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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cruise Reviews

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Not a Good Fit for Me

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Cruise Worm

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Ditto other reviews: delicious food, few onboard activities, personalized service, beautiful sail-away events, phenomenal cabin storage, nice L'Occitan toiletries, great shower with 2 heads, great spa with massages, & best of all--fantastic talks by naturalist. But the ship seems tired--1 of 2 generators that power propeller went out, so kitchen was an hour late in preparing dinner the first ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Not ready for prime time

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to South America

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Theezer

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I was totally excited to be going on this trip with Ponant to Costa Rica. Afterall great destination, French wine and french food... what is there not to like. Well was I sorely disappointed. The wine was mediocre and limited variety. At dinner many nights there was only one red or one white. The food was good not great(except for the special nights) and some of the meals were downright poor. I ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


First Expedition Cruise

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Panama Canal & Central America

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SSICruisertoo

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Hubby & I chose the cruise because we wanted a short cruise that included a Panama Canal crossing. This cruise was an expedition cruise focusing on national parks in Costa Rica & Panama. Started in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica and ended I. Panama City, including a Pacific to Atlantic crossing of the Panamá Canal. We’re not naturalists but thought it may be an interesting experience. This review is ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


The best overall cruise experience out of our 30 plus cruises!

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to South America

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weezer7612

10+ Cruises

Everyone has different likes and dislikes. I’m going to summarize what we look for in a cruise vacation which we felt Ponant came closest to an overall exceptional experience and why. My sister n husband ( late 50s very active non drinkers) and my husband (70) and myself(62) - both drinkers and not super active wanted a Xmas holiday experience together. We didn’t want to travel too far from USA ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Misleading

Review for National Geographic Sea Lion to South America

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prileyrn

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise because I have traveled with NG/Lindblad before and wanted to see Costa Rica with this group of naturalists etc. The timing was right for my daughter and I to travel together. we were looking forward to seeing the wildlife primarily. Unfortunately, the brochure which specifically promotes seeing sloths in the wild was a total misrepresentation. I was told by the naturalists ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


First Crystal Cruise with Pickleball

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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gscoggin

10+ Cruises

We went on this cruise to check out Crystal's luxury ocean cruise line. We picked this one because it has a paddle tennis court on it which we could use for pickleball. We brought four pickleball padles and by the end of the cruise we had about 14 players all rotating in at 9 o'clock a.m. every day. It made the trip. We liked the cruise experience so much that we're planning on doing another one ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah


Just as advertised

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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dswiss

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We've been on well over 50 cruises, but this was our first one on Crystal. We wanted to experience the 'top of the line' feeling and we were not disappointed. When we cruise, our most important aspect is the on-board life, especially the food and service. On this ship the food was outstanding. Quality, quality and quality!! Of course the service was just as fine. You can tell the impact a high ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

Review for Crystal Symphony to Mexican Riviera

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ak1004

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

The 10 nights Symphony cruise from Caldera to San Diego was our 15th cruise and our first cruise on Crystal. We sailed on Oceania and Azamara and the rest were mainstream lines like Celebrity, Princess Cunard etc. Oceania was our best cruise experience so far and I was curious how it will compare to Crystal. Embarkation took literally 15 minutes till we were in our cabin. 30 seconds later our ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window (extremely limited view)


Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!

Review for Star Pride to Caribbean - Eastern

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rsamtleben

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This is the first trip review that I have ever posted. I felt that it was necessary because of the extremely negative customer experience. First of all, I booked this cruise in February 2019. The cruises line claims that you get the best pricing when you book early. Not true. They discounted this cruise right after the final payment date by USD$1000 per couple. When we asked for a refund ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Cruise was ok but for the false advertising and ship is old and needs makeover

Review for Grand Classica to Panama Canal & Central America

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prasadvaddadi

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose the cruise for the Panama Canal Crossing and Costa Rica destination. The cruise was good and service was excellent. However there was false advertising: 1) The ad says India food available. When we boarded we were told that India food is available only for dinner and not for breakfast and lunch. In the dinners also India food was missing for 3 out of 9 dinners. We were to request ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


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