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Colon (Cristobal) Cruise Reviews

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65 Colon (Cristobal) Cruise Reviews


LaraKZ avatar

LaraKZ

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very poor since switched to Monarch much bigger and older ship, horrible cabin!

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We did as a couple the same cruise 3 years ago with Pullman`s Zenith and even if we would not expect luxury from this company overall the trip was nice. Being in Panama again and counting this is the only option ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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xldon

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

MONARCH - Sub par food and older ship

NOT THE ZENITH SHIP. MONARCH Ship was our cruise. All Spanish speaking, some English. Overall a fair cruise. Do not take interior room as walls are thin. Fruit was not ripe, hard and lacked flavor. Coke and other ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Mocamps

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Some disappointing features

We were excited about this cruise, having been on a cruise on the Royal Clipper several years ago and expecting it to be a similar experience. We were disappointed that it wasn't. Prior to the cruise the admin ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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CruiseOrLand

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Daylight Passage of the Panama Canal

Whichever direction your cruise is traveling through the canal, you will be flying into or out of the Pacific Ocean end of the canal, Panama City. Since we were going towards the Pacific, our Embarcation was in ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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tomas4

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Crew Ever

My siblings and I along with our spouses cruised on the M/Y Grace at the end of January 2019. The ship was great, the food wonderful, and the crew amazing. Ever one of the crew members was personable and made it ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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grundle

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Blissful Week

My husband and I are in our 60s and have traveled around the world creating our own itineraries and arranging our own transportation. We never thought cruising was for us but in the last few years we have sampled ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mark Whitman

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, Poor Management, Older Ship Needing Upgrades

I love Windstar’s small-boat (148 passengers) approach to cruising, but I found this particular boat, their flagship, to be lacking and I was also dismayed by several avoidable missteps by the ship’s management. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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FelixRiver

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Unforgettable

I’m interested in nature and this trip completely fulfilled my expectations. The Lindblad- National Geographic guides are very knowledgeable of the region and the history all the species very impressive. The ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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wmccfp

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

As experienced cruisers we were looking for something a little different and more energetic so we tried Silver Cloud Expedition. What we got was the same old, same old only on a smaller ship. Embarkation was so-so ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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crmckenzie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Incredible Cruise Experience.

We chose Ponant for this trip because we were looking for a more intimate cruise experience. We have been on large cruise ships (3000+ passengers) and felt it was time for a more refined trip. One of the best ...
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Sail Date April 2018


77445 avatar

77445

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good and Bad

the Panama Canal was on our bucket list and we love small ship cruising. Uncruise had good reviews so we decided to go. The staff was professional, friendly and were serious about safety. Cons: -Our room ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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mwf7501

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very good overall -- BUT TOO LENIENT ON SMOKING!

Chose this because we wanted a 7-day canal transit on a small ship. First time on Windstar. Overall very good -- excellent service, food was quite satisfactory, ship was in good but not outstanding condition. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Traveler805 avatar

Traveler805

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointing, Embarrassing

We've cruised with Silversea about a dozen times. Unfortunately, this one is at the bottom of the ranking list. We convinced another couple to join us. For three days after reporting it, they endured a fire ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Janwhichard avatar

Janwhichard

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice staff but mediocre attention to detail. Liability waiting to happen.

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and we wanted to go somewhere for Christmas. The dates and itinerary on Windstar fit that desire. Getting to Colon Panama is easy from Panama City. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


racman54 avatar

racman54

7 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise but not for the Overly Hygienic

We chose this cruise because it left from Colon Panama where and we were visiting friends in Panama. The itinerary was original too. Colon, Cartagena, Colombia, and the ABC islands. As I am learning Spanish, this ...
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Sail Date June 2017


NewportNic avatar

NewportNic

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not up to par with their Alaska or Sea of Cortez cruises

Wanted to see this area and had been on Un-Cruise 5 times (Sea of Cortez, Northwest US and Alaska) on the Quest (smaller ship) and LOVED it! Pros: -the expedition staff was REALLY good and very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


EllBro avatar

EllBro

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Perfection

The Galapagos have been on our bucket list for years and it certainly lived up to our expectations. Lindblad handled everything from being met in Miami to being ushered back to the return flight. There was never a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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GARYTHEHITMAN

12 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Aboard the Star Pride - Panama Canal to Costa Rica

This is my second review of the "Star Pride" --- my first was the maiden voyage in 2014, immediately after the ship was acquired from Seabourn. I noticed several changes, almost all of which were positive. This ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Sailorphyl

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

StarBreeze Panama Canal

Love small ship sailing and this was no exception!! The cabins are beyond amazing!! Every room is a suite!! Fabulous!! Great staff, fantastic food and amazing wildlife!! Chocolate Farm was fun and educational!! ...
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Sail Date March 2017


DenS avatar

DenS

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ports

We choice this cruise to go through the Panama Canal and see Costa Rica. Going through the canal was great. The so called "ports" we visited consisted of tendering a zodiac from the ship to a public beach areas. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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triciagrace

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal/Costa Rica

This was our first time on a cruise. We had never really considered taking one before but in looking for our "winter" break we thought that a trip through the Canal and up along the Costa Rican coast sounded like a ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Mauibird

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Premier Choice for Adventure Travel

We had sailed with Uncruise on their Baja trip and we were so impressed that we signed up for this Panama Canal/Costa Rica trip which is very new for them. We were only the third group on this particular route. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


elady avatar

elady

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama and Costa Rica

I chose this cruise because I wanted to go to the areas along the Costa Rica Pacific coast that can be difficult to get to otherwise. Our opinions are probably colored with the horrible treatment from the Windstar ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Judge Ellen avatar

Judge Ellen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not a lot of activities but relaxing

I selected this cruise because I wanted to go through the Panama Canal. I also liked the idea of a small ship. Fortunately my friend and I were upgraded to a suite, which was very nice. All in all I found it ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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LILI120

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Well organized with professional Expedition Team

We took the expedition entitled: Panama to Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano & Tortuguero including a cruise of 7 nights + a Land Excursion of 7 nights. The Sea Lion ship is nice and well equipped with very ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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