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Carnival Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
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164 Carnival Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


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Kiro

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Miracle Still needs work out of Dry Dock

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We chose a aft balcony to come through the canal, hoping to enjoy the many sea days on the balcony and de-stress, relax and enjoy the break of the daily work grind. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN! We had oil droplets spewing ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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klitz

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal cruise after refurbishment

The March 5 repositioning was excellent from Miami to the Miracle's new home (we hope) in San Francisco. Although there was some concern about the novel coronavirus, it was the best ship in the world to sail on. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Osoyoos Tommy

1 Review Written

Carnival Miracle Panama Canal

We loved everything about this cruise....except the comedian(so bad it was embarrassing- many people left halfway through his performance) and the Comedy Club hostess with her squeaky voice and her fake hair flips. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dayaway

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Tired Old Tub disappointed us

This was our second cruise on the Miracle. The last one was in 2015. We have been on 13 cruises. 5 cruises with Carnival. Poor maintenance shows all over this rusty old tub. CABIN: We had the beds arranged as two ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Wolf19

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great 14 days

My husband and I have cruise with Carnival many many times never a bad cruise. All though there are things that can be done defiantly our vacation was amazing. Embarkation was easy with no issues got right on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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CHATTACRUISER

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal 10/27 - 11/10/19

There were so many wrong things about this cruise...where to begin? Let me start with the positive. Our cabin steward, Wejaya and his assistant Anna were great! They kept the room sparkling clean, with fresh ice and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mreagleye

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Legend Continues

We wanted to go on a Panama Canal cruise leaving the west coast and traveling east. We were not disappointed. The ship was beautiful and extremely clean. Seems like someone was always cleaning and polishing. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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readsboro

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

What were they thinking?

In the past, two of my favorite things about Carnival cruises were the Deli, where I looked forward to having a great pastrami sandwich every day for lunch, and the adult entertainment, which always made us laugh ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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LoveToCruise01948

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Needs Repairs

We have taken 21 cruises in the past 6 years. This was our first and probably our last on Carnival. First I will discuss the positive features of our cruise. We were on the 14 day cruise out of NY going to the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JennyTS

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not handicap friendly :/

We got disable-room , hard to get ,we like 14 days cruise. And was done over. Our balcony was not for wheelchair or scooters ,very narrow ,and doors were old ,we also got locked out .The room was very nice ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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nemesees

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Epic 14 days

I stayed on Riviera Deck Midship. No balcony but spacious except for the shower. There was a lack of storage space and Small tiny nightstands. We moved the life vests and placed them under the bed so we could use ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Casino Player

16 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

14 Day Journey's Cruise to the Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because it went to Costa Rica where neither of us have been, The Panama Canal which neither of us have been to either. We haven't been to Half Moon Cay either. My wife once went to Grand ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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malee12609

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Best cruise ever

We chose this cruise because it was a newly renovated ship going on a 14 day cruise, I was very upset by some extremely negative reviews right before going on this cruise and i wish to put everyone else at ease, we ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Kearhartkbds

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Going to Panama canal was the highlight of our cruise...friendliest people onboard crew was excellent, dining room very slow ..plan on spending 2 hours there ...shows old school nothing fancy, bands in red ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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GB Chicago

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Cruise - Easy to find your own fun on this ship

Cruising the Panama Canal was on my husbands bucket list so this cruise was a birthday gift for him and our 29 year old son. This was my 28th cruise with Carnival and the second time on the Miracle so I'm not new ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pam32310

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great time on Carnival Miracle

Cruised with my 20 YO Granddaughter. Had a great time despite having very few younger people on the ship. First time to Panama Canal. Tampa embarkation is a little more difficult to me having to park across the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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navygrainger

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

FAIL!!!

The only the enjoyable thing on this cruise were the fellow passengers. Staff: Unless they were working for extra tips at the bar or trying to sell you something, they looked and acted miserable. Some ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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BroncoBill2015

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Partial Transit 28 Feb to 09 Mar 2019

Overall the cruise was very good. The dining room service (Komang) and room steward (Andre) were exceptional. Embarkation was hampered by fog and the Carnival representatives at Houston Hobby did a good job of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Ehpride

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

One of my favorite cruises

Pre-cruise: We flew in the day before and stayed at the Courtyard Tampa downtown. Our stay was excellent and I would highly recommend. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had 11:30 to 12:00 check in time. We ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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donmcd

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dec. 2/14 day Journeys

This was our first 14 day Journeys cruise. Ship was Carnival Miracle. Departure port - Tampa. Panama Canal partial crossing. Ports - Cozumel, Limon, Panama Canal/Gatun, Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao, Montego Bay. Did a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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cruise lovah

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed this cruise immensely

My hubs and I typically cruise with RCI but, because we have exhausted all of the Royal Caribbean itineraries out of Galveston, we chose this cruise to the Bahamas on Carnival. We had only cruised with Carnival ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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keepsakefl

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Journey Cruise to Panama Canal

We choose this cruise because it left from Tampa (closest to our home) and visited the Panama Canal, along with other ports we have not been to. The weather (Dec. 2-16) was perfect! Shorts and short-sleeved shirts ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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bucu1963

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

14 Day Panama Canal

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary and departing from our home port. Great selection of port of calls with a partial Panama Canal Transit. Cruise went smooth and overall the service on the Miracle was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Unknotted

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mostly good, but some problems

This cruise was so great in many ways, but a few bad things made it rough here and there. Personnel: I've never really cared one way or another about Cruise Directors, but Ms. Emma Nixon was spectacular. I wish ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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gail047

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Tired Ship

Chose this cruise for the itinerary only. Ship was only superficially clean, poor maintenance overall. We had a balcony cabin and could see rust on the davit that held an emergency boat , worried that it would not ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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