We wanted a winter cruise to warmer climes and a chance to transit the Panama Canal.
-Our Coral Princess cabin was very quiet and comfortable, entirely adequate. The Promenade Deck was a delight, great place to walk, nice deck chairs to relax in, great viewing of the Panama Canal.
-Dinners in the main dining room were outstanding. Had seafood virtually every meal, the staff was fantastic.
-The Theatre entertainment was also outstanding. Great shows, highly professional, not to be missed.
-Abusive prices for wines purchased on board in the main dining rooms. Outrageous!
-Stern Serenity Area: $20/half day!!! Seriously?!
-Lido Deck Hamburgers & Pizza - awful, don't bother. Worst we have ever had.
-Breakfast sausage - greasy!
-Food selections in the Horizons Cafe quite limited except for salads.
-Far too few port stops on this cruise, far too many days at sea for length of cruise. One port stop (Nicaragua) was cancelled due to rough weather.
-No self serve of beverages except water, tea, coffee. Even lemonade is by special request!
-Internet service is hardly worth paying for, marginal at best.
-On-board smart phone messaging between passengers about like Windows 95. Terrible, no sound alerts, often had to be re-loaded, re-booted, exasperating!
-Main doors to Promenade deck, Lido Deck, Sun Deck, Horizons Cafe are very heavy wooden things that require a huge effort for most people. Great place to transfer germs, they feel sticky and will knock you down if you are not prepared. The should be automatic!
-Overall the ship had a very "Stodgy" feel and atmosphere.
Ocean View Cabin was entirely comfortable, clean and quiet. Close to the elevators, main dining room and the Promenade Deck.
Ship based tours are always on a large bus, short stops, not enough time to soak up the sights. We would book a private tour if we return.
We booked a private tour here that was outstanding.
Make the most of your brief time here in this amazing city and book a private tour. There is so much to see and you have only one day. The ship City Tour is a slow and winding route and they funnel you through the duty free shops.