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Not to Expectations This Time
"We have sailed with Regent twice before, found it 6 star and hoped for the same but were sadly disappointed. Everything on board Mariner had a veneer of quality but not the depth. Apart from receiving a captain's..."Read More
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Pronto123

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

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Carnival Miracle Still needs work out of Dry Dock

Review for Carnival Miracle to Panama Canal & Central America

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Kiro

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose a aft balcony to come through the canal, hoping to enjoy the many sea days on the balcony and de-stress, relax and enjoy the break of the daily work grind. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN! We had oil droplets spewing from the funnel each and every day and these oil drops were landing on us, destroying our clothes, and not able to sit out without enjoying a daily spray of oil. Our room Stewart was ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Rough time as pandemic breaks out in the world

Review for Island Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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catmommy7

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I have traveled extensively. We were excited that this cruise was to take us to multiple ports and did not repeat any that we've visited before. Further, we've cruised with Princess before and felt comfortable with the cruise line. Embarkation was fairly smooth. We got on the ship, found our cabin as expected (although we were disappointed that our view was obstructed), and ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

3 Helpful Votes


Boring Cruise Ship

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Les2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Embarkation went fine . The ship was clean and fresh. Our cabin was comfortable. Our cabin attendants were great. They got you anything you wanted or needed. We opted for anytime dining and were usually seared within 15 minutes. The food was very good with a good selection. If you don’t want to try anything there is always the classic menu available with steak, chicken or fish. all ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Norwegian Gem - Cons outweigh the Pros

Review for Norwegian Gem to Panama Canal & Central America

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kellianded

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Overall the Gem is a nice ship but the poor quality of food and lack of interesting activities made for a rather ho hum three week cruise. My wife and I chose this cruise because the itinerary because the ship was scheduled to stop at many ports, most of which we had not yet visited. After boarding in L.A. and a quiet day at sea, our first stop was in Cabo and that was an exciting port - ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Inside


Cruise Director staff difficult to understand

Review for Norwegian Gem to Panama Canal & Central America

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dhult15

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Luz and Joey, both from Philippines, were a joke. The morning tv show was them acting like small children. Couldn’t understand them. Since Luz was on the mic so often and then every night after the shows, most Americans complained to each other about her horrible accent. More than 1/2 passengers were European and Asian. Don’t know how they could understand. Did not enjoy the bands who were very ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window

1 Helpful Vote


Disappointing

Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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psydney1

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The food was very disappointing on this cruise. The dining room food was so bland that we just stopped going halfway through the cruise. I remember the disappointment on everyone's face when one meal in particular arrived. I still find it hard to believe that they had the nerve to serve such a meal. The buffet (World Market) was okay for breakfast and lunch, and some of the specialty ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

6 Helpful Votes


Chlorophyll more like borophyll

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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SCOOTERNINJA

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Because I am generally a really positive person that tries to see the good in everything, I will start off with that. Edward the cabin steward was fantastic and just a great guy. He genuinely cared and worked hard. The food was generally pretty good in the dining room and the dining room staff was fun to interact with and they worked hard. Although - it makes no sense how we can be travelling ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

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Great expectations-awful reality

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Dr. BobW

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Starting at embarkation sitting in an overcrowded hall for the better part of 3 hours - we were not off to a good start! No credible explanation from Princess; no bother to greet the arriving pxs when they finally made it on board. Balcony stateroom was okay but was very shocked to find torn sheets and stained pillowcases on the bed (replaced 2 days later). Room steward was great as were a few ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Our first Princess cruise

Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Funkyboy

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose Princess for the first time mainly for the ports of call. The trip overall was wonderful as far as the stops and the excursions we did, some we booked through the ship and others we chose once we got off at each port. The ship was a beautiful ship overall. The staff every where on the ship were exceptionally friendly, always greeting you with a smile as they passed by. Our stateroom ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

4 Helpful Votes


Going thrugh the canal.

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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nmason

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I won't use Princess again. Always trouble with time lines including being crammed into a room before embarkation. 3 of 5 tenders were down for Panama excursions which left little time on land, 7:30 am early disembarkation turned into 8:00am. Food in MDR started out fine but got worse - poor cuts of meat. We were told to get our outgoing mail in by a certain time each port. Problem? They ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


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