Overall, was a very good experience

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 06, 2016
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: C535
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Except for Aruba, ports and Panama Canal were a good choice.  Not much to see on Aruba.  Ship was as good or better than previous cruises.  Food, in general, was good; choices in main dining room were varied and imaginative. The one choice of the Curtis Stone selections that I had, mahi mahi, was overcooked.  Musical/dancing shows were very good.  Magician and comedian were mediocre. Had thought I had been to all of my "bucket list" destinations around the world but this was a very good "add on".  Only had to fly to Fort Lauderdale to board ship, not a more costly foreign destination. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some of the dishes were overdone and dry.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Generally good but comedian was on too much and I didn't appreciate his brand of humor.

Children's Programs

Not applicable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good layout; comfortable bed; good maid service.

Ship Tip

Ship was very nice. Elevators were convenient. Variety of dining options. Weather at this time of year, early January, was very hot. No rain encountered.

3 out of 5
Not much to see. Stores near ship were mostly jewelry.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very interesting; especially good viewing on the balcony of our cabin.
5 out of 5
Tour of Panama City was good. Ride back to Colon was depressing because of the dilapidated and graffitied buildings.
5 out of 5
Tour including banana plantation, train, and boat through canals was very enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Did not take a tour because of previous visits. Shopping areas not too far from ship.
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