Cunard Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
  • Afternoon tea is a white-glove affair
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36 Cunard Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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wizwiz1944
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
25 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our second Cunard cruise, the last, around a year ago on the Queen Mary, which was disappointing to say the least, and we had some trepidation about booking another Cunard Cruise, after all same company management, how is it ... Read more
sacbrit
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
I really enjoy the Cunard Line, I am English by birth and American by choice. I choose Cunard because they provide Dance Hosts for the single ladies for any length cruise. The Queen's room dance floor and Orchestras are so perfect for ... Read more
chriswat
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
125 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
Given that the cruise industry is becoming very competitive these days, we would have thought that Cunard would have tried to keep up with the other "luxury" lines. First the good: The embarkation process was very quick and ... Read more
gourmetjan
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We were completely surprised by our experiences on board Queen Victoria. After our last cruise where my husband’s gluten and corn intollerances were completely ignored and he became very ill, we had given up on cruising. Thank ... Read more
skcusime
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
We booked the Panama Canal transit, from LA to NY, in Princess Grille. We were delighted to find about 2 weeks from embarkation that we had been upgraded to Queens Grille, Q5, stateroom 4188 at the very rear portside. What a great room, ... Read more

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zak477
Member Since 2012
19 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Let me start by saying that we are Platinum members and have enjoyed many Cunard cruises in past years. Of course, like the other cruise lines acquired by Carnival LLC luxury & quality service has taken a back seat to costs. In reading ... Read more
Doug.reno
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed April 2014
Food and service good Entertainment marginal Scotch tasting good On shore excursions marginal at best Ball room dancing good Value for money marginal Cabin service good Port & excursion commentator very poor ... Reading a script ... Read more
settle2000
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
24 forum posts
9th Cunard cruise - Platinum Status - (103rd cruise overall) What we liked - -Embarkation - not a long line, but no one in the Platinum line - went right on. -Dancing in the Queen's Room - great orchestra and singer - if you like ... Read more
Whitemarsh
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
3,596 forum posts
Sailed January 2014
I've sailed with Cunard before, but always on Queen Mary 2, so this cruise was an opportunity to experience one of the other two Cunard ships. The cruise was 42 nights long including transiting the Panama Canal and stops in Fort ... Read more
Strode Wallace
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
50 forum posts
A couple who we met on a transatlantic cruise on HAL in 2008 and bumped into again on another HAL cruise from Amsterdam to New York in 2010 emailed us about a sale of just a few days for a 15 or 18 day Panama Canal cruise on Cunard's ... Read more

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Jimsgirl
Member Since 2002
10 reviews
4,314 forum posts
Sailed March 2013
This cruise was from LA to New York. 18 days total, also last but one segment of QE World cruise. Embarking at LA. Some passengers informed embarkation would be delayed , others received no information. I got through documentation ... Read more
mollyutah
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed March 2013
We purchased the Cunard transfer from LAX airport to the embarkation site. We arrived at LAX at 8:30 AM and were not met by any Cunard personal. We called the 800# and finally were met at 9:00AM, after we got our luggage and were wondering ... Read more
studhilo
Member Since 2013
1 review
101 forum posts
Some friends took a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth (QE) at Christmas last year and did nothing but complain. Also, I traveled on the QE2, several times before her retirement and quite liked her. So,I didn't expect much from the newest ... Read more
EastSideGuy
Member Since 2011
1 review
82 forum posts
Great cruise on the QV from New York to San Francisco. PROS: - Fast embarkation in New York, since times were staggered and many had boarded in Southampton - Very comfortable, quiet, well furnished cabin with king bed, love seat and ... Read more
dencruise80
Member Since 2011
1 review
33 forum posts
Sailed January 2013
The Queen Victoria is the smaller version of Cunard style than the Queen Mary 2. The ship is simpler in design. The public rooms on deck two and three are located on one corridor that runs the length of the ship. Most of these bars and ... Read more

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Peter Williams
1 review
Sailed February 2012
This review is going to be fairly long to cover all points we wish to make. We booked direct with Cunard who were then and up to leaving from UK very helpful. At LAX we were kept waiting for over 90 minutes after going through ... Read more
emlynhughes1
1 review
Sailed February 2012
we booked a package holiday with a Internet cruise company. we had a flight from Manchester to Las Vegas - the fight was very good as it was not full, Our daughter has a friend who is an air hostess on the route from Manchester to Las ... Read more
Edward J Kelley
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first QV trip although I am a Diamond Cunard World Club member. In the recent past most of my Cunard trips have been on QM2. I was extremely satisfied with this QV experience and found that it was in most respects superior to ... Read more
Natasha708
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
2,207 forum posts
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read my review. This is my 31st cruise & second on Cunard. The first was in 1995, Alaska, so it was time to cruise with them again. Cunard was all I had hoped it would be, and more! I was hoping ... Read more
safarigal
Member Since 2007
1 review
1,636 forum post
Sailed January 2012
Embarkation There was priority embarkation. We arrived at the embarkation hall at about 11:30 and were directed to a waiting area. We were soon given our cruise cards and escorted to another waiting area. Boarding began at about 12:00 and ... Read more

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keithm
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
4,368 forum posts
Sailed January 2012
We did the Panama Explorer voyage on Queen Victoria.The past few trips we've done the Grills. Our T/A booked us a "wheelchair room. It was larger than a Princess suite. We were offered a P-2 suite. It was not a free upgrade. On checking ... Read more
Pru Pomell
1 review
Sailed January 2012
My husband and I booked this cruise last September after seeing this been advertised on the Cruise channel. We were a little nervous about the cruise as we had heard that the Cunard line was very different to the cruise liner we were use ... Read more
Roger I Baxter
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2011
The decor of the ship is stunning and the quality of service on the trip, whether in our room, for meals, whether formal or otherwise and for excursions and entertainment were all quite outstanding. We thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed ... Read more
cnmatl7
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
My Mother, may she rest in peace, use to have a saying, "Some people would complain if they were hung with a new rope"... it must be because new ropes would be scratchy on your neck - a problem that wouldn't be worth complaining about for ... Read more
Manxie57
1 review
Sailed December 2011
My husband and I booked this cruise as Acapulco and Panama Canal were what we wished to see. I found out just before I cruised that Acapulco had been crossed off the itinerary well before I booked but I was not informed at the time of ... Read more

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