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Coral Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Cruise the Panama Canal

Review for Coral Princess to the Panama Canal & Central America
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Joe367
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Balcony
Coral Princess in Cabo.
Panama canal locks.
From the aft of the Coral Princess looking at a ship entering the canal.
Bird at the National Aviary in Cartegena, Colombia.

We chose this cruise to go through the Panama Canal and it ended in San Francisco which is home for us. The ship, Coral Princess, had been in dry dock for 12 days prior to our cruise and the contractors were not finished with the upgrades such as new carpet and flat screen TVs in the rooms. Nice upgrades, but there were rolls of carpet about the ship and painting still being done. Embarkation was delayed for 4 hours as the ship was late coming from dry dock so we sat in the waiting area until we could board. Our cabin had a new TV and the room was thoroughly functional, but the wi fi was not working properly and there were tech's throughout the ship working on it. Cosmetically the ship was not up to the standards we have experienced on Princess. For instance there were speaker covers sitting on the floor in the Princess theater and seats around us were broken and wobbly.

Our cabin was a balcony unit and other than the minor cosmetics we were overall happy with it, it was clean and the bed was comfortable.

Dining was excellent, the food was great and a nice variety to chose from. The dinners were a little long, averaged about two hours to finish our meals. We had the early seating for dining, the shows are staggered so we could still see them after dinner.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BB

Cabin needed some cosmetic retouching like paint and updating of furniture. New flat screen and carpets were installed. The refrigerator, safe, shower, bathroom, lights, and balcony all worked well.

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