This was our 9th cruise on Princess and was our 2nd time through the Panama Canal. We arrived at the port at 11:30 and was taken to the 2nd floor fright away because we are Platinum Members. From there we were checked right in and then we boarded the ship and went right up to our stateroom and met our steward Ramon who took very good care of us. We put what ever we had down and lock our things up in the safe and went up for lunch to the Horizon Court.
Since we have been to the ports before they really held little interest to us. We did get off in Cartagena and it is a pretty little city to tour. We did not take another tour in Costa Rica but did walk around Grand Cayman. There were 6 ships in Grand Cayman when we were there. Getting back to our cabin for a minute. We had a balcony and we were mid ship and there was plenty of room for everything except one thing----the shower, you have no room to turn around. I am not kidding.
Food: We had any time dining. It worked for us. Same food as the dining room but we could pick the time we wanted to eat. The food was o.k.Loved Sabatini's, the Veal chops and Lobster were delicious. Ate there twice. Disliked the Bayau Steak House> Not prime mean and could not cut the steak.
Entertainment: Loved piano player Eric Stone in Crooners Bar. He made the trip for us. Singers/dancers good.
Wished they had a sports bar. Missed a lot of good football games.
The crew was terrific. Everyone was sooo nice. They always had a smile and always willing to help.
Disembarkation: Not hard but not easy for any ship at this time. There were so many ships that pulled in at the same time that it had to be hard for customs to handle it all so we did have to wait a little to get off. We all made it and I hope that the people that had to make to air flights home could make them due to the weather.