100 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Princess Coral Princess Cruise Reviews

We have cruised with Princess 4 times. This embarkation was quick and easy. We weren’t early and had no queues or waiting. The mini suite was very comfortable- the bed was wonderful! The dining room food and food in general, was ... Read More
We have cruised with Princess 4 times. This embarkation was quick and easy. We weren’t early and had no queues or waiting. The mini suite was very comfortable- the bed was wonderful! The dining room food and food in general, was better than our cruise experience in the Baltic however the menus in the speciality restaurants didn’t appeal so we passed on trying them. The shore excursions - we did one in nearly every port - can be a bit hit and miss depending on your guide. We did a boat trip back through the Miraflores locks. The guide was nice but extremely difficult to understand and the organisation of the tour was a schemozzle with the captain/ship pilot and or the food all being late causing us to sit on the boat for an hour before we even left the dock! We did an excellent walking tour with hop on-hop off option in Cartagena. The ship staff have generally been great. Miranda the cruise director is just lovely. We are a retired couple from Australia and have enjoyed our Princess cruises and am sure we will enjoy many more Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had already taken a partial transit cruise through the Panama Canal previously on the Coral Princess. Some of the ports we had not been into yet. Really did enjoy Cartagena and Huatulco. ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had already taken a partial transit cruise through the Panama Canal previously on the Coral Princess. Some of the ports we had not been into yet. Really did enjoy Cartagena and Huatulco. Only disappointment was not being able to get into Nicaragua because the choppy seas. Apparently this happens often. It was one of the few ports that I was really looking forward to seeing. I understand the safety aspect, but if this happens more often, then look for a different option to get passengers off the ship. We enjoyed the commentary that was presented while we were transiting the canal. It was very informative. Being on the Cora once before, it was fun to be cruising on her again. I enjoyed the newly refreshed ship, but our cabin had some issues. Enjoyed the Lotus Pool area. It was quiet and relaxing. I feel because of the frequent sea days that there could have been a little more variety of intellectual programs and activities during the day. I really enjoyed the Movies Under the Stars with the recent movie releases. We went to the movie almost every night. Really enjoyed the blankets and popcorn. I really enjoyed two of the production shows, The Secret Silk and Encore. Motor City is getting a little old. They also had a production show that was staged in the Universe Theatre, instead of the Princess Theatre that was unique. The rest of the main entertainment was average. We had fixed dining and had a wonderful waiter and assistant waiter. Our waiter sang to us during Italian night and sang an anniversary song to a couple at our table celebrating their 68th anniversary. Our assistant waiter made us napkin animals several times. It made dining fun. The food was good. We enjoyed the galley tour along with the show ahead of the actual tour. Embarkation went smoothly, we were later getting onto the ship, so there wasn't any waiting what so ever. Disembarkation went fairly smoothly. There was a back up in the terminal, but they keep us comfortable on the ship and well informed. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We had a balcony cabin which was big enough except for the shower, but we lived through that. The ship was recently remodeled in the passageways and I am assuming that various other parts were remodeled also. The cabins had large ... Read More
We had a balcony cabin which was big enough except for the shower, but we lived through that. The ship was recently remodeled in the passageways and I am assuming that various other parts were remodeled also. The cabins had large TV's installed on the walls but other than that not much looked new in them. The ports were great but we were disappointed that we missed San Juan, Nicaragua due to bad weather. The food was good and we tried several restaurants on board. DO NOT PRE-PAY for restaurants as they are easy to get reservations for daily and although we cancelled one reservation forty-eight hours in advance, we are fighting to get our pre-paid money back. They claimed that they refunded us but they also charged us again for the reservation. If it wasn't for that I would give the ship five stars. Watch your room bills closely. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
This was the first cruise of the Coral Princess after a rehab in dry dock. Carpets have been replaced, flat screens added to all rooms with satellite reception, new paint and improved internet access are among the changes. The ship is ... Read More
This was the first cruise of the Coral Princess after a rehab in dry dock. Carpets have been replaced, flat screens added to all rooms with satellite reception, new paint and improved internet access are among the changes. The ship is small and was built for the Panama Canal. Overall the cruise gets high marks. My husband and I are in our early 60's and were among the youngest people on the ship. Lots of folks with walkers, wheelchairs, scooters and canes. Excellent weather, no rain and not too hot. We did the Princess excursion "Aromas and Flavors of Cartagena" which was excellent. Demonstration and coffee tasting, local cooking class and tour of the Old City. Very well done. We were a group of 28, split into two class groups. The small size allowed for a high level of interaction with the guides and young people who were teaching the classes. Humberto is the ship's guide to the Canal. He did a fabulous job of narrating the passage through the Canal all day. We made our way around the ship throughout the day. The emergency doors on level 11 was opened so we could view the locks from the front of the ship. This is not advertised. So check "non-traditional" access points. Princess is one of the few ships that stops at Puerto Amador. We did the train trip and the new locks. We did the dome car which wasn't worth the extra expense. There wasn't much to see that you would miss if you were below. Save your money. The new locks are very interesting especially when compared to the old locks and well worth the time to visit. Our tour also took us through the city and past the old town. No stops just the bus ride. Costa Rica was our least favorite stop. All excursions are very long as they take you a good distance from the port of Puntarenas. We did the tour of the Botanical Gardens, Coffee Plantation and some old church. The Botanical Gardens left much to be desired. Birds in very small cages and green houses of orchids that need more TLC. The Doka Coffee Plantation was excellent. We could have spent another hour there, but the guide hustled us on the a public park and church. This stop could have been eliminated and we would have been able to see all that the coffee plantation had to offer. Way too long on the bus. In Nicaragua, we did the Hacienda on Lake Nicaragua. Very relaxing. It's a working hacienda. The family was our host. Local dancers performed traditional dancers and local crafts were demonstrated. Lunch was delicious. This is not an exciting adventure. I sat with the lake in hammock and renewed my soul. My husband watched the performances of the horses and interacted with the local folks. Our last stop was in Cabo. We did the half day sailing adventure. It was fabulous. Wonderful guide. Plenty of food and drink. We saw about whales, sea turtles, marlins and a variety of birds. We had a wonderful room steward and great waiters for dinner. We chose the Anytime Dining but had the same table every night. Food was better than average. Food that we did not like was relaced quickly. Activites on sea days left much to be desired. Mostly trivia, and craft kits during the day. Each night was a different performer. Three nights were productions. All others were one-person shows. Comics with jokes that addressed the age of the majority of the guests. The "enrichment speaker" was terrible. Very dated presentations with extremely poor visuals (think powerpoint with old B/W videos embedded). The wine tasting was excellent as was the cooking demonstration by the Chef and the Head of the Hotel and the tour of the galley. All in all, it was a very relaxing expereince. No drama. Just a wonderful time. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
