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Straight forward embarkation after over night stay in hotel organised by Princess. Good cruise with excellent staff, good food and good choice of activities. Cabin was clean but showing some signs of wear and tear - upholstery on sofa threadbare in places and buttons on remote control for TV not working. We were on traditional dining for evening meal and were really happy with choice and quality of food. My wife has an allergy that the staff were made aware of and they were really good at making sure that the meals would not effect her and offering a choice of alternatives if there were problems with the choices on the menu. This service and consideration was excellent and very much appreciated. There was a good choice of entertainment and activities. Not all to our taste, as is to be expected, but we were not short of things to do! We used ships tours in Costa Rica and Guatemala, both of which provided excellent guides and good transport. We used local services at other ports: "Dora the Explorer" in Cartagena who was excellent and I highly recommend and, likewise, Clemente through "Tours by Locals" in Panama City. The only issue we has was with disembarkation when we had booked a stopover, again with Princess. They tried to leave us to the last group to disembark, even though they were aware that we wanted to be off early to be able to see LA. This meant that we would not arrive at our hotel until the afternoon severely cutting down the time we had to explore and going against the whole idea of booking a stopover. Despite my protestations no alternative disembarkation was offered until I demanded to see the manager and suggested the provision of a taxi would be simple enough to sort out. Not the best end to the holiday but it was sorted out for us eventually. All in all a very good trip with the "blip" at the end that could have easily been avoided.

Great cruise. Great food. Good enrichment program.

Coral Princess Cruise Review by sjgardner

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Straight forward embarkation after over night stay in hotel organised by Princess. Good cruise with excellent staff, good food and good choice of activities. Cabin was clean but showing some signs of wear and tear - upholstery on sofa threadbare in places and buttons on remote control for TV not working.

We were on traditional dining for evening meal and were really happy with choice and quality of food. My wife has an allergy that the staff were made aware of and they were really good at making sure that the meals would not effect her and offering a choice of alternatives if there were problems with the choices on the menu. This service and consideration was excellent and very much appreciated.

There was a good choice of entertainment and activities. Not all to our taste, as is to be expected, but we were not short of things to do!

We used ships tours in Costa Rica and Guatemala, both of which provided excellent guides and good transport. We used local services at other ports: "Dora the Explorer" in Cartagena who was excellent and I highly recommend and, likewise, Clemente through "Tours by Locals" in Panama City.

The only issue we has was with disembarkation when we had booked a stopover, again with Princess. They tried to leave us to the last group to disembark, even though they were aware that we wanted to be off early to be able to see LA. This meant that we would not arrive at our hotel until the afternoon severely cutting down the time we had to explore and going against the whole idea of booking a stopover. Despite my protestations no alternative disembarkation was offered until I demanded to see the manager and suggested the provision of a taxi would be simple enough to sort out. Not the best end to the holiday but it was sorted out for us eventually.

All in all a very good trip with the "blip" at the end that could have easily been avoided.
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Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin M1 c210
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