panama canal worth going to see

Westerdam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (San Diego To Ft. Lauderdale)
Sail Date: October 01, 2008
Ship: Westerdam
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
this is a very large ship and shore excursions were not cordinated well, most left the ship late therefore cutting them short and were too expensive for what they entailed. did not think dining rom staff were as sharp as the other hal ships I have been on. however our cabin was a "10"!my major complaint was could not hear the public announcements in the cabin, had to open door to hear what was being announced, even in some public spaces still coult not hear.
3 out of 5
did no care for this port either, could have skipped and gone to panama city or el salvador instead
3 out of 5
visited this city many times in the 70's now had grown too large, but the greeney was much perfered to the desert of cabo.
3 out of 5
bleak desert and very hot (103) would not visit there again
5 out of 5
would have loved more time there, too much to see so little time
5 out of 5
one of the best stops, green jungle right to the water, beautiful waters, people very friendly and tondalunda bay the very best place
5 out of 5
great jungle scenery but shore excursions were grossly over priced!!!
1 out of 5
skip this port entirely nothing there to see!!!

Pros: how the canal was built w/o the technogoly we have now

Cons: puerto quistal port

Recommends Westerdam? Yes!

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