The dining room and cabin steward were great. The ship just came out of dry dock and there were technical problems with the Movies at Sea on deck, that was a bit disappointing. Many workers came along on the first leg out of dry dock to ... Read More
The dining room and cabin steward were great. The ship just came out of dry dock and there were technical problems with the Movies at Sea on deck, that was a bit disappointing. Many workers came along on the first leg out of dry dock to finish up maintenance, no big deal - just something we noticed. The Panal Canel was everything we hoped for as this was our first time through the canel. The main dining room experience was great, our regular waiter and assistant waiter for dinner were excellent. The times we went to breakfast and lunch (anytime dining) was equally great. The buffet, or cafeteria as some call it was what you might expect from a cruise ship. My significant other requires gluten free food and I give Princess an A+++. The head waiter was very accommodating and even had the galley prepare special desserts for her (and other passengers) the following night for dinner. Awesome job! We didn't arrange any port excursions through Princess; therefore, no comments on those areas. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We chose this cruise to go through the Panama Canal and it ended in San Francisco which is home for us. The ship, Coral Princess, had been in dry dock for 12 days prior to our cruise and the contractors were not finished with the upgrades ... Read More
We chose this cruise to go through the Panama Canal and it ended in San Francisco which is home for us. The ship, Coral Princess, had been in dry dock for 12 days prior to our cruise and the contractors were not finished with the upgrades such as new carpet and flat screen TVs in the rooms. Nice upgrades, but there were rolls of carpet about the ship and painting still being done. Embarkation was delayed for 4 hours as the ship was late coming from dry dock so we sat in the waiting area until we could board. Our cabin had a new TV and the room was thoroughly functional, but the wi fi was not working properly and there were tech's throughout the ship working on it. Cosmetically the ship was not up to the standards we have experienced on Princess. For instance there were speaker covers sitting on the floor in the Princess theater and seats around us were broken and wobbly. Our cabin was a balcony unit and other than the minor cosmetics we were overall happy with it, it was clean and the bed was comfortable. Dining was excellent, the food was great and a nice variety to chose from. The dinners were a little long, averaged about two hours to finish our meals. We had the early seating for dining, the shows are staggered so we could still see them after dinner. We really enjoyed the Production show, well done. The guest entertainers were excellent, I recommend seeing them, comics, magicians, singers. Lots of activities daily on the ship, we never got bored. The service was excellent, the crew is friendly and works hard. We took a shore excursion at every port through Princess and they were well organized. Only drawback is on ports where you tender in took a long time waiting in tender lines both coming and going. Some ports were short on time and some of it wasted waiting in line. Only one of the excursions we took was misleading in the Princess tour listings description. In Cabo San Lucas, MX we took tour SJD-500 that is titled "4 x 4 Desert and Camel Adventure". There was NOT a 4 x 4 ride "on a guided off-road safari adventure". It is also listed there is a tortilla-making presentation which did not happen, very misleading. We did have a tequila tasting as described and the traditional Baja meal was excellent. The camel ride was fun and unique, well organized. The description says "cameras may not be used whilst atop a camel", however we were prevented from taking photos while greeting the camels too. Disappointing since the vendor had there own photographers taking photos, unfortunately their photos were expensive starting at $40 for one! Way too expensive, we returned without a photo of us on the camel. Guests we dined with took the Whale Watching by Zodiac in Cabo San Lucas and they really liked it, said it was fantastic and they saw about 30 whales and several were up close. If we are able to do this cruise again we plan on doing this excursion. This was a great cruise and we would do it again (probably will in a few of years). Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
I chose this cruise due to the fact that it ended in Los Angeles, started in the USA (in this case I took a transfer from Miami airport to Fort Lauderdale but did not hang out in Florida). It was a good choice for me economically and for ... Read More
I chose this cruise due to the fact that it ended in Los Angeles, started in the USA (in this case I took a transfer from Miami airport to Fort Lauderdale but did not hang out in Florida). It was a good choice for me economically and for relaxation purposes. Both embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. I knew it would be a calmer cruise with few ports. For this vacation, that is what I wanted. The service staff were very nice and did a good job, I loved the production cast shows, and the magician Trigg Watson. They played movies under the stars, in a theater, and in the rooms, that were fairly recent like withing that year (it was great the selection).I really enjoyed the anytime dinner option, along with tea time everyday. I also had personal pizzas made at Alfredo's a few times and that was very nice. The shore excursions I went on were eco tours with crocodile sightings being a highlight in both Costa Rica and Hualteco and I enjoyed both immensely. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Had a great time. Some highlights and lowlights. Highlights: main dining room staff was great. Highlights Matre' d was very responsive to first night request for a table for 2. The line for requesting this was 20+ deep ... Read More
Had a great time. Some highlights and lowlights. Highlights: main dining room staff was great. Highlights Matre' d was very responsive to first night request for a table for 2. The line for requesting this was 20+ deep after we embarked. We asked for table for 2 at the start of the first night's dinner and it was available for the rest of the cruise. Lahito was excellent as a waiter. Crab shack was good. Service was slow. Ambiance (Horizon Ct.) was a bit tack but all elsce considered, I would do it again. Of course, Brenda, our AAA travel Agent had arranged for a meal voucher. Bayou Cafe was excellent. Again, thank you Brenda. Puerto Vallarta Whale Watch via Princess. We've been on several of these over the years and this was absolutely the best. We were fortunate to have Benjamin as a guide. He came with a hydrophone (and recordings) so we could 'experience whales singing. Saw two groups of whales. One female being pursued by 5 males and all of them harassed by a school of dolphins. The second was a mother and calf. The mother breached several times (yes, I've got photos) and the baby slapped its flute over and over. Finally, the baby laid across mother's back and 'snuggled' for a long time. The baby peaked it's head out of the water as if mugging for the camera. I'd recommend this excursion. Lolights Missed Nicaragua stop due to wind and waves. Teenagers on board tended to gather in public spaces and annoy everyone. Twice they occupied the stairs and landing at the elevators on our floor and tried to act mature by dropping f-bombs in their conversations so that all nearby could hear them. Come on parents, get some control. Ship feels a little dated but most are anymore. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We chose this particular cruise, as it was a full Panama Canal Transit. This had been on my husband's Bucket List for many years now and when he retired and we had unlimited "vacation time", I booked it immediately The ... Read More
