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I have my own wheelchair as I can't stand or walk very far without alot of pain due to a back injury and told Princess that I needed assistance to get on and off the ship. When we arrived at the port I was told that there was no one to help me as they were all busy with people that needed Princess's wheelchairs. If I wanted to wait until they were finished helping others they would have someone help me.I ended up pushing the wheelchair like a walker to get myself on the ship. We had been on the Caribbean Princess last year and loved everything about it so we were expecting the same on the Coral. All of the staff we met were above our expectations. The public rooms were lovely but we saw some of the same entertainment as previous Princess cruises. We did not eat at Sabatini's as we did that before and it's too much food. We heard mixed reviews about the Bayou Steakhouse so we didn't go there either. The food in the Bordeaux (Anytime Dining) was good but the Horizon Buffet had alot of well done meats and half cooked bacon. There was alot of broth type soups with fancy names with little bits of celery and carrots. We had "spaghetti and meatballs" in the Bordeaux for lunch one day and it was like spaghetti with Campbell's Tomato soup poured on top and miniature tasteless well done meatballs. The night they served crab legs they should have been ashamed as they were smaller than snow crabs! We spoke to the Maitre'D who advised us to fill out the questionnaire. Enough about the food..we did want to get off the ship in Aruba but Hurricane Omar prevented us from docking there. I can't comment on the tours as we stayed onboard as it's difficult for me to get around. Going through the Locks was the highlight of our cruise and we had ordered the Champagne Breakfast for 28.00. It was very hot on the balcony at 7 AM on the port side so the nice cold champagne tasted pretty good. We really enjoyed reading and resting more than anything and met some nice people that made up for the food. I guess hard times have hit the Chef's budget and he did the best he could with what they gave him.

Panama Canal

Coral Princess Cruise Review by Gibson Gal

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I have my own wheelchair as I can't stand or walk very far without alot of pain due to a back injury and told Princess that I needed assistance to get on and off the ship. When we arrived at the port I was told that there was no one to help me as they were all busy with people that needed Princess's wheelchairs. If I wanted to wait until they were finished helping others they would have someone help me.I ended up pushing the wheelchair like a walker to get myself on the ship. We had been on the Caribbean Princess last year and loved everything about it so we were expecting the same on the Coral. All of the staff we met were above our expectations. The public rooms were lovely but we saw some of the same entertainment as previous Princess cruises. We did not eat at Sabatini's as we did that before and it's too much food. We heard mixed reviews about the Bayou Steakhouse so we didn't go there either. The food in the Bordeaux (Anytime Dining) was good but the Horizon Buffet had alot of well done meats and half cooked bacon. There was alot of broth type soups with fancy names with little bits of celery and carrots. We had "spaghetti and meatballs" in the Bordeaux for lunch one day and it was like spaghetti with Campbell's Tomato soup poured on top and miniature tasteless well done meatballs. The night they served crab legs they should have been ashamed as they were smaller than snow crabs! We spoke to the Maitre'D who advised us to fill out the questionnaire. Enough about the food..we did want to get off the ship in Aruba but Hurricane Omar prevented us from docking there. I can't comment on the tours as we stayed onboard as it's difficult for me to get around. Going through the Locks was the highlight of our cruise and we had ordered the Champagne Breakfast for 28.00. It was very hot on the balcony at 7 AM on the port side so the nice cold champagne tasted pretty good. We really enjoyed reading and resting more than anything and met some nice people that made up for the food. I guess hard times have hit the Chef's budget and he did the best he could with what they gave him.
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Cabin B402
Large closet, tiny shower,put suitcases under the bed, ask for top sheet,large container of ice for fridge
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