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108 Carnival Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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092306
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
2,650 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Here is a review of our 8 night cruise on the Freedom to Cozumel, Costa Rica and Panama. We arrived at the port later than anticipated due to some unexpected travel issues, but had no wait at all. We were on the ship by 1:30 and able to ... Read more
Cruiser1986
Member Since 2010
1 review
91 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2010
Port Everglades embarkation quickest we have ever experienced (this was our 9th cruise). We arrived at 12 and were on board and eating on the Lido Deck by 12:30. There were six of us to check in and it could not have gone any quicker. ... Read more
CrusinCyndi
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
2,365 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew in the day before and stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale. Coming from the Chicagoland area in February, one never knows about the weather and we did not want to take a chance of missing this cruise by flying in the ... Read more
DemonB4
Member Since 2007
1 review
451 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2010
Arrived in Fort Lauderdale the day before sailing and stayed at the Sea Club resort. Weather was wonderful. Tuesday we arrived at the cruiseport at approx. 11am. I took the opportunity to upgrade to a Suite so we had VIP boarding which was ... Read more
dwindsor
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2010
My wife, daughter and I took the 8 day Carnival cruise out of Fort Lauderdale departing Feb 13, 2010. We had a cat 12 cabin as we really enjoy the extra space. We find that we do spend a lot of time in our room, contrary to popular ... Read more

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cruisingadoptionworker
Member Since 2005
8 reviews
117 forum posts
0 helpful votes
About us- We are a coupe in our thirties with a thirteen year old, and an 8 year old. We also brought our parents in their sixties, and our 90 year old papa. This is our 7th cruise, and 6th with Carnival. Ebarkation- We stayed at the new ... Read more
crazydaisy90
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
91 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2010
Drove in from Tampa. Had a great 8 day trip to Panama, Costa Rico, Belize. Embarkation was much better than we expected as the ship was late coming in due to the accident in St. Kitts the week before. We were on board and eating by 1pm. ... Read more
evandbob
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
5,228 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2010
My 13th Carnival Cruise, this was to Panama City, Limon and Belize, and I had great expectations. We're a couple in our 50's and we found that we were some of the youngest passengers on this cruise! There were lots of walkers, canes and ... Read more
dob
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2009
I am said to say that the Carnival Freedom was not a very pleasant cruise. The design of the ship kept everyone bottleneck especially when dinner and the shows let out. Everything was right there on the fifth floor, all the bars the dance ... Read more
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Nana10
Member Since 2009
1 review
161 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2009
This was our 8th Carnival Cruise and as always..we had a blast. Embarkation & disembarkation were the smoothest to date. We were on the Lido deck by 11:30 with a DOD in hand. By 1pm we were in our rooms. Unpacked and at dinner by 6pm. ... Read more

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jay72877
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Carnival Miracle was a nice cruise to be on with some positives and negatives comparing to other cruise lines. Likes - The ship was extremely clean and we felt the staff was very friendly and nice. Our dining staff was great along ... Read more
dscott
Member Since 2002
1 review
144 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2009
We have cruised on many ships both small and large and the Miracle is by far the best design to date. The ability to stroll from one end of the ship to the other without having to change floors/decks has been the best idea we have seen ... Read more
tealsbach
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall the experience was pleasurable, not great, not terrible. The plus side is I loved all the Ports and the cost of the cruse was really cheap compared to other cruise lines, but I see I got what I paid for. The service staff was ... Read more
mrfgr1070
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2009
We arrived at Port Everglades at 10:10a.m. I was warned by other reviews about embarkation and it helped. There is only one metal detector for 3,000 people to go through, so get to the port early if possible. We did and it was a breeze. We ... Read more
dalsti
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
647 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2009
We just returned from an amazing 8 day cruise aboard the Carnival Freedom, sailing to Panama, Costa Rica, and Belize.Embarkation - No problems at all. We live in S. Florida so a 20 minute ride to the port, arrived at 11am, and we are on ... Read more

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newbuthooked
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the second cruise for my sister and I.  First time we went with a group of 12 and followed the advice of experienced cruisers.  This time we decided we would try it on our own   Booking : I searched the internet ... Read more
KruzinAl
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
285 forum posts
0 helpful votes
GENERAL OVERVIEW We have sailed NCL, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess and toured HAL and Cunard so were looking forward to this first Carnival cruise on the 14 day full transit cruise. Carnival did not disappoint with its "Fun Ship" ... Read more
jsmac3
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
754 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a wonderful cruise and we want to take this same trip again, with Carnival, and on one of the Pride's sister ships. We booked the cruise during our travel agent's January 2008 winter cruise sale immediately after we learned about ... Read more
lasonya
Member Since 2008
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2009
Our cruise on the Carnival Freedom was truly memorable. We booked through our travel agent who helped us get Carnival Air through the Fly Aweigh Program. As well, we were booked on the Miracle until it experienced mechanical problems and ... Read more
2fortravel
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2009
The cruise port at Ft. Lauderdale was easy to get to and getting on board was simple and took all of 45 minutes. We got to the cruise port at noon the day of sailing. Our room was more than adequate for our needs and we were able to get ... Read more

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ginsbergen
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
As a child, my mother took me on two different Carnival cruises, both of which I hold in estranged memories regarding nothing more than free ice cream and endless soda. The time spent with her was very dear to me, but since I grew up, ... Read more
cindlbergen
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
We flew into Ft Lauderdale from Myrtle Beach early on 11/29. That airport is disgusting and there was a taxi strike so we waited forever for a ride to port. The shuttle was $11 per person but a limo, which was readily available, was only ... Read more
RichH
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
This was my 5th cruise overall, my fourth with Carnival. I traveled with my wife Denise. (By coincidence, it also turned out that her Aunt Dot was on the cruise also, traveling with a group of friends). The itinerary was Panama (we ... Read more
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jbergman
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
Embarkation - landed at airport at 12:15 and had our luggage at baggage claim by 12:30. We bought our tickets through Carnival and we waited 30 minutes inside before they transferred us outside. The first bus was full so we waited 30 ... Read more
CaroleR
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
33 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Parking: How to describe parking three miles away from the ship in Ft. Lauderdale in the N. Port Parking because the garage across the ship was full after waiting in a car line for a half hour to get in. We were there @ 12:30 which is not ... Read more

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