We chose this particular cruise, as it was a full Panama Canal Transit. This had been on my husband's Bucket List for many years now and when he retired and we had unlimited "vacation time", I booked it immediately The Coral Princess is a pretty ship, smaller in size and has everything one needs. I will admit it is looking a bit worn, but kept immaculately clean. The public areas were decorated very nicely and all the seating was very comfortable. Be sure if you want to attend an event or one of the larger production shows, you get into the venue 45-60 min before show time. Usually there are things going on prior to the event in the same venue and a lot of people just stay. Getting a table in the Card Room was difficult at times, but we managed to ask people that were "saving" multiple tables to give one of them up. Many of the tables lift sides were in sad condition and one had to "work" on them to get them to stay up in place. One thing I did notice, is that our mini-suite balcony had quite a bit of rust on the metal parts of the ship and the patio furniture desperately needed to be replaced, It was usable but stained and faded. Plus I hated those plastic tiles that are laid down on the decking, like walking on Lego's! The banister railing had been recently varnished. The inside of our cabin was nice and very clean. Thanks Boylin, for taking good care of us! Some of the minor enhancements that could be looked at are, replacing or re-stretching the carpet, updating the old pictures, retiling the bathrooms. All of the previous items are cosmetic and did not effect my cruise. My biggest complaint was those small TV's with such limited programing to watch!! I know I am not on a cruise to watch TV, but I am a night owl and like to do so after the evening events have wound down!! I guess I was totally spoiled on the Royal Princess that have 50" TVs with On Demand programming!! Oh, the beds are to die for!! No, none, nada, complaints there!! The food and service was really good. In the main dining rooms it was a bit slow, as it seems like they had several new crew and the main waiter and helpers were getting to know each other? The food in Horizon Court was fabulous. I have never had such great tasting breads, meats, and gravies. Not to mention the absolutely fabulous desserts at least 8-10 to choose from, plus the most delicious tasting cookies ever! Try the Peanut Butter they are to die for!! Say hi to Carlos for me! We were on first name basis. Over all the cruise was wonderful. We met so many awesome people, several of which we will keep in contact with! If you are thinking of this itineray, do it! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
My husband had always wanted to see the workings of the Panama Canal! It was an item on his bucket list. The Coral Princess is a lovely ship - we loved the formal dining and met some great new people onboard. We did the full passage of ... Read More
My husband had always wanted to see the workings of the Panama Canal! It was an item on his bucket list. The Coral Princess is a lovely ship - we loved the formal dining and met some great new people onboard. We did the full passage of the Panama Canal on an excursion on a smaller ship. We were able to see the workings of the canal and learn more about the history and function. If you are looking for something for everyone, probably not the cruise for you. It was definitely an older group with few children and young adults. Food was great and the room was very comfortable. We had a mini-suite without a balcony. We found that we really liked the additional space. The entertainment could not compete with some larger ships that we have sailed on, but enjoyable and creative. Nightly movies under the stars were very fun! Very friendly and attentive staff. A pleasant surprise was in Cartegena - a great nature park right at the port! Monkeys, parrots, iguanas, flamingos roaming around. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
The Coral Princess is a beautiful ship. We had a mini-suite, very nice. We had a wonderful cabin steward - Noel. The food in the dinning room was very good, desserts so yummy. The pizza was wonderful, ice cream - not so good. The Horizon ... Read More
The Coral Princess is a beautiful ship. We had a mini-suite, very nice. We had a wonderful cabin steward - Noel. The food in the dinning room was very good, desserts so yummy. The pizza was wonderful, ice cream - not so good. The Horizon buffet food was mostly good. The gym is on the small size with no stationary bikes unless you want to play a game while pedaling. We never heard any announcements on the depth of the ocean, etc.. better communication on leaving ship for excursions would have been nice. They had great movies. The entertainment was pretty good. The comedians on the nasty side. The beds are very comfortable and the staff is mostly wonderful. It was a wonderful cruise. Out of all of the countries we visited, we were surprised at the friendliness and kindness of the people in Columbia the most. This is also the first cruise that we had seen so many dolphins and turtles on the Pacific side along with a few whales. Memories we will cherish forever. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
CREW: Captain Rikard Lorentzen, changed to Captain Andrea Poggi in Cartagena. CD: Miranda McLean, Naturalist Dr. Thomas Ryan, Enrichment Lecture: Mike Raick ENTERTAINMENT: The naturalist came down with pneumonia at Cartagena and ... Read More
CREW: Captain Rikard Lorentzen, changed to Captain Andrea Poggi in Cartagena. CD: Miranda McLean, Naturalist Dr. Thomas Ryan, Enrichment Lecture: Mike Raick ENTERTAINMENT: The naturalist came down with pneumonia at Cartagena and struggled though the Panama Canal lecture. He made no appearances after that– he was very good and this was a big loss. Did not go to most events because of immunity issues this cruise. Love Princess’ all-inclusive unhosted events: Get togethers for teachers, veterans, police/fire, knitters, Friends of Dr. Bob & Bill W, singles, LGBT, bible study, book club, bridge, ping pong. Cardroom crowded on sea days, but better than no cardroom. Compounding problem are half finished puzzles with ‘save’ signs on it. There are other table locations available, like in front of Bayou. Some used Horizon, during peak times. ROOMS– Beds... Mattresses were soft and comfortable. Dumb duvets– all or nothing. Pull apart for a top sheet, or have the whole heavy thing on you. Bathrooms small, but do-able. Deck 8 aft have the roomiest balconies. If traveling with friends, like us, can open a door between balconies (except where support dividers). FOOD: **Horizon Buffet. Ate here more than normal, esp since we didn’t do formal nights. It’s difficult to exit– you either walk back thru food area, or wind your way between tables. Princess didn’t listen to me and is installing wash sinks. They don’t work. The first 2 people will stop to wash, and everyone behind them will walk on past. **Trident Grill. Very inconvenient, one staircase up from Horizon. No elevator, not handicap friendly. The wind