a show from local dancers and musicians;  tendered to meet a bus to take us to a historic tour of Panama City, checked out the locks to the Pacific Ocean - we also had a window so we could observe our transit through the locks and experience first hand our gigantic ship being lifted by the rising water to the next lock; experienced the jungle by train and boat in Limon which afforded many instances of viewing wildlife; and self-toured by way of taxi in Ocho Rios and saw lots more of the area than we did the last time we were there.

 

The service and food onboard was excellent.  The shows and entertainment were very enjoyable.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Difficult to choose what food to eat without overdoing it.

Onboard Activities

Lots of things to do either individually or as a group.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We enjoyed a number of floor shows and comediens.

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff were friendly and courteous, especially our room steward.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Decor and facilities were 5 star.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Only complaint was that the shower was a bit small.

Ship tip

Make sure you get the wrapped sandwiches from the cafeteria the night before an extended excursion. Our tour to Panama City was 6 hours and we were given a bottle of water and a muffin the whole time. We were not anywhere long enough to go to a restaurant to eat.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
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