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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Coral Princess

15 Night Panama Canal - Ocean To Ocean (Los Angeles To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: December 06, 2017

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E716

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

good trip - never felt there were 200 passengers aboard

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
staff excellent, food overall vg, but food needs more spice, exp'ly dishes that are supposed to have it! need better organization for anytime dining, esp'ly first few nights when everyone comes at once

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
fitness center, lectures, art auctions Kus' lectures & art history were excellent; ryan's marred by political distortions (eg belittling climate change and downplaying TRs panama seizure)

Entertainment

5 out of 5
magician excellent - didnt attend others

Children's Programs

no kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
minor quibble - soap dispenser placed directly under shower!

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
battleship iowa, cabrillo aquarium

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

2 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
walkingg tour & getsemeni excellent - ben torres guide

Oranjestad, Aruba

2 out of 5
snorkeling

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
tour cut short by 1 hr because some participants had 3pm flight when description clearly stated later than 4pm! but didnt matter - terrible tour - 'everglades' was a noisy airboat trip around a flooded canal with little of interest other than a few alligators; nothing of 'UN Heritage site caliber.' flamingo gardens was a pathetic roadside zoo - small flamingo pond, and dreary 'aviary' lacking any signage or descriptions - claimed 300 species of birds(!!!) while actually less than a dozen; raptors pent up in small, dark enclosures - entire 'park' is decades out of current zoo standards

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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