will blow pickles off your burger. Waiter poured water and it went sideways. **Pizza at Sabatini’s or Pub Lunch at the Bayou (no hot tea!) No beverages beyond water– you must buy your drink. I was almost done with pizza before margarita arrived. Both a change of pace, but disappointing. **Bordeaux: Very good lunch, if you can get past the ballcap police. Dinners were excellent. Kudos to Emanuel who made our dinners seem unharried. **International Café. Coffee and snacks. A frequent stop. Please tell me they’re moving this to the 5th floor. There’s a support post in the aisle and one person in line jams it. It’s next to the casino and smoke wafts (at least put up a plexiglas wall). MISC: Did not pre-purchase tours, flowers or anything because Princess.com now had pre-pay only... I want it charged to room. Elevators are fast, hallways are narrow. Embarkation was the fastest ever. Hotels are high on cruise days! Why I won’t be going with Princess again?? This was our 9th cruise and 2nd Panama, with another couple, in adjoining balconies. Princess gathers luggage the last night, with color-coded tags provided. You pick it up ashore in the morning, all in color-order. Our friends had a large suitcase missing. The pier would not let us search beyond our color area and friends filed a missing suitcase claim. The next day the pier found it and shipped via FedX. FedX lost it. A month later, FedX wants a receipt for every item in the suitcase. Who keeps receipts on every piece of underwear?! Princess has offered no support or communication – through the pier, they said to do what FedX wants. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
As always, this Princess cruise was chock full of the senior set, which is fine - we're just coasting into qualifying for AARP ourselves, so it's not a problem - we're not party animals by any stretch. The good: The ... Read More
As always, this Princess cruise was chock full of the senior set, which is fine - we're just coasting into qualifying for AARP ourselves, so it's not a problem - we're not party animals by any stretch. The good: The Coral Princess is one of their smaller ships, which meant we developed more friendships with people than on larger ships, which was nice. Likewise, we got to know more of the staff members on a more personal basis. The ship is able to go through the Panama Canal (only just, it squeeked through) and it's amazing to watch. The activity tours we went on were amazing (ziplining in Costa Rica, swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman) but the walking tours (Gautamala, Cartagena) were really bad (how much will you buy, rich American tourist? Oh, yeah, there's a bit of history here, but let me show you where to spend your dollars...) My advice: do the activities. Serious fun. You do NOT need to be in fabulous shape to do them. It's okay to be chubby and wheeze a bit. You do need to be willing to laugh and feel a bit ridiculous. You will make the BEST memories if you do. We stayed at the Ft. Lauderdale Renaissance Cruise Ship Terminal, and it's literally right next door to the terminal. This does NOT mean you can stay there then walk to your ship, but it does mean it's an easy Uber/taxi ride. I would not walk it - it must have been a good 2 miles considering we had to drive all the way around the port to get to the ship. It's a decent hotel and we were able to Uber from the airport to the hotel, then walk over and get dinner from Chipotle next door. It made getting on the ship the next morning stress free. We're a lesbian couple celebrating 25 years together and despite this being an overwhelmingly straight, elderly demographic, we felt nothing but welcomed and accepted, which was the best thing ever. The bad: "Anytime Dining" on the Coral Princess apparently means line up at 4:45 or you won't eat until 7:00pm - and those old folks are SERIOUS about getting din-dins on time. Don't be messing with their meals. It's worse than third grade recess with line-cutting. One person will stand in the line and 42 people will walk up and join them before the doors open. The Universe Lounge has movies and production numbers, but the balcony level is awful to be watching anything - there's multiple safety bars. No idea why they don't put in plexiglass instead so people can actually SEE what's going on. There's less food selection in the Horizon Court than the larger Princess ships - a LOT less. I found that really disappointing. Same ol', same ol' every morning for breakfast. The ugly: Sales, sales, sales. I imagine it's the same on all cruise ships - we haven't been for a couple of years, and wow, it seems like they're selling at every turn. Most conversations seemed to start with "You want to buy..." Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We always wanted to go through the Panama Canal, and loved most of the cruise and experience. The ship itself is old and falling apart. There were areas that had a moldy odor. There were areas where the air conditioning wasn't ... Read More
We always wanted to go through the Panama Canal, and loved most of the cruise and experience. The ship itself is old and falling apart. There were areas that had a moldy odor. There were areas where the air conditioning wasn't working. In our stateroom the thermostat didn't work, the remote for the TV didn't work, the shelf in the bathroom was broken and the carpet was dirty and worn. As in all other Princess cruises we have been on, the staff was wonderful and the food was terrific. The demographics on our particular cruise really leaned hard to the over 75 years old crowd with lots of walkers and canes. That may have influenced the entertainment, which filled up immediately after dinner. But after 8 PM the ship seemed deserted. We would have preferred more active activities too. We did 3 Princess excursions. The first was billed inaccurately as a scenic cruise and snorkeling of a reef and shipwreck. It was none of those things. We went in a boat right off the shore close to our ship to snorkel. There was no reef and no shipwreck and no scenic cruise. The second was a scenic drive, raft trip and lunch at a restaurant and it was fabulous. Our guide spoke the entire way there and back. The raft trip had another guide who was very knowledgeable. We saw crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, etc. on the raft trip. The lunch was at a local restaurant and was very scenic. Our third excursion was a hike up a volcano. This was a little more iffy. We were not warned that it would be freezing on the trail (50's) when we had been experiencing high 90's. There were very high winds. The trail was covered with older, but recent volcanic ash that got into everything. We were not able to look right into the volcano like I have done on other similar hikes. The path down was very, very difficult. Several people fell. People who were athletic and in good shape injured themselves. I am not sure I would recommend this. I enjoyed the Cayman Islands, Cartagena, Panama City and Costa Rica ports. The Guatemala port was just another glimpse of a very poor country. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We chose this cruise because experiencing the Panama Canal was high on our list of travel, the timing was right with the winter break and we like Princess. There is a big difference between a full passage from Pacific to Atlantic or visa ... Read More
