Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

Ship is small with less choices

Sail Date: March 06, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Very disappoint about embarkation, we have to stand outside for about two hours before we can enter the ship. They should allow us to go in and seat down and wait for embarkation. Majority of the passengers are 70 or older, it is not right for us to stand for such a long time.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
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
Cartagena, Colombia
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)
Great experience to watch the ship go into canal.
Colon, Panama
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Very poor run down city, nothing much to see outside the port.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Nice port, but if you plan to shop for jewelries, you need to bargain 30% or more.

Tip

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



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