Very satisfying Panama Canal cruise

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Coral Princess

19 Night Panama Canal Pacific Adventure (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 29, 2019

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D704

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall, good cruise, if you take advantage of the activities. Be prepared for difficult to tolerate weather - hot and humid - all year round.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in the dining room, including Club Class was adequate, the buffet was barely tolerable, and the specialty restaurant we used - The Bayou - was not worth the extra money.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Most of the Entertainment staff were a pleasure to deal with


4 out of 5
The theater entertainment was poor, but the Piano Bar entertainer was OUTSTANDING.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All the wait staff we encountered was wonderful, with one exception: the head waiter in Club Class had a very uneven personality and demeanor, and very poor culinary skills.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The suite was large and comfortable, but there were plumbing and A/C issues that had to be resolved after our arrival.

Ship tip

Don't expect luxury. It is comfortable, attractive, but basic.

Ports of call

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

2 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

4 out of 5

Manzanillo, Mexico

3 out of 5


4 out of 5
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