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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Coral Princess

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

Sail date: April 05, 2019

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C502

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

After over 10 years of cruising many places around the world, this cruise was by far the best of the best! Ship, crew members, food, port of calls and the Panama Canal transit left us with an unforgettable experience for life! Don't miss this cruise!!!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and fast. No line at all.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food! In all dining areas, including dinner (Bordeaux Dining Room). The chef and his team did a tremendous work!

Bordeaux Dining Room

5 out of 5

Excellent food, most of the staff very friendly and professional, service time is reasonable, waiting line is great, except in one occasion.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Jacuzzi and pools' sides were great

Internet Cafe

5 out of 5

I believer it refers to International Cafe: available 24/7 with rich sandwiches, savory items and cakes, as well as cold and hot beverages. Located in mid ship. All this makes it very convenient!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Most (90%) of the shows and entertainers were absolutely great!

Universe Lounge

3 out of 5

Not a good place for shows, unless you're the first one and catch a good seat. very limited space of good spots to watch. Watching from 2nd floor (deck 7) is terrible (even from first rows) to impossible (back rows), mainly due to railing (first rows) and structure (other rows)

Princess Theater

4 out of 5

Great view from virtually everywhere.The only downside is that there's only one deck (7) for entrance/exit, and it takes too long to get out of the theatre

Children's Programs

No kids in my party

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Amazing team! The best we had in our history (10 years) of cruises!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean ship. Design of the ship is very convenient. Well signed and designated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Enough space for clothes and suitcases. Convenient fridge with fresh ice cubes every day (and in demand if applicable). Cabin re arranged more than once a day, and as needed or requested

Ship tip

For a cruise which is limited in ship's size (Alaska, Panama canal, Norway, others), it's the best suitable ship

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
Signs to the port were not clear/available enough. Taxi driver and GPS were confused again and again. Better deterministic address could have been helpful

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5
Nice and educating tour, especially for a first time visitor

Huatulco, Mexico

4 out of 5
Nice and educating tour, especially for a first time visitor

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

4 out of 5
Nice and educating tour, especially for a first time visitor

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Nice and educating tour, especially for a first time visitor. One day is definitely too short to visit the country. Excellent "appetite's opener"...

Fuerte Amador, Panama

4 out of 5
Nice and educating tour, especially for a first time visitor. Great to learn and see the locks (especially if you're lucky to see it in action). Visit the lake a little disappointing (maybe due the great tour in the lake in Costa Rica)

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
What a great adventure!!! Not to be missed!!!

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
Nice and educating tour, especially for a first time visitor. Very annoying local people who want to sell you EVERYTHING, ALL THE TIME!!!

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Direct flight to NYC

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
As for the ship: EXCELLENT! In the port, though, only 2-3 immigration officers, which caused the whole disembarkation a very long, slow and unpleasant experience!
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