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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to the Panama Canal & Central America Princess Caribbean Princess Cruise Reviews

Princess
Caribbean Princess
Panama Canal & Central America
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

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Very Good

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Average

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141 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to the Panama Canal & Central America Princess Caribbean Princess Cruise Reviews


psydney1 avatar

psydney1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

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The food was very disappointing on this cruise. The dining room food was so bland that we just stopped going halfway through the cruise. I remember the disappointment on everyone's face when one meal in particular ...
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Sail Date January 2020


fsroadmgr avatar

fsroadmgr

2 Reviews Written

Can't Connect to iTunes Store

This was our 14th time on Princess and 4th on Caribbean Princess. We took the cruise because we hadn't been to the Panama Canal for several years. Everything met our expectations, except for the implementation of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


CCEB avatar

CCEB

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because we had cruised Princess to Alaska and had a very enjoyable experience. This cruise was slightly different. Our cabin steward was MIA for the 1st 2 days, apparently he was ill, but ...
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Sail Date January 2020


cruisin63 avatar

cruisin63

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal, partial transit

We were excited to view the new locks, which were made for the larger ships. We first went to listen to the excellent lector in the Princess theater, who told us the history of the building of the canal. It was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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eggzacklee71

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Bad food in the dining room. Service was not much better!

We chose this cruise to see the new locks of the Panama Canal which we did. We were on the same cruise ship in August and it was very good. New chef, captain, and cruise director made it a poor cruise. Main ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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njjayhawker

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Time and Experience

We were on a group tour from our church. We like the itinerary as we wanted to see the new locks. SHIP: Overall the ship was very nice. All the public areas were well maintained and the people flow was good. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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calicruzer79

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved the itinerary & the Medallion Technology. But subpar food & entertainment

We loved this itinerary and we were excited to sail on Princess because it has a nice reputation. We loved the Medallion class and the technology and convenience that the ocean medallion offers passengers. The ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Funkyboy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our first Princess cruise

We chose Princess for the first time mainly for the ports of call. The trip overall was wonderful as far as the stops and the excursions we did, some we booked through the ship and others we chose once we got off at ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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josebetzy

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Returning To Great Cruise Glad We Did.

We wanted to cruise to the Panama Canal. We selected Caribbean Princess because we had cruised with them 6 times before (on this same ship), but had not been aboard since 2012. Living in Orlando, it was a 3 1/2 hour ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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lifewillnotwait

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Highlight

Interested in the Panama Canal primarily but the whole itinerary was very appealing. We explored our departure city (Fort Lauderdale) before the cruise (1 night). Embarkation and disembarking was a breeze - so well ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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kushtaka

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My first experience with Medallion was promising!

We selected this cruise because of the destination (i.e., new Panama Canal) and timing (Winter). We have crossed the old Panama Canal in the Coral Princess some time ago. Adding the new Canal excursion to cross to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


arizgirl avatar

arizgirl

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Had a great time

First of all my loyalty level with Princess is Elite so I have sailed with them numerous times. I just retuned from a Dec. 10 - Dec. 20, 2019 cruise on Caribbean Princess. We had a great time. We had two mini ...
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Sail Date December 2019


vtvbob avatar

vtvbob

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in Princess

Chose this cruise for the Itinerary, Panama Canal. Wait staff and cabin steward was excellent, as usual on Princess. While the production shows were good they were repeated multiple nights. Was supposed ...
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Sail Date November 2019


harleyowner avatar

harleyowner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise to Panama Canal (retirement cruise)

Of the other cruises we have been on Princess is the best . The attention to a lactose free diet were greatly honored. The food was excellent. But the bar orders placed at the dinning room were almost a joke. They ...
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Sail Date September 2018


GSDgal avatar

GSDgal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware of Cabin P319

Great trip to Panama Canal, but cabin location (see below) proved far too noisy. The embarkation was fantastic, less than 1/2 hour with Ocean Medallion. We pre-entered all our information which helped expedite the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


lasman avatar

lasman

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the new locks at the Panama Canal and also some Caribbean ports. I traveled to Panama in 1985 and experienced the old locks at Miraflores and lived in Panama City for a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


sadaluu avatar

sadaluu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A tail of two cruises - some delight and some let downs

Chose the cruise for the destinations. Ended up with some nice bonus experiences, and some underwhelming ones that didn't meet expectations. The Good Soymilk & milk readily available from buffet area all day, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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CanuckAlberta

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Panama Cruise on Caribbean Princess

Recently completed 10 day partial transit of Panama canal on the Caribbean Princess. Embarkation and disembarkation were both excellent, literally just walked through. Very mature crowd with lots of cruisers with ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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jerseygalcruiser

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Princess Partial Panama Canal and Central America

Overall, the vacation was as close to perfect as could be. Even having cruised a few times recently, including one on Princess last year, we were still impressed by the service - we were treated like royalty at ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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frimpter

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Princess in Dire Need of Maintenance

Took Caribbean Princess on Jan 2, 2018 Panama Canal Cruise. 5th cruise on Princess, 9th overall. Everything as expected except condition of ship. Expected better as ship was 8 million revitalization in 2017. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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susaninminden

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Cruise

Chose this trip for the Panama Canal experience and it did not disappoint. Outstanding service. My only complaint was the food at the Marketplace (buffet). A little too much international for my tastes. The ...
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Sail Date January 2019


patski107 avatar

patski107

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Average

I chose this cruise because I wanted to do the partial transit of the Panama Canal and the only other cruise line was Holland America and I didn't like their itinerary. I travel solo and I prefer to eat in the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


dakwriter avatar

dakwriter

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Princess Pros and Cons (long)

Caribbean Princess 12/9 to 12/19 Panama Canal Cruise Pros: Embarkation was fairly smooth and quick with the new electronic Medallion system. Cruise terminal staff were friendly and helpful. Staterooms ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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plentyofcruses

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Waste of time/money

1st time sailing with Princess, and it is the last. They said we were the inaugural sailing with the medallions, which in my opinion are a bother and did not work well - AT ALL. Ours broke mid-cruise and they asked ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Babs960 avatar

Babs960

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Bucket List/Check

I had the Panama Canal on my bucket list. This cruise satisfied my goal. Not the greatest cruise I've ever taken, however. The ship is older and in need of a complete redo. Engine vibration was so loud that we were ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Caribbean Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.54.1
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.54.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family3.54
Enrichment3.53.3
Service4.04.2
Value For Money4.03.8
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