We chose this cruise because experiencing the Panama Canal was high on our list of travel, the timing was right with the winter break and we like Princess. There is a big difference between a full passage from Pacific to Atlantic or visa versa, with the interest in mind. Not only did we go through the locks, but we had narration almost the entire time. The old locks are amazing. Princess got a reduced price for passage and paid more to be the first ship to transit for the day and refunded everyone $67 each because of the savings. Ship was in decent shape. Food was good. Entertainment was good. The production were good and 3 of the 5 main entertainers were excellent. The lecturers were outstanding as well. Best part was that we met really nice people by participating in assigned dining and also used roll call to join groups that were planning non Princess shore excursions. The two things that kept me from giving an excellent rating on the cruise was sink water that did not get very warm (shower did) and my wife had a shoreline excursion that was not as advertised. The other excursion that we did together in Cartegena was great. Best of all, we dodged the December freezes. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Found the restaurant and theatre very cold. Also, the anytime dining was not a very efficient as if we didn't line up at 5pm, we had to wait until 8 pm to eat! Need more restuarants for anytime dining. Entertainment kinda died off ... Read More
Found the restaurant and theatre very cold. Also, the anytime dining was not a very efficient as if we didn't line up at 5pm, we had to wait until 8 pm to eat! Need more restuarants for anytime dining. Entertainment kinda died off after 9pm. There was some, but I think due to the majority being seniors it was mostly piano playing type entertainment. low key. Some nights there were deck parties which were fun. Enjoyed the Love Boat night. We did enjoy our 1st Princess Cruise and will do another. Embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth. Was disappointed in the lack of communication on the boat. Didn't hear most of the announcements when there were ones. Missed out on things due to lack of communication. Should be able to turn on/off speaker in room so we can hear announcements. EX: when we were at port...would be nice to hear we were there and give times when we can disembark and time to be back. Also, when on the deck, they didn't turn off the movie/music when there were announcements. Also, would be nice for them to let us know where people can find wi-fi as everyone wants it. The buffet was pretty good. Loved that they brought us our omelets so we didn't have to stand around waiting!!!~ Also, wait staff were great! We are vegetarian and found lots to eat but a vegan would have more issues at the buffet. Need more options. Loved the Wake Up Show once we knew it was on! Watched it every night so we knew what was happening the next day. Clean ship! Public bathrooms were excellent. Gym was ok. Water dispenser with paper cups would have been nice. Should have smaller photo pkg for people that only want 2 or 3 photos. Some staff in dining rooms I didn't find friendly and at the Coffee Grounds. Enjoyed the majority of the entertainers, comedians, singers, magicians, impersonators etc.... Loved the Free Zumba! Every class was full! Keep that program please! Look forward to our next cruise! Need free wi-fi. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Panama Canal was on the bucket list and Princess was the way to make it happen. We have bee sailing with Princess for many years now and the cruise line, the entertainment and the staff have, for the most part, me our expectations. As ... Read More
Panama Canal was on the bucket list and Princess was the way to make it happen. We have bee sailing with Princess for many years now and the cruise line, the entertainment and the staff have, for the most part, me our expectations. As this was our first cruise through the Panama Canal we decided to stay with Princess. We were in cabin C721, a mini suite, on the starboard side of the ship. The tours we selected were well organized and offered the best opportunity to see each as much as we could. The cabins in the area we were located, Caribe, were half covered, but offered enough privacy. It was close, approximately 2 cabins, from the aft of the ship. This turned out to be good for as there is public aft balcony which is approximately the width of the ship. The area was hardly used and turned out to be a great alternative as we made the passage through the Panama Canal. The horizon court on the Coral is located on deck 14 on the front of the ship. Again another plus for us as it meant we got a little exercise. The Coral's wifi was good and we experienced no dead zones on the ship. as a note of interest the most aft cabins on Coral's Caribe deck (Deck 11) are uncovered Peop;e on the Baja deck as well as anyone standing on the starboard side of the aft balcony, I mentioned earlier, could see the entire balcony. Also the cabins on the Baja deck were also uncovered. The balconies on the Dolphin deck (deck 9) were fully covered Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
It was a long held ambition to go through Panama Canal and we were interested in the ports of call. We dId Meet and Mingle and met some great people that we kept meeting up with for quizzes and drinks. It was a very friendly cruise, ... Read More
It was a long held ambition to go through Panama Canal and we were interested in the ports of call. We dId Meet and Mingle and met some great people that we kept meeting up with for quizzes and drinks. It was a very friendly cruise, both passengers (mostly older people) and crew. The Food was ok but not Wow. Horizon Court was very busy and sometime it was hard to get a table. The Any Time dining was not well organised on Formal nights. We had to wait ages for a table. We chose to do independent trips apart from in Colombia and we only did a walking tour there which was fine although a bit pricey. All the ports were interesting and particularly enjoyed Mexico. Entertainment was ok, didn't enjoy the comedians but the ship's company did some good shows. Enrichment talks were generally not great. The Panama talks were good and interesting with good style but others were not at all good. We did a disembarkation tour in LA before going to the airport which was expensive but we had 12 hours before our flight so it helped fill the time. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
We chose this cruise because it was a full transit of the panama canal. The ports were good and the excursions were ok. The onboard production entertainment group was superior to most I have seen, The first 3 comedians were subpar. The ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was a full transit of the panama canal. The ports were good and the excursions were ok. The onboard production entertainment group was superior to most I have seen, The first 3 comedians were subpar. The food was very good from start to finish. The entertainment shows could have been spaced out a little better, Our cabin was clean and no problems other than subpar TV and programing. Overall it was a good cruise. They still have a problem with a sewage smell in some of the hall ways by the elevators. The guest lecturer Richard Detrich was very good. He had several lectures that were relevant to the ports and canal transit. he also had some that were entertaining on the history of the area and culture. The Spa was very good. But could not believe you had to pay to use the steam room. Since there was not a steam room connected to the exercise area.. The coffee bars were very nice and had great snacks. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
A repositioning cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver B.C. has always been a bucket list item for my wife and I. After some investigation we decided to take the Coral Princess 19 Night Panama Canal Cruise. Our decision was based on a ... Read More
