Thanksgiving Panama Canal cruise: Coral Princess Cruise Review by gssjwt321
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Thanksgiving Panama Canal cruise
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The ship left Port Everglades on Thanksgiving Day. We were able to get on the ship easily before noon even though we were told we couldn't board until 1PM. Getting on was quick and so was getting off. Very efficient. We were able to get off first because we took all our own bags off with us.
We took 4 shore excursions booked through Princess. We More were happy we booked the Princess tour in Costa Rica because our bus got caught in a traffic jam and flood caused by 8 inches of rain! Our bus and 2 others were almost 2 hours late past sailing time and Princess held the ship for us because we booked through Princess. We had almost taken a private tour and were so glad we didn't!! The minute we were back on the ship, they sailed away.
We booked this cruise last minute on Monday and left port on Thursday. Saved a lot of money and were upgraded 2 classes. We had the last cabin at the back of the Coral Princess on the Aloha deck. It was very quiet and comfortable. We had to walk a long way to the restaurants at the front of the ship but it helped us burn off some calories and get some exercise.
The shows and entertainment in the Princess Theater were very nice. Less
Cabin review: BDA722 Balcony
Aloha 722 Last cabin at back of ship. Long walk to all the restaurants. No room for a sofa in the cabin and there was 1 desk chair and one small uncomfortable chair. We had sofas on both Celebrity ships in the past. Balcony small but OK. Tiny shower in bathroom. Big closet.Read All Balcony (BD) Reviews >>
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Overall, A Good Trip