Panama Canal (in/out) from FLA with Princess

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

5 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: Balcony

Cabin number: E307

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

5 ports of call nice but some disappointing and a few awesome excursions.  

Into canal was only through 1 set of locks and then anchored just outside, then turned around by the end of the day; disappointed.  Some ports were more commercial with taxi drivers annoying.

Beautiful ship but elevators did not all stop on all floors + small shower. The entertainment great but should have been more than 2 musical shows. Great food/options except for free non-alcoholic drinks - lemonade in the buffet area only.  Great weather and enjoyed it so would recommend Princess and the loop. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food and options except for free non-alcoholic drinks - lemonade in the buffet area only.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great except for 1 but should have been more than 2 musical shows.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Elevators did not all stop on all floors - very confusing so beware. Otherwise gorgeous and great.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Excellent except for shower was extremely small and should have a redesign.

Ship tip

Beautiful ship but elevators did not all stop on all floors + small shower. Entertainmt great but should have been more than 2 musical shows. Great food/options except for free non-alcoholic drinks - lemonade in the buffet area only. Pizza, burger options were good and 1 ice cream (milk) station.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

3 out of 5
Be aware you only anchor just outside first set of locks so no further transit. May want to consider full passage.

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Ship was actually diverted to Ocho Rios within 1 week of sailing but excursion there was great and even cheaper than from Montego Bay.
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