The Panama Canal is amazing!: Coral Princess Cruise Review by boulder53
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The Panama Canal is amazing!
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Our cabin door faced the elevator area; however, it was very quiet as most people walked forward to use the elevator! We loved being in this area as the stairs/elevator went right up More to the spa/work out area! And from there very easy to walk forward to the open deck area where we watched movies under the stars as well as football games and documentaries! I really love that Princess has gone mostly non-smoking! We thought the staff was very pleasant and attended to people very quickly. Our cabin steward, Glynn, and our wait staff for evening meal, Israel & Edgar, were outstanding! We are a couple who enjoys the whole dining experience, and those two men did it very well.
We are happy we did excursions in 3 ports and then did not in Aruba as we wanted to just discover it ourselves and walk around more of the area. All 3 of our excursions were excellent with excellent guides! We were very pleased!
We did take in some of the entertainment at night and were pleased with it - a comedian, hypnotist, juggler/comedian, and a ventriloquist! The Internet area is well attended and located in a great spot on the ship.
I enjoyed coffee and yogurt most every morning on the balcony of our cabin delivered by room service, whom always had a smile and a good morning using my name. Very personable!
We loved the many days of cruising, which allowed us to slow down and relax; unlike the cruises that stop every day! We spent a lot of time enjoying the ocean while sitting on the deck lounge chairs on the Promenade Deck!
We liked the very clean work out and spa area! And we really enjoyed the movies, documentaries, and concerts shown on the large TV in the open air!
As we went through the Panama Canal, we stood on deck 10 forward from about 5:45 a.m. until about 9:30 a.m. as we were through the first 3 lochs by then. We then went to our cabin for our champagne breakfast on our balcony! Highly recommend it! (As well as the chocolate covered strawberries!)We then sat on our balcony for awhile as we slowly cruised through the canal. Later in the afternoon we then went aft on our own deck (8) where we stood watching our progress through the lochs from the rear! Deck 10 forward, and deck 8 aft, each have large balconies to stand and look out and they are almost private as so many people just don't know about them or just don't check the ship's deck plan map to locate them! We loved it as there wasn't a crush of people!
All in all - we will most definitely book another cruise with Princess! Less
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