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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Coral Princess

15 Night Panama Canal - Ocean To Ocean (Ft. Lauderdale To San Francisco)

Sail date: February 19, 2018

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B722

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Very glad I took this trip. Hadn't even thought to go to central and south america but it was well worth it.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth, line was constantly moving.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Ate in the main dining room for most meals. Service was great. Food was delicious. Chocolate desserts were to die for if you are a chocolate lover. The 4 cheese pizza was great and in my opinion the best of all their selections.

Wheelhouse Bar

5 out of 5

Spent a lot of our time here. Fun decor, comfortable seats. Higher tables that allowed up to play cards.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The Bayou was well worth the extra cost. The filet mignon that I had was delicious, tender and flavorful. Service was top notch.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of activities. Pools were refreshing. Walking track on deck 7 was nice.

Gymnasium

3 out of 5

Lots of options but too cramped. Would like to be able to lower the TV screen so I could watch the ocean.

Lotus Spa

5 out of 5

Sanctuary Spa heavenly. Well worth the extra move. Lounge chairs very comfortable, service excellent. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great selections

The Library

5 out of 5

Very peaceful. Good book selection

Explorers Lounge

5 out of 5

comfortable chairs. Loved the trivia nights.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was friendly, helpful and professional

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Smaller ship but lots of options. Clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice size room. Liked the layout of this ship better than Carnival or Celebrity.

Ship tip

Explore lots of fun nooks and crannies

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Easy to get to, well laid out

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Just walked their pier, lots of little shopping places. Clean.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
They have a animal sanctuary at the exit of the pier. Lots of exotic rescued animals, birds, monkeys, turtles.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Early start to the day but well worth it. Fascinating history. Had great views from every part of the ship. We didn't stop so I will be planning a trip back to Panama at some time in the future.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Toured the Rain Forest Adventure and the crocodile river tour and both were fantastic. Lots of wild life. Knowledgeable tour guides

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

3 out of 5
They said this was a newer port just trying to get established so it was okay. They definitely have room to develop. Dirty, poverty more exposed. I felt safe while on our tour.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Over rated. Prices high. Very developed. Just walked the pier and the local area. Lots of shops, paved sidewalk.

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Didn't explore. Took shuttle right to airport but There looked like there was lots to do within walking distance.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth, fast

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