Panama Canal cruise: Coral Princess Cruise Review by toothmaker
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Panama Canal cruise
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The ships entertainment was superb, except for the hypnotist which we were not impressed with: we frequently had to show up at More least a half hour early to get seats in the Princess Theater. There were a number of shows in the Universe Lounge. One of the shows which I really liked was "On the Bayou". Towards the end of the cruise there was a production put on by some of the crew members; very well done.
The ship's personnel were very happy and always willing to talk and share info about themselves and their family. Our stateroom steward ( Jonifer)was very good at keeping our room ready and clean. We had been upgraded two weeks before our cruise from Caribe 507 (inside) to Emerald 732 which looked out from the stern of the ship with a large window. Not only did we have a great view from our window but we also had a huge "balcony almost to ourselves". The space aft of our room was about 80 ft. wide and about 8 ft. deep, blocked off at each end by staterooms with balconies. The only time we saw using that space was during the transit of the canal. We were well pleased with the room. There was no noticeable noise or commotion from foot traffic or a/c.
We had calm seas almost all the way. The only noticeable variance from smooth was sailing from West of Cabo San Lucas to San Pedro, CA and those seas were only about two feet in height...for a ship as large as the Coral it is hardly worth mentioning.
Any questions? I'll be glad to answer or add anything to the above.
Cabin review: DDE 732
Room was as expected. Had a large window overlooking the stern of ship and great view of ships wake. Outdoor space aft of room was almost a private balcony 80ft.by 8ft.
Port and Shore Excursions
StarBreeze Panama Canal
Island Princess Panama Canal
Overall, A Good Trip