Panama Canal and central South America : Coral Princess Cruise Review by lumina
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Panama Canal and central South America
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The Coral had a refurb a few wks before and is in superb condition! We were pleased with our cabin, equal to QM2. We had allocated main dining which was superb in all respects and did not need to find an alternative.
Ports of call are superb but the highlight is of course the Panama Canal. We entered via the Guatan locks and then moored up, the ship then went back out late afternoon to Colon. We chose the ships excursion to Panama City and Miraflora locks meeting up with the ship at Colon.
On a sea day from Limon to Grand Cayman we had the sad More experience of a lady going overboard! At around 15:00 hrs we heard the ships horn give three quick blasts followed by the message "man overboard" all crew to muster stations. The ship had ejected a life buoy with a smoke flare so it knew where to go back to. It lowered 2 ribbed inflatables to assist in the search. We were then asked to return to our cabins for a head count. A coast guard plane and passing ship assisted in the search and after about 3 hrs they recovered the body. The Captain and Cruise Director were communicating the status and thanked the crew for their excellent work under sad conditions. This sad news affected the mood of the ship for the last 2 days of the cruise.
We would recommend this ship and cruise to all, great ship, food, entertainment, ports of call. Only down side is Miami airport, has to be one of the worst we have ever been through. Poor facility's ! Less
Cabin review: CP538
P538. Outside double/twin Located on "P" deck 5. Good location for ease of access When back on board after days a shore and for the atrium. Enough storage space and a good size bathroom. Being low and central good for those you don't like a lot of movement.
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