A repositioning cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver B.C. has always been a bucket list item for my wife and I. After some investigation we decided to take the Coral Princess 19 Night Panama Canal Cruise. Our decision was based on a number of factors which included - an interesting itinerary, the cruise ending in our hometown of Vancouver, and finally, Princess providing us with the best possible price for this particular cruise. This would be our first Princess experience together since we have primarily cruised with Celebrity Cruise Lines. We found that our overall impression of this cruise was quite positive although we did come across some minor issues that we felt could use some refinement aboard this ship. The category of cabin we had booked for this cruise was a balcony cabin on the Caribe Deck. The cabin size provided us with adequate space during the cruise but the bathroom was another issue. It was very small with little storage space and a shower that only a contortionist could appreciate. In the future I would give some serious consideration to booking a mini suite aboard a Princess ship, which upon observation, seemed to provide more space and storage especially in the bathroom. On the other hand we did appreciate the extremely comfortable and rejuvenating sleep provided by the custom-designed Princess bed. Our Cabin Steward was attentive and kept our cabin clean during our cruise. My only issue regarding the cabin was that our beds were turned down by the steward for the evening between 5:00PM and 6:00PM which I found to be too early as we typically ate dinner around 7:00 - 7:30 pm. One of the positives we discovered aboard the Coral Princess was that each deck had a self-service laundry, including a couple of irons, which we found to be extremely useful, especially on a long voyage, which we have not found on any other ships on which we have travelled. We took several of the excursions that Princess provided on this cruise and found them to be of good value and quality. Regardless of whatever port we were in, the excursions were provided by a very professional / informative staff which made the stays in these ports fun and memorable. The entertainment aboard the Coral Princess was excellent. The production shows were of a very high quality and performed by a very talented cast. The guest performers in the main theatre made the evenings aboard ship a very entertaining and pleasant experience. The entertainers in the lounges were also of a very high standard. To my mind, the entertainment provided onboard the Coral Princess was the best of any I had experienced aboard any cruise line. During this cruise my wife and I chose the "Anytime Dining" option in the "Bordeaux Dinning Room." We found that the food in the Bordeaux Dinning Room to be consistently good, but not exceptional, although the desserts shone. The selection of food choices on the dining room menu was very good with numerous options to choose from. The service in the dining room was a bit erratic and variable. In some cases the service was flawless and other times less than satisfactory. We found that at some of the tables we were seated the service was slow, the food orders mixed up and the meals being delivered to the table were not hot. At other times the service in the Bordeaux Dining Room was five star. We speculated that the number of diners at the table may have been a factor, since some of the tables sat up to 10 guests. A minor irritant in the dinning room was the constant attempt by the dining staff to sell optional wine seminars (for a fee) to the guests. The other issue regarding "Anytime Dining" experience was the waiting in line to get a table. Waiting times varied from 10 to 40 minutes. There was the option of reserving a table through phoning a reservation line after 8:00AM. The problem with this was that by 8:15AM all the tables available for this option had been reserved. Ultimately this resulted in not enough tables being available during peak dining hours. If you are considering "Anytime Dining" in the future, be aware that it is based on any time a table is available and not necessarily anytime you want to dine. As a footnote, both speciality restaurants onboard the ship really do not stand out as being better in quality than the regular dining rooms and as such do not warrant the extra cost. On the other hand the staff in the lounges and bars were very efficient and courteous, providing exceptional service. The Cruise Director and her staff provided a number of activities during this voyage. Many of these activities are the standard ones found on most cruise lines but regardless are still fun to participate in. One notable difference was that Princess provided us an App for our smart phone which listed all the daily activities available, which could be customized to include our choices for the day which we found to be excellent. There was the usual conflict in scheduling that had us choosing between several interesting activities that were scheduled in the same time slot, and having large time gaps where nothing appealed. There was also an issue regarding the scheduling of guest speakers at inappropriate times, specifically on a number of occasions a speaker would be scheduled during peak lunch hours. The primary guest lecturer was excellent, and experienced standing room only in the main theatre. Overall the activities offered by the Cruise Director and her staff were very good - a Murder Mystery spoof and Dancing with the Princess stars stand out. There were no issues regarding both the embarkation and disembarkation process aboard the ship as they were conducted in a more efficient manner than we have experienced previously on other cruise lines. Unfortunately, once off the ship in Vancouver there appeared to be utter chaos in the terminal with 3 ships in port and no apparent streamlining of departing passengers. Overall this cruise on the Coral Princess was a memorable and positive experience for us. As to future cruises, I think we still would prefer Celebrity which ultimately comes down to just being a personal preference. On the other hand, we would not hesitate to book another cruise with Princess if the itinerary was interesting and the price was right. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
This is our second cruise to the Caribbean on the coral princess. While the ship is starting to show its age on a lot of different levels, we feel it is very well-designed. This is the second year in a row that some of the ports ... Read More
This is our second cruise to the Caribbean on the coral princess. While the ship is starting to show its age on a lot of different levels, we feel it is very well-designed. This is the second year in a row that some of the ports work canceled or substituted due to weather. The seas were too choppy to dock in both Costa Rica and Grand Cayman, so while we did not visit either of these two spots, we did visit Belize Which was not on the scheduled itinerary. With the exception of the panama canal itself, the ports that we visited we're sort of uneventful. Carategenga is a big city without lovely : " old town" section. We were able to book a private tour for the four of us, with our own guide, in an air-conditioned van, for $50 each. As I recall, if you book the tour through princess, you were in a much larger group and it's probably closer to $75 a person. Not much to see in Colon, but there is a large grocery store right there if you need a few things. The visit to Aruba was really too short to do much I believe the hours for from about 8 AM till 12 noon. With the exception of in different bartenders, which seems to be the case on almost all cruise ships, the staff on the coral princess was exceptional. we found the food very good bordering on excellent. Certainly an older demographic, we are in our mid 50s, and we're certainly part of the younger group. We highly recommend spending a couple of half days at the sanctuary, which is really a good value for $20 per person. You can request full sun, partial sun, or shade and they will bring you lunch, afternoon tea service, cold towels etc, Great service and it is very quiet and does not allow children , not that there were really any on the ship in the first place. You can either get the sanctuary in the morning, the afternoon, or all day. The afternoon shift starts at 1 o'clock and goes to 530. Do understand that lunch is served until 130 so try to get there right at one. On the day that you go through the Panama Canal they charge $60 per person for the entire day, but again it is well worth it because you know you will have outstanding service including breakfast and lunch, as well as mimosas and bloody Mary's, not to mention that you will have one of the best views on the ship. The ship itself was extremely clean, however there were certain some unpleasant odors periodically noticed when waiting for the elevators. I want to use the gym frequently, and was very pleased with the fitness facility which was well stocked with free weights, machines, and cardio. Ask your room steward for robes, as they no longer automatically provide them ... Overall it was an excellent cruise, and we will return to princess in the future. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Coral Princess partial transit of the Panama Canal. The ship is beautiful and we found almost all of the staff to be friendly and eager to please. We enjoyed the food in the Main Dining Room, the ... Read More
