Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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401 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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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
174 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
75 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
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
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
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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
bostonfred
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
415 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
2 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
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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
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
10 reviews
2,971 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
1,035 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
hakeem
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our 6th Celebrity cruise and the second on this class of ship.Having read the November reviews (the cruise before ours),I felt I had to come to the defence of the ship.This was our second time through the canal and the actual ... Read more
1Bratwurst
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Before the cruise we stayed 2 nights in San Diego and after the cruise 2 nights in Miami. Enough time to explore the cities and no hurry to get to the ship and back home immediately after the cruise. Both ports are easy to reach from the ... Read more
sailingman22
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We have enjoyed cruises on the larger Celebrity ships and decided to do the Panama Canal cruise on the Infinity. The ship had just came out of retrofit, and should not have all the little issue that we experienced. The first issue was a ... Read more
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funnyuask
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
This was my second trip with Infinity and was very disappointed not only with the service but with the ship's overall outlook/amenities. Let's start with the internet service package offered on board. IT is is HIGHSEA ROBBERY. What is not ... Read more
disnemimi
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I think the other reviews have pretty much said it all. The ship is older and is starting to show its age. As one walks through the ship one can hear creaking and groaning of the ship, in addition during the last part of the cruise the ... Read more
Gramma no
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I arrived in San Francisco on the Wednesday prior to the cruise, toured the city, rode the street cars, walked the many hills. I had arranged for a tour to pick me up at my hotel (Petite Auberge) on Thursday Morning, visited Muir Woods, ... Read more
lionmoon
Member Since 2006
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Sorry, i did not post this here sooner, i posted it elsewhere and forgot to post it here. We have sailed the Infinity before-LOVED IT! We have sailed the Panama Canal before with Princess- LOVED IT! This time it was more of an ordeal ... Read more
archerniak
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
96 forum posts
2 helpful votes
DH and I booked this trip over 1 1/2 years earlier and were very much looking to check the Panama Canal off of our bucket list of places to visit. We were not disappointed at all. This truly was a trip of a lifetime. The ship was ... Read more
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