Great Experience to Panama Canal
Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America
Sail Date: January 03, 2015
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: C517
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
We sailed on the Coral Princess 3-11 Jan 2015. This was my 3rd Princess cruise and I liked this ship the best. The ship is smaller (approx 2k passengers and 900 crew); easy to navigate/learn the ship; excellent service; good meals and decent entertainment. The ports of call were outstanding except we were unable to dock in Limon, Costa Rica and another port of call wasn't available so we had another day at sea. The weather was warm (80-90) but the seas a little rocky a couple days.
Most of the passengers on this cruise, this time of year, were 60+ and very few children. We had an interior room and it was adequate in size and had back-to-back mirrors. We were on the Caribe, 10th deck.
Biggest complaint, lack of towels at the pool area & wish we had more time in Colombia.
Don't bother with an excursion in Colombia, just take a taxi to the Old City for the short time you are there.
We took the Pelican pier bus to beach in Aruba for $5 each (one way) and included a beach chair.
We took taxi/small bus to 7-mile beach in Grand Cayman.
Yes, take an excursion in the Canal - only way to get off ship. We did a 4.5 hr excursion to the Fort, rain forest (saw monkey's) and the Gatun Locks observation area - loved it.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Great pizza at the lido deck.