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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Coral Princess

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

Sail date: March 08, 2017

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C426

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

WE ARE CONSIDERING NOT GOING ON PRINCESS AGAIN UNLESS WE CAN  BE ASSURED  OF THE ADVERTISED ITEMS. Staff in anytme dining, head waiters were full of themselves. Neuro virus scared the hell out of us.  Food in buffet was not up to usual standards, On the cheap side.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food was good, especially the Bayou steakhouse

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
was not interested in onboard activities

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

Cruise director was very good. The service in the anytime restaurant , Bourdeaux, was absolutely terrible. The first day we called to make reservations and we were told there is not reservations at all for the whole week, unless we wanted 5:15 pm or after 7:30p.m. It was advertised that reservations were ok when we booked the trip and also advertised said yes too.We had to wait 40 minutes to get into the restaurant and the waiter said he would be with us in a few minutes, turned out to be 15 minutes and he took our appetizer order, it cam out in 45 minutes.!!!!~! he then took our dinner order and it took another 40 minutes. The whole time spent there was 1 hour and a half!!!!!! I complained to the head waiters and they did not want to hear any complaints. They were obnoxious. Each night we had to stand on line and get a buzzer and then wait in the lounge, I guess they wanted to sell booze. We waited an average of 40 minutes before we were seated. This was BS. Disgusting. We heard from the staff that Princess was sending the better staff to the larger ships and down grading the older BSolder ships like Coral.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
pretty good needs some minor painting etc. and we had to ask for ice each day. refrigerator in room did not keep anything cold. WORST THING, ON THE FIRST DAY AT SEA WE WERE NOTIFIED THE A NEURO VIRUS HIT THE SHIP. SCARY THOUGHT BUT THE SHIP TOOK STEPS TO CONTROL THOUGHOUT THEW CRUISE BUT THE THOUGHT LOF THIS VIRUS WAS SCARY AND TOOK AWAY FROM THE CRUISE.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Shower was a joke. I am 180 pounds and was banging myself on t he walls, Bathroom entirely too small.

Ship tip

princess should honor honor their advertising about anytime dining or when a situation like tours(bad) , Princess should accommodate the passengers with refunds on the tours and something for the debacle in the anytime dining. All we got was BS from the Head waiters and we felt we were at fault.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
Ft. Lauderdale ok, boarding of ship was terrible as usual waiting on line with 2300 people outise. Glad it was cool. Princess should look at this and copy Barcelona.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
tour guide, no good and he took us to museums that were not on the agenda

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

3 out of 5

Colon, Panama

1 out of 5
nothing to speak about, would not want to walk in the city.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

1 out of 5
too much walking and too much yacking of tour guide

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1 out of 5
delete our Beach trip and use only the one that goes toRiu Palce area.
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