Tere Moana Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Fine accommodations, food, and service but weak conscierge

Sail Date: December 19, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 315

The itinerary was very promising, the captain was especially friendly and informative, the fellow passengers (only 22) were delightful, the food was always good and the service was exemplary, but the communications from the concierge left everyone uncertain about their plans.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
When we arrived at the Colon port and had our driver take us where we were supposed to go, the ship wasn't there, and like most of the passengers, we wandered around for close to two hours trying to find it. Every passenger should have been informed by email or phone that the ship had moved! This was a terrible start to the trip!
Ship Quality
No complaints about the room, which was compact but very efficient in its design.
Destinations and Excursions
Excursions often didn't make because not enough people signed up for them, but the Panama City excursion was excellent.
Onboard Activities
Alex is amazing, as a good pianist and singer, electronic specialist, and all-round helper. The staff had some genuinely good performers and Chris gave good talks. Limited offerings, but satisfactory.
Service and Staff
Chris, the tour leader was informative and helpful, the wait staff and housekeepers were friendly and helpful.
Food and Dining
I am gluten and lactose intolerant and the servers made a special point of telling me which items I could eat on the menu (always excellent food). They also brought me gluten free bread and soy milk. Much appreciated.
Colon, Panama
Don't stay there in order to board! Stay in Panama City!
Panama Canal Transit
Highpoint of the cruise. So pleased we were able to make day time passage and view from the bridge.
Panama City, Panama
Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica


Since this ship has been sold to another company, there's not much to say. Perhaps we'll take another cruise in it if the destination interests us and especially if the captain stays with the ship.

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