panama canal transit

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.1 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: 2 years ago

Review summary

met my expectations - i'm not a beach resort person and excursions had little to offer; cruise itself was relaxing and kept me interested on board. panama canal transit the obvious highlight - incredible engineering - was glad to have read McCulloughs book beforehand

Embarkation

5 out of 5
simple & fast, only a few minutes waiting in the intake lounge

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
great lectures on art, history and upcoming ports

Entertainment

5 out of 5
only went to 2 excellent magic shows and a few movies; sampled great musicians evenings in various bars; stage shows didnt interest me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
had upgrade to an exterior stateroom

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Cabrrillo aquarium, battleship Iowa

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

2 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

1 out of 5

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua Did not visit port

sea too rough for tender landings

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
excellent walking tour excursion

Oranjestad, Aruba

2 out of 5
did snorkel tour

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
'everglades' tour cut short by 1 hr because some participants had 3pm flight even tho 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; not the Everglades NP and 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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