Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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414 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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Navy Mustang
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
77 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Panama Canal always has been one of my bucket list cruises and am glad I finally saw the marvels of going through the canal but 15 days was a little too long on this older ship. What was missing was the fun factor we see on Royal Caribbean ... Read more
ginka123
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because we wanted to do the complete transit of the Canal. We've always enjoyed cruising with Celebrity and this time did not disappoint us. Passengers had been given a specific time to check in (based on the ... Read more
PMikeH
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We took the Celebrity Infinity (ship) cruise through the Panama Canal in April 2016. There's good and bad about the cruise and the company. The ship was good - it's clean, well organized and the staff is excellent. Based on that, they ... Read more
catmarsel
Member Since 2008
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We are not experienced cruisers by choice, but we wanted to experience the Panama Canal so it was inevitable that we take a cruise. Having been notified via email that embarkation would be delayed because of security checks and a deep ... Read more
Buck1949
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,682 forum post
13 helpful votes
This Celebrity Cruise was chosen due to the timing and the itinerary. We began looking at this cruise approximately 2 years before it's sailing and compared it with other cruises being offered. After many comparisions..... and reviewing ... Read more
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tannerpj
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Sailed on the Celebrity Infinity from Miami on 27th March with friends , destination San Diego via the Panama Canal. Flew direct from Heathrow the day before, overnighting at the Miami Airport Marriott. Everything went smoothly and ... Read more
cruise-crazy56
Member Since 2003
1 review
182 forum posts
1 helpful vote
They do a nice job overall but profits seem to get in the way. The food is good and serving staff are great There are little to no freebies here. Many up charges. One alternate restaurant, Tuscan Grill even has an uncharge on ... Read more
El Gran Crucero
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Getting on in Florida was easy...a little slow getting off in San Diego, but I think it was due to something beyond their scope, having to do with some non-US Citizens an their passports. I'd seen some negative reviews, and they really ... Read more
jonsmum
Member Since 2012
1 review
196 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was out 4th X cruise but our first time on an M class ship. As before, we sailed in Aqua, this time an A1 on deck 11 as we like the sun and the A2's on deck 9 seemed to have an overhang. Embarkation in Miami was delayed due to a ... Read more
tlria510
Member Since 2013
1 review
85 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Celebrity Equinox, a beautiful ship! EMBARKATION was swift! Line wait was less then 10 minutes and we were on our way. While a beautiful ship, there are areas in which could use some improvement: verandah furniture is in need of ... Read more
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wrvrwego
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We did a back to back cruise which covered South America and the Panama Canal. We spent 3 days in BA before boarding, of which one was spent in Tigre with a family there. What a wonderful way to spend a day. They run a small tour ... Read more
patandharv
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
We booked this cruise by happenstance and so glad we did. The actual date we left may be incorrect but the rest of the review is spot on! We have cruised many times and this was a completely stressless pampering experience from the moment ... Read more
Friendlyjohnno
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
we feel absolutely cheated out of our holiday money. We are battling farmers who have saved our money for what was to be the holiday of our lifetime. Firstly, there was an 18% service charge on everything we bought, then there was a place ... Read more
Careful Yorkshireman
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
This was our first visit to the Caribbean and our second trip with Celebrity. It will probably prove to be our last trip to this part of the world and the second of a number with this cruise line. Why no plans to return? Manchester/New ... Read more
traveler316
Member Since 2015
1 review
First time on Celebrity Cruise lines and it was a WOW! The room, service, entertainment and the staff were all great. A pleasure and so much fun. We will go again. This time we were on the Celebrity Equinox. Just the right size for us. The ... Read more
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bostonfred
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
465 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
we arrived a day early and stayed at margaritaville in Hollywood. We were scouting for next year's trip with the family. Got a good deal for room as the place is new and is not filling up yet. It was right on boardwalk in Hollywood and ... Read more
Etoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We booked a wonderful Alaska cruise with Celebrity two years ago. So, given the quality of the food and entertainment we experienced there, we booked an 11 day Central America cruise on the beautiful Equinox. We were disappointed. The ... Read more
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MarkWiltonM
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
This was our second year in a row on the Equinox. The year before we sailed on the Silhouette, which is nearly identical. Boarding and disembarking was very quick and painless. The ship is immaculate and well-tended, and the cruise line's ... Read more
Poppyp35
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a very disappointing cruise. The itinerary was great and we enjoyed the Ports very much. The Panama Canal was amazing, but oh dear Celebrity Cruises are dropping their standards. We first cruised with them in 2009 and since ... Read more
otonomartillo
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 helpful votes
We are a couple in our mid 30s and were traveling with my parents who are in their early 70s. We cruise about once a year and have sailed with Disney, Norwegian, and Carnival. This was our first Celebrity experience. We've also traveled ... Read more
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Hope.Baklava
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I agree with the previous critics that Celebrity is declining and mostly in its daily operation. The entertainment was first class and activities were fine, except for the one magician and scheduling of the enrichment talks. My main ... Read more
Hope.Baklava
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I agree with the previous critics that Celebrity is declining and mostly in its daily operation. The entertainment was first class and activities were fine, except for the one magician and scheduling of the enrichment talks. My main ... Read more
tbmrt
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
3,071 forum posts
Hotel night before and Parking: Cambria Suites, Dania Beach: Wonderful hotel with separate TV’s/sitting area and large rooms. Free parking for 11 nights. Close to restaurants and nice shopping area, but better to drive 5 ... Read more
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Rogueperson
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
1,183 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We booked this cruise as our honeymoon before we even decided when we were getting married. We had a lot of expectations and concerns with this cruise. Mostly, this would be the longest cruise either of us have been on and knowing that, ... Read more
travelers98
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
While we have sailed with Celebrity Cruise Lines several times, this was the first cruise on the Infinity and what a disappointment. The service on the ship was far below Celebrity expectations. The ship is older as is not being kept up ... Read more
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