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We chose this cruise as a very relaxing way to get from one side of the USA to the other. Embarkation was reasonably fast, we arrived about 1 pm and were on the ship by 2 pm. We went straight to our cabin on Aloha deck midship. Lunch in the buffet first day was nice but busy. Sea days were very relaxing, weather was magnificent. We enjoyed all the tours that we chose. The transit of the Panama Canal was very interesting and informative, with narration by the onboard expert. Food was outstanding especially in the dining room. We had anytime dining, some evenings it was a little busy, but we chose to share tables whenever possible and met some fantastic people from all over the world. If you wanted to have a table for 2 you would wait longer. Cabin was nice and roomy. Plenty of hanging space in the walk in wardrobe. Bathroom was a bit small but had everything that you needed. Our cabin attendant was very helpful supplying us with firmer pillows on request. I had read a lot of reviews about the ship, the beautiful Coral Princess, not many of them complimentary. I found the ship to,be lovely and clean, everything worked as it was supposed to and staff were attentive and friendly. Entertainment was good, magician was fun. They held a voice of the sea competition that was outstanding. Great fun to watch the magnificent singers. I did feel that there was a lot of emphasis put onto shopping. I felt a bit of pressure, especially from ten onboard jewellery shop. One thing that I personally found disappointing was that on formal nights I saw people in the dining room in very casual clothes and beach attire, while most people went all out and looked lovely.

The Coral Princess is surely magnificent.

Coral Princess Cruise Review by U2 fan

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We chose this cruise as a very relaxing way to get from one side of the USA to the other. Embarkation was reasonably fast, we arrived about 1 pm and were on the ship by 2 pm. We went straight to our cabin on Aloha deck midship. Lunch in the buffet first day was nice but busy.

Sea days were very relaxing, weather was magnificent. We enjoyed all the tours that we chose. The transit of the Panama Canal was very interesting and informative, with narration by the onboard expert.

Food was outstanding especially in the dining room. We had anytime dining, some evenings it was a little busy, but we chose to share tables whenever possible and met some fantastic people from all over the world. If you wanted to have a table for 2 you would wait longer.

Cabin was nice and roomy. Plenty of hanging space in the walk in wardrobe. Bathroom was a bit small but had everything that you needed. Our cabin attendant was very helpful supplying us with firmer pillows on request.

I had read a lot of reviews about the ship, the beautiful Coral Princess, not many of them complimentary. I found the ship to,be lovely and clean, everything worked as it was supposed to and staff were attentive and friendly.

Entertainment was good, magician was fun. They held a voice of the sea competition that was outstanding. Great fun to watch the magnificent singers.

I did feel that there was a lot of emphasis put onto shopping. I felt a bit of pressure, especially from ten onboard jewellery shop.

One thing that I personally found disappointing was that on formal nights I saw people in the dining room in very casual clothes and beach attire, while most people went all out and looked lovely.
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Balcony
Cabin BB A425
Plenty of room in the cabin and lots of storage, plenty of coat hangers in the cupboard for hanging clothes. Bed was very comfortable, pillows a bit soft. Bathroom has large bottles of shampoo and conditioner and body wash in a holder in the shower. These were a little bit awkward to use as they dispensed such a small amount on each press.
Cabin attendant was great, always friendly and helpful. Cabin was clean. Balcony was big enough for us to relax on.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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