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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.

Pros:

-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.

Cons:

-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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Cabin Review

Oceanview
Cabin OB P604/OB

Ocean View Cabin was entirely comfortable, clean and quiet. Close to the elevators, main dining room and the Promenade Deck.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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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.

Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

We booked a private tour here that was outstanding.

Cartagena (Colombia)

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.


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