Panama Canal visit

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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10 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 07, 2015
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Number: A633
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The Coral Princess is a beautiful ship with real wood furnishings.  The service was excellent and the meal selection was, also.  The ease of enrolling on the ship, once we were there, was fantastic.  Also, disembarkation at the end of the cruise was noneventful and very well done.  When we returned to the ship after an excursion, workers met us with cold towels and water, which was a wonderful touch.  The captain and cruise director let us know, step by step, what was going on as our ship traveled through the locks at the Panama Canal.  This was outstanding.  There was plenty of opportunity for shopping, and the entertainment was great!  I loved this cruise and did not want to leave the ship.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not enough to do at night when shows were over.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great service by Kurt, our cabin attendant. The cabin was very clean. The only trouble we had was there was a strong urine smell, at times, in the bathroom. Kurt explained why--a small area where waste had to be extracted from the bathroom, which causes a smell at times. Also, the TV remote control was temperamental--worked sometimes, sometimes not. Overall, however, I was pleased, especially with the balcony as we went through the locks.

Ship Tip

Great hamburgers and hot dogs. However, I got bored with breakfast selections after awhile. Dinner meal selections were great--surf and turf, pork chops, steak, etc.

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Too hot! Loved the architecture on the churches.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Loved the banana plantation!
5 out of 5
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