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Coral Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great Entertainment, Great Dining, Overall - Stodgy!

Coral Princess Cruise Review by Toromon

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2019
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview

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.

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