Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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456 Celebrity Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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elbadell
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise to go to and through the Panama Canal and to end up in San Diego. The canal was fabulous. Passing through the locks in the old section was amazing. Visiting the new section, which is not yet open to cruise ships, ... Read more
Equilibrium
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We had a great time on this cruise. There was just the right amount of ports to sea days for us. There was plenty of time to do everything aboard the ship and since it was a smaller ship, it was easy to get seats at the shows and dinner. ... Read more
Dan&Chris
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
We choose this cruise mainly for the transit through the canal and the great weather. The cruise was booked approximately 2 years ago when suite guests still received two complimentary specialist dinning with we used in Qzine. This ... Read more
vgrende1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The positives: We appreciated their efforts to keep the ship clean and that they took extra precautions for the first few days. Best embarkation and disembarkation including all ports that we've experienced ( this was our third ... Read more
fun2b
Member Since 2009
1 review
180 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was not our first time on the Infinity but it will be our last. The ship is old, tired and showing wear in the staterooms and the public areas. Our sofa was filthy and the bathroom needed repair. The public rooms show wear on the ... Read more
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Subman738
Member Since 2014
1 review
28 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
Trip through the Panama Canal to cross off bucket list item. Embarkation ran a little long but we had received an email from Celebrity warning of this due to just coming from South America so it was not unexpected. Upon boarding they were ... Read more
nafels
Member Since 2010
1 review
95 forum posts
3 helpful votes
the panama canal / south america cruise was a total delight thought we opted for a 5 night specialty package my observation is that the select dining room was as good and with much more dining option service in either room was ... Read more
talyah56
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We choose Celebrity Equinox because of the itinerary; my husband and I wanted to experience a few islands that we had not been to before and we found that with Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama. First, the ship is beautiful! Easy to ... Read more
chgfan21
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My family of 4 decided to take this 16 day cruise to the Panama Canal mostly to show the kids a part of history (it was also a great excuse to take a 2 week cruise for Thanksgiving to relax and avoid family drama!!). This was our ... Read more
CruisinAZNana
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cabin 7062 Verandah We chose this ship for the Panama Canal and traveled with family (four adults and two children ages 6 an 11). We were able to have two adult rooms next to one another and the boys' room right across the hall. There ... Read more
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flip0142
Member Since 2008
1 review
168 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see again the Panama Canal. The on-board commentator, Bill Fall (if I remember his name correctly) was fabulous. His knowledge of every single detail of the canal is awesome! The canal itself is a wonder to ... Read more
2 gopher cruisers
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
74 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We originally did this cruise back in 2014 on the Century and had a wonderful time. My next door neighbor Tom wanted to go on a cruise with his lady friend and asked us where they should go so we did some various choices and he picked the ... Read more
Monterey Man
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Panama Canal did not disappoint. The ports and excursions were fine. I thought the food was average overall, albeit slightly better in the dining room than buffet. The buffet had no traffic flow - eggs there, omelets there, pancakes ... Read more
waynes-world
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
we travel every year around our anniversary. we choose celebrity this time because it was recommended as was aqua class. we also wanted some tropical weather. aqua class provided us access to some of the spa,and the blu restaurant. ... Read more
AlibeeWW
Member Since 2012
1 review
193 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Going through the canal was an amazing experience. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Take note, this trip attracts many foreigners and customs in San Diego was delayed till almost 10 am. There was a two or three week notice ... Read more
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cleopatraB
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise because of the Panama Canal and the ship stopped at ports we had not been to before. We met some really nice people on this cruise and Bill Hall did a good job speaking about the Panama Canal and other ports. We ... Read more
TravelguruDanville
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
159 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this ship because we wanted to do the Panama Canal crossing and the timing and price was right. Overall the ship is good. The cabins are roomy enough, have enough closet space, etc. The Cruise Director was great...plenty of ... Read more
s2kreno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
186 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Having cruised on the Infinity’s sister ship, the Summit, in 2014, I expected an awesome time, and didn’t really anticipate any major surprises when I boarded the Infinity for a 15-day Panama Canal cruise. However, there were ... Read more
Quilter
Member Since 2002
1 review
918 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had previously taken the East-to-West cruise through the canal and thought it would be interesting to take the cruise in the opposite direction as the ports of call were different. We have also cruised enough now to make the ship our ... Read more
jascritz
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
69 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Boarding: San Francisco's cruise port area is quite congested and one needs to allow extra time for arrival. The main boulevard is blocked with traffic on cruise days, and the only public transport from the airport subway ... Read more
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NJWeddingPlanner
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
My husband had a cruise through the Panama Canal on his bucket list and this cruise on the Celebrity Infinity coincided with his birthday. We had been looking at Royal Caribbean itineraries and was surprised (and disappointed) to find ... Read more
Clark cruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise to Panama, learnt a lot on the excursions and met some wonderful people, the cruise ship was great, perhaps looking a little tired in places, the Food was fabulous no matter where you ate, the excursions ... Read more
Oz2
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to do something different and the Panama Canal cruise sounded ideal. We have travelled with Celebrity on several occasions including a previous trip on the Infinity. This one did not disappoint. From the moment we checked in ... Read more
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clarkcrusierd
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this cruise, the staff are what makes it special, they are all so helpful and friendly, going above and beyond and always with a smile, giving us good advise and a few tips along the way, the restaurants are great and the ... Read more
TeeRick
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,888 forum post
10 helpful votes
We were on the April 26, 2016 sailing of Infinity from Miami to San Diego via the Panama Canal. Overall it was an amazing cruise on a great ship. -stayed in Miami at Marriott Winter Haven on South Beach - nice boutique hotel ... Read more
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