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392 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Vikingjorg
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
67 forum posts
This ship is in need of a complete overhaul, it is getting a little tattered and looking old. Shore excursions were not up to snuff, too much political discussions by the guides. When will the cruise lines quit taking bribes from ... Read more
walter54
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
Panama cruise April 13 - April 28 2015 Due to mechanical problems, our flight between Brussels and Atlanta was delayed with more than 7 hours. Besides that the flight between L.A. and San Diego was cancelled. So we did the last track by ... Read more
Chrisda
Member Since 2015
1 review
Overall: While we had enjoyable experiences on the cruise this was due more to the ports of call rather than the ship itself. Overall the cruise fell well below our expectations. The quality of food was not much above fast food / cafe ... Read more
missjazz
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
The Infinity cruise before us had norovirus, but Celebrity went above and beyond to make sure our cruise didn't have the same problem. They were extra cautious and I applaud them for it. We'd sailed on other cruise lines but this was the ... Read more
conwakr
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
260 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
We picked this ship because of the itinerary. We had an aft concierge cabin and the large deck was worth the up-charge, plus the itinerary suited an aft for earlier sailaways and the Canal journey. The ship was very clean having just ... Read more

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Luvcruising1
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
I'm on the fence with this rating between Average and Very Good. Due to the Panama Canal crossing we chose an aft stateroom (7206) and were very pleased with the location looking at the wake, especially going through the canal and ... Read more
richard w.
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
Our cabin or state room as they call it, was a pleasant surprise-very clean, large and modern. We had a balcony which was appreciated very much as we were always able to see the ocean and never felt claustrophobic. Our cabin steward, ... Read more
stujake
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
27 forum posts
Sailed March 2015
Check in was extremely fast and painless. We arrived on the early side of boarding times. Although we were on the ship early, our luggage did not arrive until just before dinner, almost 6:30 PM. Our ship was scheduled to sail at 4:30 ... Read more
gazellenell
Member Since 2006
1 review
22 forum posts
This was our second Celebrity cruise and our second time on the Infinity. One of the main reasons we selected this cruise was due to the exceptional time we had on an Infinity transatlantic cruise in 2013. Unfortunately, this cruise ... Read more
george91206
Member Since 2015
1 review
We stayed in a suite and the first thing we noticed was that it was not clean. The suite was large and the bathroom was at least a hundred square feet. The corners of the bathroom floor were dirty and the floor was badly stained. The room ... Read more

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1pinehurst
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
We flew into Fort Lauderdale the day before our cruise and took a short cab ride to the Embassy Suites, a very busy but comfortable hotel with a nice manager's reception and a very good breakfast. There are many restaurants and shops ... Read more
Claremont
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed March 2015
From Valparaiso to Fort Lauderdale is a very long way both in distance and in culture. The journey was fascinating. Embarkation was swift but access to staterooms was delayed due to extensive cleaning following an outbreak of intestinal ... Read more
dxgiroux
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
425 forum posts
Sailed March 2015
This was the perfect cruise. Embarkation was good, the only problem that I would see where concierge passengers wait in different lines and the helpers do not guide you or tell you where to go... but it is all good. Our cabin was awesome, ... Read more
Cruisin' Forever!
Member Since 2004
1 review
700 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are huge fans of Celebrity... and especially of the Solstice class ships. We've sailed on Celebrity Solstice (2009) and Celebrity Silhouette (2012) and so sailing on Celebrity Equinox was a no-brainer. For the most part, we weren't ... Read more
italian stallion
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
2015 Celebrity Equinox Cruise Review I am going to take a different approach in writing this review. This will be a collective summary of my wife and I experience on the 11 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise aboard the Celebrity Equinox ... Read more

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PEW1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
20 forum posts
Sailed February 2015
We had been on this same ship May 2014 with a completely different experience. I think the ports of call may be one reason this trip was disappointing. Last year we did the Mediterrean We have cruised 9 times on different cruise lines. We ... Read more
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omar066
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Cruised the Equinox from Feb. 23 thru March 6th and must say we had an overall great time. The ship was in terrific shape and the ports were great as well as the weather We had a bit of a tough start. The ship was being Sanitized from top ... Read more
swapilot
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
44 forum posts
Sailed February 2015
My husband and I are 60 and this was our 25th cruise but first on Celebrity. We've sailed on most cruise lines but the most have been on Princess, Holland . This was an 11 day cruise to Panama, Costa Rica, Columbia, Mexico, Belize and ... Read more
RorySten
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
This was our eleventh cruise, third with Celebrity, third going to the Panama Canal, and we were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. We're from Pennsylvania, U.S.A. We're not going to bother with reviewing the ports or excursions ... Read more
Cruiser2835
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As always, when traveling, if you think you're getting gourmet food, Broadway shows and a suite for $100 per night per person you might be slightly disappointed because in reality a gourmet dinner and a decent show ticked costs way more ... Read more

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jkgourmet
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
1,168 forum post
This actually was a repositioning cruise through the Panama Canal to South America, ending in Valparaiso, Chile. Two well traveled American couples, ages 58-73. Third cruise for one couple, seventeenth for the other couple (us). All have ... Read more
MileagePlus
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed December 2014
Embarcation - we arrived at the terminal about 2pm, the latest ever, and were surprised how quickly we were processed, onboard and being handed a glass of sparkling wine. Our room was ready and we dropped off our carry ons and filled the ... Read more
eschi
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
This cruise was sold as the "ultimate" and the ship was rated with 5 stars ! This cruise was just the worst I ever experienced. Apart from 4 constant shopping channels on the TV with a cruise director who should be fired at all, this ... Read more
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JWYBLF
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
We have been on many cruises and we found this particular staff so exceptional that we must comment. There are often strong and weak links in a cruise staff. Activities may be strong or weak. Service may be exceptional or mediocre. There ... Read more
doberwoman
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
92 forum posts
My husband and I are in our 50's and this was our 6th cruise, 2nd with Celebrity. We've done 2 cruises with Princess and 2 with Carnival. Unlike many others, we are not loyal to a particular cruise line, the line we choose is dependant ... Read more

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