My friend had previously taken several transatlantic cruises with Cunard many years ago and was excited to try their Panama Canal cruise, so I decided to go with her.
Cunard positions themselves as a premium cruising line and prices their cruises accordingly, with emphasis on dressing up for dinner, unfortunately the experience doesn’t justify the pricing.
It was billed as a regular cruise and priced that way but in reality it was a repositioning cruise with few stops along the way. Only three port days out of 14 cruise days.
Unfortunately, half the shops in town are now closed, because of Covid and the detioration of small downtowns in general, and those that have survived are tourist traps. The team doesn’t run anymore either. It’s a pity our cruise director didn’t seem familiar with any of that.