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Montego Bay to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
Montego Bay

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44 Montego Bay to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


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Smsaanbn

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

My first cruise

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This wasn't my choice of holiday normally but I replaced someone who couldn't go. Overall it was a lovely holiday on a clean and comfortable ship but it was in need of a spruce up in placed particularly the glass ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Avidtraveller12

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Terrific experience on MARELLA 2 discovery

It was the first that I tried an all inclusive cruise and I was pleasantly surprised. I have cruised with several cruise lines and I loved the entertainment The crew did a fantastic job with songs from Broadway ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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vintner56

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Unexpectedly disappointing

This was our 10th cruise with Marella (Thomson) and we have also cruised with NCL and Royal Caribbean. We really enjoyed our cruise on Discovery over Christmas 2017 and I suppose we were expecting this cruise to be ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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LorraineChitters

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Could have done better - you are chopped liver if you aren't from England.

It was my 60th birthday and I bought packages for me and my three adult children. We are Canadian. I saved for months for this trip. It fell short by a long shot. In no specific order: First, the Santa Marta ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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panda 01

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cuba, and Central America on Discovery 2

chose this back to back cruise because of ports visited. Jamaica, belize, Honduras, quatamala,cuba.mexico. we were in an outside cabin on deck 3. the cabin was fine plenty of drawers and space. dining was good ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Slimboyfat

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Carry on up the canal

Having traveled on the discovery 1 last year I was looking forward to this trip, although the ship is identical the standards are very different, the staff working on the acomadation where fantastic and every time ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Ian H

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Such a shame

This was our first holiday without the kids (both started Uni) so we were looking forward to a relaxing time. We flew from Birmingham Premium Class, everything ran smoothly from checking in to the lounge, then ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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amanpal99

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Highly recommended trip for the family

The crew was very cooperative, humble, polite and made us feel like home. They accommodated special requested meals (WOW! The Indian meals were amazing!!!). In addition, everyone was very welcoming and treated us ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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alan60

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

First Time

First time on a cruse the Dream is not the biggest ship compared to some you see but it is mostly brits, the food is top notch propper bacon for breakfast all in all eating on the ship is better than I expected. the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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DISHPat

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Grudgingly given 4 stars

On the whole we enjoyed the two week cruise doing Panama Canal and Cuban Fusion. What has spoilt it really are a couple of things We booked the Panama Canal excursion through Thomson at a cost of about £90 ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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The Drop and Flops

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Excellent throughout - wonderful escape from the Christmas build-up.

We like to get away during the first 2 weeks of December and what better way than a Thomson cruise. This was our 10th Thomson cruise but our first time on Thomson Dream where we were fortunate enough to have an ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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betsy56

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

DONT GO ON THIS NIGHTMARE SHIP! ITS NO DREAM!

NIGHTMARE! watered down drinks staff miserable and unhelpful meals mediocre had to move cabin after first week waited an hour to be served with drinks but when we decided to go to the bar ourselves ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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misstq

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Second time on the ship; don't think there will be a third!

As the review title states, this was our second cruise on this ship. Itinery was good but the ship leaves a lot to be desired. Flights and cruise check in good. Cabin (outside deluxe) deck 5 was quite spacious for ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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retiring soon

21 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Panama Pride Feb. 2/16 cruise

This was our 1st time on a Thomson ship but a Canadian company was offering a package including air, cruise, transfers & no tipping so we decided to try it as the ports were very appealing. We flew into Montego ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Steambuff

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

More Hassle on Board than in Ports

The ship is a little tired. However, the Cabin was bigger than RCI and P and O the other companies I have cruised with. The arrival is efficient cases checked in at Birmingham and arrived at Cabin within 30 minutes ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Steambuff

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

More Hassle on Board than any Port

The ship is a little tired. However, the Cabin was bigger than RCI and P and O the other companies I have cruised with. The arrival is efficient cases checked in at Birmingham and arrived at Cabin within 30 minutes ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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DCJ

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Freezing Cold in the Caribbean

We encountered the most surly reception staff ever and public areas air conditioning that could cause frostbite. There was dust on ledges in the Orion dining room and we found the menus basic and unexciting. Lots of ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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mwalbridge

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thomson Dream - Poor Customer Service

Travel to Embarkation Port Negative -No reception at gangway (no staff greeting, no direction, no signage) -Took away Canadian passports without explanation (very strange) but did not take British ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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mwalbridge

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thomson Dream - Poor Customer Service

Travel to Embarkation Port Negative -No reception at gangway (no staff greeting, no direction, no signage) -Took away Canadian passports without explanation (very strange) but did not take British ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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TruDesborough

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Destinations but Very Hot in Colombia

Our holiday had a good start with the flight on the Dreamliner, and although we had to queue at Jamaican customs, it was not for long. The transfer to the boat and to our cabin went smoothly. Having sailed with ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Nannie D

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nothing wrong with Thomson

I find it hard to understand why people moan so much about Thomson cruises, no they're not five star but you know that when you book. Although our cruise Mexican Medley and Panama Canal had some problems it was all ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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cruisemad17

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First and last time on the Dream

We usually holiday on the Thomson Celebration or the Thomson Spirit. But we saw the Itineraries Mexican Medley and Pride of Panama on the Dream, we checked out the excursions available and excitedly booked last May. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Keri Critic

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Living the Dream

This was our first cruise as a family with two young adults! Glad to see some more positive reviews of the Thomson Dream. The Dreamliner Premium class flight from Birmingham was excellent and worth the extra money ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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cbloom7073

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Incredible Ports

This was my 8th cruise with Thomson but the first outside of the Med. It was a typically Thomson cruise with all the good food, activities and service I have experienced before. We booked the cruise a fortnight ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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malc999

1 Review Written

Mexican Medley and Pride Of Panama

The ship itself THOMSON DREAM was a great size, easy to find your way about. The ship could do with a little touch up here and there but everywhere was always clean and tidy. Excellent theater and bars in and ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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