Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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rlb1950
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We'd sailed on the last cruise of the Island Princess before its renovation in 2015. It was interesting to see what had happened. Basically, Princess added a batch of cabins and eliminated the walk-around Promenade. The stern is now ... Read more
mossbrook
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess. Cabin D722. First about the cabin. A standard Princess mini-suite with ample closet and storage space and bathroom. Huge balcony, thanks probably to being ... Read more
Jephph
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We are veteran cruisers (28 so far) and this was our 8th on Princess. We wanted a long one, and although we've done the canal from west to east, never in this direction. Turned out to be a great choice. Embarkation was a snap. Half hour ... Read more
roseolson
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were happy with last cruise on Royal Princess so it was a no brainier to go with Princess again. We went during my birthday and wedding anniversary and there was a personal signature on a card from the captain and a coupon for a both ... Read more
corky43
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise as it was one we had wanted to do & it worked out to be very conveniently for us. It went to all the places we wanted to see esp. the Panama Canal. It started where we wanted it to & on the day we wanted ... Read more
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georgemajors
Member Since 2016
1 review
I purchased air travel with Princess and had transfers to the pier on the day of the departure. Everything was very smooth. The only thing I didn't like was the amount of time we had to wait at the airport prior to going to the terminal. ... Read more
lynmil
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
we enjoyed the food, the entertainment and most of the ports.. we could have done away with san juan del sur as it was a very poor fishing village.. we walked around the town and headed back to the ship. our steward was great,, very ... Read more
Kwootton9
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Some friends of ours invited us to join their group on a Panama Canal transit cruise. My husband is retired from the shipping industry, so he was excited to go. We flew from Houston to Los Angeles and boarded the Island Princess. This ... Read more
Salathrop
Member Since 2011
1 review
116 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have to admit this was not my choice to cruise the Panama Canal, it was my husband's, but I'm so happy we went. The Island Princess is a smaller ship & the previous dry-dock made it even smaller with the removal of one of the lounges ... Read more
chewbaka
Member Since 2010
1 review
99 forum posts
We have traveled through the Panama Canal three previous times and enjoyed it, but not this time. As a non-balcony passenger and photographer it is important to get unobstructed views from throughout the ship. NOT available on the Island ... Read more
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loge23
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
228 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise marked a milestone birthday for my wife, as well as her retirement (you should be able to figure out the birthday!) after almost five decades as a Nurse, the last 25 of those as a Nursing Professor. We thought the full ... Read more
dmedlin2
Member Since 2012
1 review
24 forum posts
First we started the trip with the quickest and easiest embarkation we've ever had. We were checked in and on the ship by 11:30 a.m. Our cabin was ready for us and the cabin steward welcomed us on board. The Coral Princess is a nice ... Read more
abfaith7
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We choose Princess because we are elderly but we enjoy cruising and didn't want to be with a lot of children and loud noise, Princess was the prefect ship, good food, lots of wonderful entertainment, wonderful sports to stop at ! It was so ... Read more
lev_davi
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Comparing this cruise to othes that I made before, here are my commrnts: the ship was quite nice , not a new one, the cabin (mini suite) was big enough for 3 people and comfortable.it was everything that was good. the cabin service ... Read more
IP Trini
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this particular cruise because of the ports of call and quality of the cuisine offered by Princess. It was a wonderful 10 days - relaxing and stress free. As it was not in the busy season, there were very few children on the ... Read more
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Cinderellie
Member Since 2004
1 review
653 forum posts
20 helpful votes
It was my husband and my 3rd honeymoon (2 were not enough) as we are both widowers in our 50's who found one another 3 years ago and are celebrating every minute of life together in love. So, on both our bucket lists was the Panama Canal. ... Read more
Sutee
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise last minute and had a wonderful time. The 2 day canal experience was great and informative. I was disappointed that we changed stops from Aruba to Grand Cayman.....but it was understandable with the ... Read more
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KarenBlaylock
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We went with a group of friends and did not choose the ship. We had been on the Island Princess before cruising the Mediterranean in 2015. We remembered the ship as being a bit larger and having a few more amenities. We missed having ... Read more
Viviennewoon
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Excellent value for the unforgettable experience, delicious food and wonderful shore excursions. We had an excellent overview of the various countries in South America as we sailed round the Panama Canal. The cruise provided a valuable ... Read more
revbruce
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I am a retired clergy person on my 5th cruise (8 if you count riverboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers). So far I have sailed only on Carnival Corporation cruise lines: Cunard (2), Princess (2) and Carnival (1) and have had great ... Read more
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jboy8107
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I know the heading is tuff.. but at 46 and 48 we where some of the youngest people on board.. Here are some Pros and Cons Pros 1. Quick checkin - under 5mins 2. Food was good compared to other cruise lines ( just don't order any ... Read more
Applecruzer
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
26 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the Canal was on our "bucket list" and the last minute deals to fill the cabins were excellent. We like the size of the Coral Princess but if you need water slides and discos into the night to ... Read more
Harvey1939
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
955 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship is old and dated. The staff, other than a few people, were the worst, and we are Elite with Princess. Our cabin was okay. Our dining experience was made superior for breakfast and lunch by the two servers we had. The food was okay ... Read more
tloebl
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was 21 days of just mediocre food and service. Ports and tours were good but the entire cruise was affected by terrible service and institutional type meals. Embarkation was very well ... Read more
mamabelladonna
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
109 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Panama Canal was on my "Bucket List" and having one that departed just public transit distance from my home is my first choice. I have traveled a lot on Princess and am always happy with my Princess Cruises (Souffle!!!) The ... Read more
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