Family of 12 70th birthday Christmas cruise: Coral Princess Cruise Review by LAPH

Coral Princess 4
Member Since 2014

Overall Member Rating

Family of 12 70th birthday Christmas cruise

Sail Date: December 2013
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
First let me say our travel agent in Barbados has to make our arrangements with agents in Santo Domingo who do not speak English so that most of our special requests were lost in translation in spite of repeated phone calls and Emails. Princess Management PLEASE look at this.

Our family ages were from 15months to 73 years. Kudos to our Dining room waiters Chris and Denmark ,Table184 When we first went to dinner we were split up in spite of request to be seated together. This was rectified the following evening.

The ship was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the programes for the teenagers and 8 year old good. The evening Shows were awful. Lacked any imagination at all We have travelled on several cruise lines and Coral Princess`s shows were by far the worst.Having said that movies under the stars were good and I found movies in cabin good and destination lectures very informative.

Our cabinD421 was very comfortable and spacious. Did not like the fact More that before we had disembarked on our return from breakfast approx 8.00am. the bed in our cabin was already made up for the next passenger

Dinner was average but we did enjoy our breakfast in sabatinis Less

Published 01/12/14
Helpful? Thank LAPH

Cabin review: D421

Cabin was satisfactory and up to our expectations

Port and Shore Excursions

We walked into town and took a tour with a local driver $20 US per person Clean vechicle Knowledgeable driver Very happy with our choice

Read 1286 Aruba Reviews

City Tour

Tour to top of Fort for over 60 too much in the heat The baby was sleeping so I stayed on the bus to which my children all said good decision mum The palacio de la inquistion was interesting but our guide gave way too much information .Cartegena a very attractive city Would have liked an hour or two just to wander around

Palacio de la Inquisicion

Guide gave too much information so that tour became boring

Panama Canal Tour

Tour was just OK Colon is horrible Find another port

We also visited Costa Rica port of Limon Nothing to the port but we did what we considered the best tour of the cruise to a hacienda about 2 hrs drive out of port. A really interesting and lovely day

Compare Prices on Coral Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruises

Read more Coral Princess cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Coral Princess Review >>

Compare Prices on Coral Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruises

Member Since 2014
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Coral Princess deals up to 82% off:

September Deals
Coral Princess 79% Loved It

4 Night Pacific Coastal
See all Coral Princess Deals >>