Wonderful time!: Coral Princess Cruise Review by 4skeeter
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Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Los Angeles
The ship was great. Room was perfect for two, w/o wasted space. The steward was perfect. Ate 1st seating & had a great table. Enabled us to have evenings free or to crash. Loved watching movies under the stars. The dining was great so we never went to the specialty restaurants. And, the "tea" was perfect but make certain you ask for scones! Wine tasting events were fun. Expect to pay for any booze, but quality good & servings as expected. Spanish lessons were beneficial &fun! Worth doing! Shows o/b are varied & everyone seemed to like them..we did a couple & were happy.
Tours are rushed no matter get off the ship! Macau tours online very good for Nic.. More Nicaragua is very pooor..wish we had bought more there than C Rica but choices were few. CR is an amazing country & well worth seeing. Used 6 in 1 Odyssey tours online and loved it! Sail/scuba in Aruba was fun but that boat is FULL..might look for private tour there..if you shop then don't do tour..little time! Cartagena is a busy place, go on a tour as Spanish is needed and lots of rip off if you are unaware. Attend tour lectures as they help orient you before you go. Overall it ws a great trip we will long remember!!!Video of Canal trip worth getting.
Panama Not mentioned as a Port but it is a very impt day!! Try to see all and fix a poster so you can be seen in video..it helps. Look around as you lock thru as I saw a family of Lemurs in grass and noone else was looking. Use your binoculars! Less
Cabin review: BAA211 Balcony
A211 was a great spot! Close to upper decks (FOOD,POOL, movies, view points) very convenient)and close to elevators for all else. Long walk if you wash your duds. Loved our balcony!!! Right up front. Balcony has 2 chairs and table. Extra hangers if you need them. Beds were fine. No tv to speak of for news other than CNN. Missed Wx channel. Loved ship channel for where we were. Internet is pricey and best done at Cafe..ok in room but slow. Shower is small. Take some clips (for chips etc) clip to bottom and curtain will stay put off the body. Set the temp for h2o before you enter cuz it gets warm! Ships water is fine. Buying water, drinks, soft drinks, special coffee etc, consider their "specials" cuz it gets pricey fast!Lovely helpful crew!Read All Balcony (BA) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
StarBreeze Panama Canal
Island Princess Panama Canal
Overall, A Good Trip