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Panama Canal & Central America Gourmet Food Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Terrible ending for Cunard cruise

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Panama Canal & Central America

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auntybellum
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

In May we boarded the Queen Elizabeth for a cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco. Only after we embarked did we discover that there were active cases of Covid on board. Mask wearing was poor, social distancing weak and, worst of all there was no control of passenger and crew freely exploring each port of call. In sharp contrast to a cruise, on the same ship, which we took in October 2021 ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Club Balcony


Covid prevalent onboard

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Panama Canal & Central America

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Janusbonus
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise was going fine and we were celebrating my husbands 70th birthday. It all turned very sour when we both contracted Covid. I tested positive first and my husband 3 days later. It then became a very distressing experience. I was escorted to my isolation cabin, passing several other guests along the way. I was initially placed in an Ocean View cabin but eventually moved to a cabin with a ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony (partially obstructed view)


No more cruises for us

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Panama Canal & Central America

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Seventyishtraveller
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because although we had sailed QM2 several times Transatlantic, we had never been on the QE. The dates fit our schedule—sail the QM2 over to Southampton, a week in England and sail the QE back Southampton to Fort Lauderdale. Our leg was the beginning of the QE’s longer leg, she will be sailing over a month, all the way to Alaska. My observations: Embarkation in Southampton ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Club Balcony


A Cautionary Tale

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Panama Canal & Central America

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k7ght
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Recently my wife and I took a 28-day cruise from Southampton to San Francisco. Covid-19 dogged the entire 9,615 nautical miles of the voyage. Our troubles began even before we boarded Queen Elizabeth. Cunard demanded a certified negative antigen test dated no more than 24 hours before boarding. That meant finding a provider open on a Sunday – which we did eventually at a cost of £70. Not once ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Wonderful voyage on Queen Elizbeth

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Panama Canal & Central America

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Elephant1151
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We returned home yesterday from QE voyage Southampton to San Francisco and had a wonderful time aboard. On arriving in Southampton at 12.15 as requested we were surprised by the number of passengers waiting for Covid testing. Obvious the stated time was not adhered to. However we were onboard and having lunch in the restaurant by 1.45pm. We were in Grills and had a lovely suite, plenty of ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse


Pros & Cons

Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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FLCruiser60
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Pros first - great entertainment on board on all nights. Possibly the best service I have received on a cruise - from bar waiters, to dining room staff, to room steward - nothing but superlatives. Cons - For a ship just out of drydock the condition of the room was poor. Bathroom floor tile were cracked, grout was cracked and shower drain was caulked in. This ship was an 18 day cruise, with ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Canal Transit Awesome Included Food Average

Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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2sharp2
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

All new ports and new lock canal transit for us. Ship's first cruise since a three week dry dock. Not sure what work was performed but ship had some issues. I think CP was built in 2004. The first thing we noticed was all the windows on the Lido deck were so filthy dirty you could barely see thru them and the window in our restricted view cabin on Emerald deck 8 cabin E308 also dirty. One morning ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with disabled person


If you just want friendly staff/ambiance

Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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BabyGurl15157
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Where do I begin? Their package was all-inclusive as described however, included were the 15 drinks/day which didn’t rollover if you never made it to the 15 mark., unlimited intermittent WIFI per 1 device only., a specialty dining inclusion, (I’m pretty sure you had to pay for Sabatini’s Italian restaurant as well as pay a Room service delivery charge if ordered from app or in the stateroom ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Our cruise was fine but HAL not ready for Covid

Review for Noordam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Lise1928
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have been on a total of 6 cruises, 3 of which were with Holland America. The most recent trip was a 21 day Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver April 24 to May 15. We felt the itinerary offered a good mix of sea days and shore time. The food in the dining room was excellent and only one night did we have a waiter that needed more training. The room steward we had worked hard to keep us happy. Room ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


SENSATIONAL CRUISE

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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goalymom33
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

From checking in to checking out this was a great experience. The food was great. Entertainment top rated! The ship layout is easy to navigate which I can't say is true on all ships. The crew was very friendly-made you feel special. They captain was informative and not stiff in his talks as most captains are. The panama canal locks were special sight to see. We overnighted in Cartagena. Many ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


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