Carnival Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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114 Carnival Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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miniflea
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
26 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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soflacruiser
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
34 forum posts
Carnival Freedom Review - LONG 7-2-11 Cozumel,Mexico - Limon, Costa Rica - Colon, Panama Background: Ages 42 and BF 44. His 3rd cruise, my 20-something cruise (lost count - Carnival, RCL, Princess, HAL, NCL, Celebrity)... ... Read more
cowboygene
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
160 forum posts
Sailed July 2011
First of all, unlike other reviewers, I'm not going to go into the little details of what we ate and wore prior to arriving at the port. We took the Carnival transfer from the airport to the terminal, waited in line only 10 minutes, ... Read more
teeman357
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
Our family took the 8 day cruise to Cozumel, Limon, Costa Rica and Colon Panama. We did a ton of research prior to our departure. We read a lot of great things about this itinerary and a few disappointing things. I'm not sure who those ... Read more
w4kry
Member Since 2011
1 review
189 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2011
We arrived at Ft. Lauderdale airport around 10:30 AM, retrieved our luggage and waited about 20 minutes for the shuttle. We went thru process of embarkation without any complaints. We were on the ship and enjoying lunch and couple of ... Read more
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dakwriter
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
208 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2011
PROS: Generally, one of the friendliest staffs we've ever encountered during many cruises. A few dinners in the main dining room that were very good. A cute little miniature golf course. Comfortable beds and decent room stewardship. ... Read more
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alanray
Member Since 2005
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed June 2011
Just got off of an eight day on the Carnival Freedom which took us to Cozumel, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. Have been on 6 Carnival cruises and this cruise was as good as the rest of the Carnival ships. It is a fun cruise and the ... Read more
sunshinefl221
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
Ship - Others criticized the dEcor of the Freedom. We heard from other passengers that it had been toned down. I found it similar to the Splendor.Embarkation - This was our first time at Ft Lauderdale. It seems nice if you are parking ... Read more
doll64
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
18 forum posts
Sailed May 2011
We sailed last year on the Carnival Dream and we were looking forward to this one going to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. I read many of the reviews of the Carnival Freedom and when I read the not so great ones my husband said people ... Read more
Tony_R
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed May 2011
The cruise was not great. Not as exciting as previous cruises, maybe the worst because of the smoking on board. Both regulated and unregulated. Worst was the Habana Bar. To get to the internet room you had to pass this bar that is located ... Read more
nannylori
Member Since 2011
1 review
I read reviews before my husband & I left,so I had higher expectations. Everythings relative I guess. The killer of cruise reviews are comparisons. There were people on this,their first cruise,so they were thrilled because they had ... Read more
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Pattylibrarian
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
We sailed on the Carnival Freedom in January 2011. Great weather, great ship. My husband and I had each previously gone on one cruise years earlier, before we were together. Cabin: Excellent. Our interior cabin was much better than I ... Read more
mpcaruth
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
1,087 forum post
Sailed January 2011
Let me start out by saying, "We love Carnival". It is perfect for our family in terms of value and FUNability. We like to cruise in January to take advantage of low cruise fares and especially low 3rd and 4th passenger fares (RCI barely ... Read more
mlcrn
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed January 2011
This was our second cruise with Carnival, the first being the same time of year (January) in 2010 aboard the Carnival Liberty. Our 17 and 12 year old children enjoyed the Liberty so much that they had looked forward to this cruise for ... Read more
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mosaic_mom
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
1,456 forum post
Sailed January 2011
Background Information: We took this cruise to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We've always wanted to go to the Panama Canal on a ship, and this cruise with the Panama excursion sounded appealing to us. Hotel Info: We live ... Read more
pretzellover
Member Since 2010
1 review
273 forum posts
Cruising has become the best option for a family vacation. Including cruise, airfare, souvenirs, jewelry, taxis, drinks and everything, our vacation in the Caribbean was well under $5000 for 2 adults, a 10 year old and a 14 year old. There ... Read more
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chuckg228
Member Since 2009
1 review
Background: We are a gay couple (55 & 60) who love cruising. This is our 4 cruise together. We sailed last year on the Freedom with a group of about 200 gay men to the Eastern Caribbean. This year's itinerary was Cozumel, Costa Rica ... Read more
Seasonedcruiser0510
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
My wife, two kids (17 & 13), and my mom took the 8-day Panamal Canal Tour, departing from Ft. Lauderdale in early June. We arrived in Miami and caught a shuttle to the Springhill Suites near Port Everglades. The hotel was great. Hot ... Read more
sunnisuzi
Member Since 2010
14 reviews
16 forum posts
Sailed October 2010
This was our second cruise with Carnival. Embarkation was very efficient. We had originally booked a balcony and just before the cruise were given a choice of upgrading to a suite which we took. This gave us the VIP treatment which was ... Read more
tdogcruiser
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
762 forum posts
Having been on 13 other cruises, this was our first on this itinerary and ship. I have sailed Carnival only 2 other times and this was my husband's first time on Carnival. Port: Drove in from south Georgia and stayed at Hyatt Pier 66, ... Read more
allgames
Member Since 2002
14 reviews
173 forum posts
Sailed July 2010
July 3, 2010 Carnival Freedom Itinerary: Cozumel, Costa Rica, and the Panama Canal Leaving out of Ft. Lauderdale: We arrived the morning of the cruise. The airport is virtually right next to the cruise terminals. It costs $8.00 a person to ... Read more
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