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Scott269
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise because of the itinery and the number of days at sea. I was celebrating a partial retirement and just wanted an extended time to relax. I had concerns about the age of the ship, this being my 23rd cruise and it has been ... Read more
Champagne Taste
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
281 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I sailed on the Island Princess prior to the latest renovations and found no improvements benefitting passengers. More cabins were added reducing common space area. The gym is now is a small room with no windows. The theatre is small ... Read more
ceasarparker
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Was very excited to go to Columbia, Panama, and Costa Rica. The Coral Princess is an older ship and the cabin bathroom was unbelievably small. The Cabin and restaurant serving staffs were excellent, friendly, and professional. The front ... Read more
AllenO
Member Since 2010
1 review
24 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife's 60th BD loomed large in our planning and we always wanted to go to the Panama Canal so this was a great way to combine the two. On top of that, she was and still is a New Year's Baby so just any old First Night party would not ... Read more
flowery
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
96 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
There were some good and bad aspects to this cruise. Here are the bad points: Terrible food- worst we have experienced on any cruise line. I had read previously about the poor pastries on Princess -none of which are made with butter. ... Read more
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Seegee
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
23 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
1. Thank you for bringing back some higher end clothing like Tommy Bahama. I bought a jacket. 2. Really enjoyed the Crab Shack. 3. Thanks for the upgrade to a mini suite, a first for us. 4. The $199 photo package, about time the ... Read more
philabos
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A great itinerary on a poor ship. My bad for not following Cruise Critic comments on the 2015 "refurbishment". Added 120 cabins and ripped out lounge space - not a good result for the passenger. Double Level Universe ... Read more
Onagh
Member Since 2016
1 review
84 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Princess Cruise Lines – Island Princess – Panama Canal Grand Adventure December 20, 2016 Sailing 15 Days Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, Full Panama Canal Transit This is my first time sailing with princess cruise ... Read more
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Fzzlove
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The ship was outdated, small, and smelled like mildew in several locations (most notably the elevators towards ship's aft and the hallways. The crew, while helpful, was not anywhere near as energetic and engaging as they have been on ... Read more
toronto.gal
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
109 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Loved the cruise - it was a repeat visit to the Panama Canal for us. Two of the ports were especially fun - San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua and Cartagena in Colombia. We enjoyed both immensely. The staff on the ship were great, and the ... Read more
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HawksNDawgs
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
While the cruise is titled the Panama Canal, you never disembark from the ship while traversing the Panama Canal. Ambiance - Boat is smaller so many things that I enjoyed on other cruises were absent such as multiple ... Read more
mmtilley
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the longest cruise that we have been on, and first time on Princess. The entire trip was very enjoyable. The ship was nicely decorated for the holidays, and never seemed crowded. We had an balcony cabin that was great for transit ... Read more
norcalnick
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
9 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was the first time we’ve cruised with Princess as we’re a fan of NCL. So, I was quite hesitant after reading all the negative reviews. However, we liked the itinerary and figured it was worth a try at least once. ... Read more
phcalo
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Coral Princess. Our first experience was cruising Alaska on the same ship. For this cruise the ship was quite fully booked, with many families and children aboard for the holidays. The ship was festively ... Read more
yellowjacket_cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
3 generations of our family travelled together on the Coral Princess for Christmas, Grandparents (70s), Parents (50s) and kids (20s). We have been travelling on cruises all together for the past 15 years and have been on more than 20 ... Read more
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TandPfromDE
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 9th cruise on Princess, and 12th overall. We were going to be home alone at Christmas and decided to go on a cruise instead. We'd been to the Caribbean several times before, but not to the Canal. We selected this ... Read more
Jphn38
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have been on several Canal Cruises around the holidays before and once we had sailed on the Coral Princes which been beautifully and traditionally decorated for the Christmas Season, lots of Red and Green. Have made a couple of ... Read more
CineGraphic
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
616 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The Coral is a lovely ship and the perfect size. It never felt crowded. In the past, we’ve been on the Caribbean, Grand, Royal and Regal. Due to it’s size, and quality of service, the Coral is our new favorite. We ... Read more
susanatdotcom
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this Panama Canal cruise because it started and ended in the same port, Ft. Lauderdale. All of the ports on this itinerary were new to us, a great adventure. Embarkation was fine, we were even on the ship in advance of our ... Read more
lwall8
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Princess and our first cruise over 7 days in length. We found Princess to be gracious and comfortable. The embarkation at Port Everglades was quick and efficient. The days at sea were relaxing and ... Read more
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James F
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise specifically to experience the Panama Canal passage. We also wanted to visit Costa Rica and always enjoy Aruba and Grand Cayman. When we first boarded we went to the Horizon for lunch. My wife asked a couple if we ... Read more
cruising3times
Member Since 2001
1 review
478 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wanted to do the partial Panama Canal and we wanted to leave from Florida as that is more convenient for us. Our balcony cabin C418 was in a perfect location for us. We prefer to be mid ... Read more
Greymeowsr
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
493 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for several reasons. First of course, the visit to the Panama Canal which was nearing the top of our bucket list. Secondly, we wanted to travel on another Princess ship after having such a great Alaskan cruise. This ... Read more
pioneerdana
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We love the Coral Princess because its a smaller ship. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The ship is so clean it sparkles all the time. All disembarkments were very well organized and seemed to run very smooth. No confusion about ... Read more
EmsMom
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
348 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We usually cruise a few times a year but not with Princess because of the itineraries. We wanted to take our family on a Panama Canal cruise for our anniversary which is why we chose this particular cruise. We are from Orlando so we ... Read more
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