great itinerary - ship and amenities not up to Princess standards

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Coral Princess

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

Sail date: January 17, 2017

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D623

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The Panama Canal was great as was Cartegena - Costa Rica and the excursions were disappointing - overall good ports and good excursions.


The ship was somewhat crowded - anytime dining meant anytime waiting - the staff was great - but reservations were hard to get and waits of up to 30 minutes - 

we opted for the Crab Shack which was a great pop up choice one night.  Most disappointing was the wine list-  3 bottles we wanted were out of stock the first night - there were no good roses on the menu for the whole trip


Entertainment was not up to what we expected - mostly single performers and one production show - and you had to get to the theaters really early in order to get seats

triva required getting to the lounge two hours early to get a seat because it was in the same location as happy hour - 


my husband has mobility problems and i had to get to excursions early to be able to get a seat in the front of the bus for him - since there were limited reserved handicapped seats 

the smoking area was extremely limited - and something standing room only with poor ventilation


the crew was great and our cabin steward accommodating for the first time ever I encountered someone at the reception desk that was not customer friendly


Itinerary was changed we went to Ocho Rios not Montego Bay




Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great cabin - located a bit far away from the atrium but it was a great choice for us

Ship tip

Be prepared to be early to everything and don't take anytime dining

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

1 out of 5
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