Panama Canal on Star Breeze

Star Breeze Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Star Breeze

7 Night Costa Rica & Panama Canal Westbound (Colon To Puerto Caldera)

Sail date: December 23, 2016

Ship: Star Breeze

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 202

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The entire cruise from the time I got on the ship till  departure was an example of exceptional service.  This was a Christmas cruise so there were more children than the ship usually gets.  The staff was always coming up with activities.  The dining was outstanding.  This has spoiled me for sailing on bigger ships.  I never felt rushed, crowded or lacked for things to do.  The best part is that the ship doesn't stop at large ports so still got to see places as they are.  Had to get used to wet landings in Zodiac but once you master that all is good.  The only issue is that both the embarkation and disembarkation occur at shipping ports.  The port in Colon is not it the best part of town and Panama has some strange rules on how they run their ports.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent choices and flavors

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The best service ever. Bar Staff amazing, look for Noel, Mandy and Kevin.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
At front of ship on same floor as reception. Also only a few steps out to the Hot tub at front of the ship.

Ship tip

Be prepared for small destinations and wet landings. So make sure you pack or get some water shoes.

Ports of call

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5
Port strange, however if you can get out of Colon to rainforest or old fort it is worth it. If staying in Panama City the train from Panama City to Colon is worth the early morning.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Bahia Drake, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Nice sleepy fishing village. Did Tico cooking and was good but only 10 people so book early.

Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Nice Port with town easy to walk to

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
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