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We had a great time. Embarkation was smooth. Even though the ship was full it never seemed crowded. We had the last port side balcony on the 8th deck. We were able to see not only out to the side but also to the back. This was great when going through the canal. We were even able to reach out and touch the side wall of the Panama Canal in one of the locks. The main anytime dining room was good but we only ate there 3 out of 15 days. The Horizon Buffet had more choices and excellent food. We were very impressed with the Ramon Noodle bar where you picked your own ingredients. They cooked it and brought it out to your table. They did this on 2 different nights. They also did an excellent Mongolian BBQ bar the same way twice. They always got your drinks for you. Each table in the buffet at night had a place-mat, water goblet and your wrapped silverware in place. When you ordered an omelet for breakfast they brought it to your table instead of having to stand there and wait for them to cook it. The entertainment was excellent. The service from the staff was exceptional at all times. Was the cruise perfect? No, but we were impressed. The ship was well thought out. They had a card room where you could go to play games instead of having to find a table at the buffet or some other place to play. The Library was big. All the ports were secondary to going through the canal. We took the train when we anchored in Panama City. It was great. The tenders returning to the ship were slow. We stood over one hour to get back to the ship. Would we do it again? YES. Would we go on the Coral Princess again? Yes. Will we cruise with Princess in the future? Yes.

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Coral Princess Cruise Review by jimmash

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We had a great time. Embarkation was smooth. Even though the ship was full it never seemed crowded. We had the last port side balcony on the 8th deck. We were able to see not only out to the side but also to the back. This was great when going through the canal. We were even able to reach out and touch the side wall of the Panama Canal in one of the locks. The main anytime dining room was good but we only ate there 3 out of 15 days. The Horizon Buffet had more choices and excellent food. We were very impressed with the Ramon Noodle bar where you picked your own ingredients. They cooked it and brought it out to your table. They did this on 2 different nights. They also did an excellent Mongolian BBQ bar the same way twice. They always got your drinks for you. Each table in the buffet at night had a place-mat, water goblet and your wrapped silverware in place. When you ordered an omelet for breakfast they brought it to your table instead of having to stand there and wait for them to cook it. The entertainment was excellent. The service from the staff was exceptional at all times. Was the cruise perfect? No, but we were impressed. The ship was well thought out. They had a card room where you could go to play games instead of having to find a table at the buffet or some other place to play. The Library was big. All the ports were secondary to going through the canal. We took the train when we anchored in Panama City. It was great. The tenders returning to the ship were slow. We stood over one hour to get back to the ship. Would we do it again? YES. Would we go on the Coral Princess again? Yes. Will we cruise with Princess in the future? Yes.
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Balcony
Cabin BE E736
Excellent! The perfect place to view the canal. you could look back and see the locks closing. The balcony is slightly smaller because the rail curves towards the back of the ship but has excellent views. You are actually lower than the side of the canal at one point and can touch the side of the canal. The cabin has a lot of closet space. The shower is small.
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