We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Coral Princess partial transit of the Panama Canal. The ship is beautiful and we found almost all of the staff to be friendly and eager to please. We enjoyed the food in the Main Dining Room, the Horizon Buffet and the burgers and pizza on the Lido deck. We love the International Café on other Princess ships and though we sometimes still found things on the Coral, we did miss having a full size IC. We loved that the Promenade deck went completely around the ship as one of our favorite activities is to walk the ship. The Coral is one of the older ships in the Princess fleet and I heard someone complaining about rust spots. I hadn’t noticed…..I guess it is all about your priorities on a cruise. Every cruise has its things that weren’t great. On this cruise, one thing that was a bit annoying was Anytime Dining. It really wasn’t Any time—no surprise if you read the Princess threads. You had to arrive either by 5:45 or after 7:30 if you wanted to sit with your party of 4 and even then, it seemed like you had to be insistent to get a table for just 4. We didn’t mind sharing and we did that on some nights, but sometimes you don’t want to sit at a table for 10 (and it was ALWAYS a table for 10 if we agreed to share). They would rarely give out beepers. It seemed your choice was “share now” or come back after 7:30, which seemed a little odd. I can only guess it's that there is more limited dining room space on the Coral? We adapted by going early or late if we didn’t want to share, or sharing at any other time. Breakfast in the Dining Room was similar. The first time we walked in there and it was just 2 of us, we said there were 2 of us. Without asking, they seated us at a table for 10, of which 2 people were almost done eating. Since we were very early, there were only 2 tables (for 10) in the entire dining room that were taken and waiters were standing around. It would seem in this situation, they could have seated us at a 2-top? I have never seen this occur on other ships at breakfast…usually there are many tables for 2 at that time of day. We learned that if we went to Breakfast in the main Dining Room, we had to be insistent if we wanted a table for just 2. It certainly wasn’t something that I let ruin the cruise. We just adapted and it was all good. There was a variety of entertainment and activities from the shows to the bands in the bars to paper airplanes in the atrium. Our favorites were Project 5 in the Explorer’s Lounge most nights and Angelic Dreams—2 women who played lovely (current) string music in the Atrium, often around the dinner hours. We enjoyed the ports visited very much. Aruba was a short port so we walked a ways down along the water and saw iguanas and crabs. We walked through the city on the way back, though not too much was open as it was Sunday. We found a bar that had Wi Fi, so we stopped in for a Bloody Mary so we could check in with home. We did the Panama Canal ferry transit to the Pacific which was hot and made for a long day, but worth it to us. Limon was a favorite port as we had a leisurely boat ride down the Tortuguero Canal and an outstanding guide in the Veragua Rainforest who obviously loved his job and delighted in teaching people about this Costa Rican ecosystem. In Cartegena, we took a taxi into the Old City and wandered on our own. We especially enjoyed the small zoo area at the cruise port. In Grand Cayman, we almost had to skip the port due to high waves, but they finally decided we could tender into Spott’s Bay instead of Georgetown. Our party of 4 rented a car and went to the Queen Elizabeth 2 Botanical Gardens and went on the Blue Iguana tour. Not as much was in bloom as would have been nice, but it was still a very nice place to visit and the iguanas were quite interesting. We had a great time and love the product Princess offers! Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We went especially for the Panama Canal and it was great.Our 6 th time going thru the canal but got no certificate this time as we had in the past..Our balcony was D 516 and Jeffery did an excellent job.He always had our cabin finished ... Read More
We went especially for the Panama Canal and it was great.Our 6 th time going thru the canal but got no certificate this time as we had in the past..Our balcony was D 516 and Jeffery did an excellent job.He always had our cabin finished when we returned from breakfast and dinner. Did extra things for us like change to a light blanket. Our balcony was a little bigger then a regular cabin,but the extra money for a mini- suite was not worth it.Two televisions is not necessary.When we were in bed and turned off one,the other came on.Out of bed to stand in front of that one to shut it off,and the other came on.Happened several times every night.The couch in the cabin should have been retired to the dump long ago.Not even comfortable to sit on.Can't imagine trying to sleep on it.We had a bigger bathroom with a tub so it was nicer then a regular cabin,but not worth the extra money. Didn't go to any of the shows.Have been on 26 cruise and they are all the same.been there,done that. Didn't buy any pictures.Double the price since our last cruise on the Coral a few years ago. Launder mats were a joke.Two washers and one dryer out of order.I went prepared with rolls of quarters,only to discover after a long trek down the hallway,they now take tokens.I did not have my Princess card that is required to get the tokens so on the way back to my cabin,another steward told me I could get them at the desk,so I did that instead.Lost one right away because I misread the directions(my fault).Attendant came and got it back for me. Food was probably the worse we have ever had on any cruise with the exception of the deserts,that were excellent and the fruit was superb also.Soup was either a cold choice or some type of broth.I am fond of hot soup for lunch ,but this didn't do it for me.If you liked rice,you were on the right ship.At least four choices of rice on the buffet every day.You could have it plain,or yellow,with red peppers,or green peppers,or both,fried rice,or rice with chicken,or sausage or fish,or rice balls.Oh and rice Pudding plain or with coconut.The pizza was fair and the ice cream bar is ice milk,even though the girl assured us it was ice cream.I don't think she knew the difference.The ice cream in the dining room is excellent. Staff was the best of any ship we have been on Had one tour in Costa Rica that was excellent.Guide was Omar and driver was Ronald. Both were excellent and knew what the were doing and talking about. They loved their country .We were surprised that there is no military in Costa Rica, Even with all my complaints,We had a wonderful time.Some one to make your bed and clean your bathroom and serve you like a King and Queen,what's not to like. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We went as part of a group of friends. My wife is scooter-bound. We were initially told that because of my wife's mobility issues, we could not go on any of the shore excursions. However, after discussions with the shore ... Read More
