Overall, was a very good experience

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Coral Princess

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

Sail Date: January 06, 2016

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: C535

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

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. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

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

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


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.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5
Not much to see. Stores near ship were mostly jewelry.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
Very interesting; especially good viewing on the balcony of our cabin.

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5
Tour of Panama City was good. Ride back to Colon was depressing because of the dilapidated and graffitied buildings.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Tour including banana plantation, train, and boat through canals was very enjoyable.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Did not take a tour because of previous visits. Shopping areas not too far from ship.
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