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108 Carnival Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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meatloafsfan
Member Since 2010
1 review
3,149 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on the 14 night repositioning cruise from Tampa to Baltimore with stops in Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Bonaire and St Maarten. The ship with the new Funship 2.0 upgrades is well maintained with lots of new ... Read more
Cruising Photographer
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
280 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have been on other Carnival Caribbean cruises, usually 7 day or short 4 day cruises. We chose this cruise because it was going through the Panama Canal in August. This is unusual, but they were repositioning the ship from Tampa to ... Read more
01eyeguy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed January 2014
I just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. the cruise left New Orleans, was at sea for 2 days, then arrived at Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan. From there we sailed the new day to Belize. Our last port was Cozumel. Embarkation ... Read more
Cowichan
Member Since 2013
1 review
147 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2014
Wow, was I surprised by this old girl. This was my 10th cruise and after reading some unfavorable reviews I was not expecting much. I had nightmares of spending 16 nights on an old tank.....very far from the truth. Is she a bit ... Read more
sgmdiver
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed January 2014
This was our 7th Carnival cruise. When we booked we knew that is was an older, 3 and 4 day ship. Glad we did not listen to all the negative comments from some. Embarkation was a snap, the couple in front of us asked for a priority ... Read more

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jsmac3
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
790 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were onboard the Carnival Pride repositioning cruise from LA to Miami through the Panama Canal during March 2009. Based on that experience I wrote in my review that "we want to take this trip again onboard one of the Pride's sister ... Read more
nrobin
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
56 forum posts
Overall, I would rate the resulting experience as average. We had cruised Carnival once before about 14 years ago on the "Ecstasy". The "Miracle" is enjoyed by many repeat travelers but we couldn't get excited about the operation and ... Read more
Professor69
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
36 forum posts
On March 16, 2013, the Carnival Miracle began it's repostition to the West Coast from New York City. Embarkation was slow on this snowy afternoon in New York City because several passengers from the previous cruise got sick on their way ... Read more
MsNudist
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed February 2013
I will start with the disclaimer that this was a specialty cruise booked through a private tour company, so some of the tours and events reviewed may not be available. We boarded at 11:30am with no incident and headed to the tours desk ... Read more
mustangbonnie
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
My husband and I have done a lot of cruising and I have never come across a ship that was so disorganized. Answers could not be provided by guest services to questions I had...it was the ship of "I don't knows". When asked who did know I ... Read more

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betsyam
Member Since 2010
1 review
34 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
Just got off the Carnival Freedom today after 8 wonderful days! The food and service were excellent. We ate breakfast and dinner daily in the main restaurant and I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality and presentation of the ... Read more
bigmoromom
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
2 forum posts
Traveled with 8 other couples all over 40 who have taken many cruises together. We chose this cruise as it was the ship's last trip to Panama, as well as for the extra sea days. We stayed at the Ft Lauderdale Airport Holiday Inn ... Read more
Torreon1
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed February 2012
This was our 1st time with Carnival. A group of 9 of us who have cruised before went together. We mainly chose Carnival because it went to Costa Rica and Panama. Normally we hit the islands. Overall the cruise was not bad, but here are ... Read more
red1975
Member Since 2006
1 review
Sailed January 2012
Just got back from our Freedom cruise. It was great. I have have been on these broads for several years and I look at these reviews and wonder if they can be for reall. Well this one is. We got to Ft Lauderdale on Friday. Stayed at ... Read more
napavalley64
Member Since 2012
1 review
The loud music at the pool....should be limited especially when it was well known average age onboard was over 60!....There is not enough room on the solitude deck for all those who want peace in the daytime. Most other spots were way too ... Read more

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downrunner
Member Since 2008
1 review
99 forum posts
Sailed December 2011
We flew into Tampa 2 days early and were booked into the Holiday Inn Rocky Point. We felt this was a good choice as they had shuttle service not only to the port but would pick you up at the airport as well as take you anywhere within a ... Read more
FlaParrotHead
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
458 forum posts
Sailed December 2011
I can honestly say that this was one of, if not THE, best cruise that we have taken in about 20 years of cruising. For us, this cruise brought us many firsts, including our first out of LA/Long Beach, our first along the Mexican Riviera, ... Read more
traveller123
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
324 forum posts
Panama Canal Cruise -- Carnival Paradise -- November 28-December 12, 2011 Overall, this was a wonderful 14-day cruise on the Paradise with a somewhat unique itinerary (for Carnival) of passing through the Panama Canal from the Pacific ... Read more
suzanne217
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
116 forum posts
Sailed November 2011
My DH and I arrived in Long Beach 2 days before our cruise began. We Pricelined a room at the Long Beach Hyatt ($65) and it was great. No problems. We took Prime Time Shuttle from SNA to the hotel. The first day we took Sunseeker ... Read more
kruisinkidd
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
This particular cruise was chosen based on its itinerary. Traveling through the Panama Canal has been on my husbands "bucket list" since before we were married. After hearing that the canal is in process of being expanded we knew our time ... Read more

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miniflea
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
25 forum posts
I'll start by saying that it's been 7 years since our last cruise on Carnival, and that one wasn't anything spectacular. We chose Carnival this time around based on the itinerary, and comments from friends who've recently cruised Carnival. ... Read more
benlor
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed September 2011
First...Stan Corliss!! Talent, voice, and showmanship, we enjoyed every minute. Every evening we would plan on another activity, then end up listening to Stan. He played music that everyone liked. I think the audience would have danced ... Read more
bbmom2boys
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
187 forum posts
Sailed September 2011
This was our 6th cruise ...5th on Carnival and it was wonderful! Excursions - Our first stop was Cozumel been here a few times...the last two we have gone to Mr. Sanchos all inclusive beach resort! Great time....all you can eat all ... Read more
sailn'relax
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
This was our 4th cruise with Carnival and will probably be the last. We had a really nice time and enjoyed seeing the Panama Canal, certainly a bucket list trip. We traveled with another line last year and did notice the difference in food ... Read more
groupy1
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed August 2011
While I have enjoyed all of my cruises, some have been better than others. This was not one of those. Everyone can find things to dislike about almost any situation. I try not to be a nit-picker and find the good rather than the ... Read more

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