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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Coral Princess

10 Night Panama Canal With Costa Rica & Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 08, 2016

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B424

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Outstanding music and dance shows in two theater venues; friendly helpful well managed ship's crew members  in every department;  varied interesting fun plentiful daily onboard activities; lively onboard entertainment with live music and dancing in multiple locations; pleasant court buffet and beautiful dining rooms with excellent service with daily assortment of good menu selections;  well managed efficiently run cruise program.  

The cabins were well stocked and clean, but ours needed some updating, carpet and furniture looked worn.  High priced items in boutiques, but there were a couple of opportunities for bargain hunting among assorted souvenir type items;   The mixed fancy cocktails were pretty and tasty but short on alcohol;  food and beverages were readily available around the ship; burgers and dogs were yummy; pizza was just ok I guess.  But "soft"serve" was yucky powdered fake stuff.  (Note:  real ice cream in dining rooms)

The Aruba submarine excursion was not spectacular. I really enjoyed the visit to the Costa Rican banana plantation.  The Panama Canal was very interesting, and once is enough. 

Yes, I would recommend this delightful cruise. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was fine. Needed updating, but clean and comfortable. Great location! Easy access to elevators and stairway (when the elevators are crowded).

Ship tip

The wine and food tasting and pairings were excellent. I attended the two in the Bordeau dining room (food pairing, and the chocolate pairings). Great programs. Also, in the dining room, ask about the dessert: The Volcano It's a hidden surprise! 😊

Ports of call

Oranjestad, Aruba

2 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
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