Ship is small with less choices

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Coral Princess

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

Sail date: March 06, 2016

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E511

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This ship has less than 200 passengers, the ship size is smaller than the others.

Buffet choices were very limited, staffs are not as friendly, only few staffs smiles and greet passengers.

We asked for 1st seating, we did not get one.  The ship provide more any time dining compare with my previous cruises.

We arrived early around 10 A.M., embarkation does not start until 11:00 A.M.,

There was not place to seat, we all have to wait outside, it took us two hours before we can enter the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bathroom was so small, right hand easily to hit the handicap handle. For someone over weight, it will be very difficult to take a shower.

Ship tip

Try to eat at Main Dining Room as much as you can, buffet has very limited choices.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
Taxi drive are like a robber, from FLL to ship terminal, first drive asked for additional $3 for airport tax. From Ship terminal to FLL, meter was less than $16, I gave $20, taxi driver won't give me change back, he said rest was for tips.

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Too many street vendors, they do not leave you alone. But the port is very nice, it has a small zoo when you pass through to exit. It has a lot of peacocks, parrots, monkeys, flamingos and others.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
Great experience to watch the ship go into canal.

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

1 out of 5
Very poor run down city, nothing much to see outside the port.

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Nice port, but if you plan to shop for jewelries, you need to bargain 30% or more.
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