We went as part of a group of friends. My wife is scooter-bound. We were initially told that because of my wife's mobility issues, we could not go on any of the shore excursions. However, after discussions with the shore excursion staff, we found we could participate in tours at three of the five ports of call (we could have probably made tours in four ports had we asked earlier). The one port we could not do a tour was the Panama Canal, as my wife could not transfer in and out of a boat to go ashore. Our handicapped access room was excellent; we especially liked the roll-in shower design. However, my wife could not get into many of the public area restrooms with her scooter, even though the restrooms are marked "handicapped accessible". She also has an issue with steps leading to different dining levels in the restaurants. Excellent marks go to the staff and the food. The entertainment was what you would expect on a cruise; not Broadway quality, but enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
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 ... Read More
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 do. The Coral Princess met and exceeded our expectations at nearly every point along the way. Embarkation at Port Everglades was smooth and 99% hassle-free. Our EZ Air flight early on embarkation day eliminated any angst over possibly being late due to bad weather. Our first two sea days were a great break from the post-Christmas frenzy. Bloody Mary's were a bit on the spicy side but we managed. Second one was much better. (TIP #1: I left a nice tip for the bartender on the first drink, about 25%, so on second drink I did not leave one. However, in my final bill, they graciously added a tip for me which I had so obviously overlooked. In the future, always leave at least a small tip on your $10 cocktail so you don't get dinged later.). Food was on par with most cruises we've been on. We had flexible dining so we could go when we wanted, but only ate in the dining room about half the time. Other nights were spent at the buffet where the food was just as good as the main dining room, and better in some ways because there was more to choose from. First port of call was Aruba. It was New Year's eve so our stay was less than 6 hours. Although it turned out to be our only rain day, we had a great time because we opted for the Atlantis Submarine excursion which took us down to 140 ft. Got pretty wet walking back to the ship, but it was well worth it. Felt sorry for people who had never seen Aruba before, but we had a great time. New Year's Eve on board was lots of fun. Party hats, noise makers and libations kept the party going. My wife and I joined the party crowd packed into the Atrium and did our best funky chicken till well after the midnight balloon drop. No one noticed my dismal shuffling, because most people noticed my wife's flashing 60th BD tiara which got her the attention she richly deserved. New Year's day was stop #2 in Cartegena. Took the walk through the old city. Bought coffee in the Juan Valdez Cafe (TIP#2. Nobody spoke english in the cafe and they don’t take USD, but a MasterCard and my elementary spanish saved the day. If you no habla espanol, go with someone who does or you will get frustrated.) It was really hot so we wormed our way into a small bar down a narrow alley by the Cathedral and drank cheap beer till we went back to the ship. Princess celebrated my wife's birthday by giving us a complimentary dinner for our party of four in one of the specialty restaurants. The next table was full of friendly Quebecois who even sang Happy Birthday to my wife in French. January 2 was the big day going through the Canal. By 5:30 a.m. I was on deck with a pot of coffee front and center on deck 15. The entire transit was truly wonderful but was marred by chair hogs who insisted on trying to save a dozen spots for people who wanted to sleep in. At one point, the worst of the lot even put one of those little flimsy plastic deck tables on TOP of his chaise lounge pulled right up to the tall glass railing blocking everyone else’s view. Harsh words were exchanged when someone bumped his chair almost causing him to fall, which we were all secretly hoping for anyway. (TIP #3 - Get a spot early by the railing, toss away your sense of personal space and be polite. 99% of everyone else there is too.). After the transit we signed up for a tour of the old and new canals and even got to see the Coral Princess going back through the old canal on her way to dock in Colon. That was a bonus. Our tour included a drive through the old former Canal Zone in the suburbs of Colon. We got back to the port of Colon just as the Coral Princess was docking and left us with an hour or so to kill. There’s not much to do in at the Port area of Colon. A few shops and a restaurant but my favorite spot was the Super 99 market where you could buy reasonably priced snacks and booze. Again, no one speaks english but the touristas and they don’t take USD. Be polite, smile, use your best grade school spanish and pay by credit card and you’ll be fine.. The next stop was Limon Costa Rich and the Eco Adventure Ziplining tour in the Veragua Rainforest. Like everything else the Ticos do, this was a top notch tour. Completely safe, Great company. Upon returning to the port of Limon, we went outside of the terminal area to one of the many coffee shops where for $5 USD you could get all the wifi and coffee you wanted all day. Best deal of the trip. The next day was a much needed sea day where we finally went to the BOGO free drink happy hour in the Wheelhouse bar. (TIP #4. The second drink is not really “free”.) You have to get a second drink of the same type you buy and when you get the bill, they add a $2 “service fee”, Still, it’s cheaper than paying full price for the second drink. Last port was Ocho Rios Jamaica where we signed up for the river tubing adventure. The trip was very fun but we were only on the river for a bit less than an hour. Short, but the guides were good and did a good job of keeping everyone together. They were pretty aggressive asking for tips so just be sure to have a pocket full of dollars to give a little to each of them. We then spent a couple hours at a beach where we were treated to a good variety of munchies (jerk chicken, fried breads, plantains) and strong rum punch. Bob Marley music was ubiquitous even though there are many other fine Jamaican musicians like his son Ziggy and Third World, but you will only hear Bob Marley. Interestingly enough, not one statue or picture was anywhere to be seen of Usain Bolt. Really? The most famous living Jamaican and he was nowhere to be seen. I at least expected a cardboard cutout of him hawking some brand of rum. Our last day of the cruise was greeted by the news of the mass shooting at the FLL airport. The cruise staff didn’t have any more news than we did about changes in arrangements. Although we signed up for the EZ Check baggage program, we had to pick up our bags in the cruise terminal and Princess promptly refunded the money for the baggage handling. The airport was crowded, but in the end, we arrived back home only 2 hours later than planned. Considering what that airport went through, we counted ourselves lucky. Bottom line: Great cruise and great excursions with only a few minor bumps along the way, Keep your sense of adventure intact and you will have a great time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Coral Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.1
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 3.0 4.0
Enrichment 4.0 3.9
Service 4.0 4.5
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.2

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