Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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414 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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nafels
Member Since 2010
1 review
95 forum posts
3 helpful votes
the panama canal / south america cruise was a total delight thought we opted for a 5 night specialty package my observation is that the select dining room was as good and with much more dining option service in either room was ... Read more
talyah56
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We choose Celebrity Equinox because of the itinerary; my husband and I wanted to experience a few islands that we had not been to before and we found that with Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama. First, the ship is beautiful! Easy to ... Read more
chgfan21
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My family of 4 decided to take this 16 day cruise to the Panama Canal mostly to show the kids a part of history (it was also a great excuse to take a 2 week cruise for Thanksgiving to relax and avoid family drama!!). This was our ... Read more
CruisinAZNana
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cabin 7062 Verandah We chose this ship for the Panama Canal and traveled with family (four adults and two children ages 6 an 11). We were able to have two adult rooms next to one another and the boys' room right across the hall. There ... Read more
flip0142
Member Since 2008
1 review
164 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see again the Panama Canal. The on-board commentator, Bill Fall (if I remember his name correctly) was fabulous. His knowledge of every single detail of the canal is awesome! The canal itself is a wonder to ... Read more
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2 gopher cruisers
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
74 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We originally did this cruise back in 2014 on the Century and had a wonderful time. My next door neighbor Tom wanted to go on a cruise with his lady friend and asked us where they should go so we did some various choices and he picked the ... Read more
waynes-world
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
we travel every year around our anniversary. we choose celebrity this time because it was recommended as was aqua class. we also wanted some tropical weather. aqua class provided us access to some of the spa,and the blu restaurant. ... Read more
AlibeeWW
Member Since 2012
1 review
185 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Going through the canal was an amazing experience. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Take note, this trip attracts many foreigners and customs in San Diego was delayed till almost 10 am. There was a two or three week notice ... Read more
cleopatraB
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise because of the Panama Canal and the ship stopped at ports we had not been to before. We met some really nice people on this cruise and Bill Hall did a good job speaking about the Panama Canal and other ports. We ... Read more
TravelguruDanville
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
156 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this ship because we wanted to do the Panama Canal crossing and the timing and price was right. Overall the ship is good. The cabins are roomy enough, have enough closet space, etc. The Cruise Director was great...plenty of ... Read more
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s2kreno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
186 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Having cruised on the Infinity’s sister ship, the Summit, in 2014, I expected an awesome time, and didn’t really anticipate any major surprises when I boarded the Infinity for a 15-day Panama Canal cruise. However, there were ... Read more
Quilter
Member Since 2002
1 review
918 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had previously taken the East-to-West cruise through the canal and thought it would be interesting to take the cruise in the opposite direction as the ports of call were different. We have also cruised enough now to make the ship our ... Read more
jascritz
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
66 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Boarding: San Francisco's cruise port area is quite congested and one needs to allow extra time for arrival. The main boulevard is blocked with traffic on cruise days, and the only public transport from the airport subway ... Read more
NJWeddingPlanner
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
My husband had a cruise through the Panama Canal on his bucket list and this cruise on the Celebrity Infinity coincided with his birthday. We had been looking at Royal Caribbean itineraries and was surprised (and disappointed) to find ... Read more
Clark cruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise to Panama, learnt a lot on the excursions and met some wonderful people, the cruise ship was great, perhaps looking a little tired in places, the Food was fabulous no matter where you ate, the excursions ... Read more
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Oz2
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to do something different and the Panama Canal cruise sounded ideal. We have travelled with Celebrity on several occasions including a previous trip on the Infinity. This one did not disappoint. From the moment we checked in ... Read more
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clarkcrusierd
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this cruise, the staff are what makes it special, they are all so helpful and friendly, going above and beyond and always with a smile, giving us good advise and a few tips along the way, the restaurants are great and the ... Read more
TeeRick
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,444 forum post
10 helpful votes
We were on the April 26, 2016 sailing of Infinity from Miami to San Diego via the Panama Canal. Overall it was an amazing cruise on a great ship. -stayed in Miami at Marriott Winter Haven on South Beach - nice boutique hotel ... Read more
Lorzy
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We enjoyed the Panama Canal Cruise from Miami to San Diego on the Infinity. The staff were great from the start, although it seemed to take awhile for the bar attendants in the deck areas to relax and start smiling. By the end of the ... Read more
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FionaFluffy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was only our second cruise and both with Celebrity. We just loved everything about it, from the shows, entertainment, activities, dining, comfort, staff, shopping etc. We cannot say enough about the staff right throughout the ship. ... Read more
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Lily lady
Member Since 2014
1 review
70 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The only thing I did not like was the new "evening chic" it is neither one thing or another. Why cannot the entertainment or catering staff do something special for these evenings, because really getting dressed up to the nines, ... Read more
MITFlunkie
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to complete my own personal passage around the world. The Infinity had a better itinerary than the other ship that I was originally planning to stay on. In all, things went very well, and it was a fantastic ... Read more
skaway
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
81 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Great cruise line and ship. Love the Infinity and the 180 degree lounge area on the 11 deck. The food was excellent and sowere all staff members. We have been on this ship twice, the most recent time was through the panama Canal from ... Read more
flutepilot
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
511 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This cruise was a curious mix of very good and not so good. The staff was the most friendly I have experienced yet on Celebrity in five cruises. The dining room staff was beyond all expectations. The food in all venues was excellent. We ... Read more
06mike
Member Since 2011
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and Cruise Line. The Canal was underwhelming since it was impossible to hear the transit narration over the PA system and therefore we missed the history and tidbits concerning the old vs new ... Read more
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