Second Canal Transit (this time I seen it): Coral Princess Cruise Review by iain48
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Second Canal Transit (this time I seen it)
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
As to the Coral Princess we really loved our stateroom and most of the public areas. Our cabin steward Jonathan could not have been better and most of the other Princess people were first class. We enjoyed all of our meals and used main dining room, buffet and room service breakfast. We never had any problem finding space either on deck for viewing or lounging. For dinner in anytime dining we had a few short waits with a buzzer, we normally ate around 8PM Comparing the Coral to Star Princess liked them both although missed the aft pool which on Coral is part of Sanctuary. At the main pool on Coral the noise from MUTS was over the top during the day so aft would have been a good refuge.
We did not do many shows but what we seen was fairly good and Mauricio in Crooners bar was an excellent entertainer.
Disembarkation was very easy and took taxi to Manhattan Beach.
On completion of cruise we had a few days in Los Angeles and flew home to cold Scotland.
Not on port list
Fuerte Amador for Panama City
Only bad experience of cruise took place here, we were approached at the tender port by a taxi agent and he took us to a drver where we arranged a return trip to Panama City (old town) with him waiting to take us back to tender dock. We got in car and he then started to change the deal. A row ensued and we got him to stop car and we got out. We flagged down a passing taxi and resumed our journey without problems. We arranged for him to pick us up later and had no problem. In town we visited the Panama canal museum and walked around the historic area. We bought some Molas which my wife loved and some other craft pieces. There are great contrasts here between some beautiful old buildings and others which are completely derelict. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
StarBreeze Panama Canal
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Overall, A Good Trip