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Panama Canal & Central America Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
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57 Panama Canal & Central America Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


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SSICruisertoo

2 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

First Expedition Cruise

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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, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Funkyboy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our first Princess cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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nmarrrison

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

An Experience!!

My husband has always wanted to do the Panama Canal adventure so upon his retirement, we chose the Panama Canal Cruise. We were told by friends, Princess Cruise Line does this cruise. So, we visited our travel ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Rvod56

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ready to book again.

Our trip consisted of a group of 8, all arriving from different destinations across Canada. We had a house rented in Fort Lauderdale for 3 days before the cruise, a lovely home within walking distance to the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Yanette

1 Review Written

Unwelcoming excursions for wheelchairs and unsafe handicap washroom

Unwelcoming excursions for wheelchairs and unsafe, uncomfortable handicap washroom. The excursions was unadaptable, unwelcoming for wheelchairs and all our water excursions was cancel out, without letting you see ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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gtisch183

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Value

Outstanding value for the cuisine that is included and onboard entertainment. I would not recommend the premium restaurants as many have complained about the food quality for the extra price. Long wait times for ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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harleyboy1200

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Things to review with your agent

2/15/19 - 3/1/19 NCL Star Panama Canal Voyage Top screw ups 1. Free internet, ha ha, ha, 250 minute perk what doesn’t work properly or frequently; isn’t free or useful. Waits at Internet cafe could be as ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Triplecee

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ft Lauderdale to San Diego via Panama Canal

Our group chose this cruise unanimously in spite to the fact that at least 6 of the 26 of us had been through the Panama Canal on a cruise before. We had excellent cabin and dining staff. Brilliant ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kafgill

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Interesting Panama Canal Cruise!

The staff were very attentive and accommodating. Most took the time to learn your name. We had a State Room which was spacious and comfortable. A definite plus on a smaller ship which doesn't have a lot of public ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Mikkosmom3701

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great staff and guides; beautiful islands, incredible snorkeling

We went on the Panama Canal/Costa Rica cruise in January, 2019. We love watching wildlife and thought this cruise would be a good way to do it. We have been to Costa Rica before - on a small bus tour on the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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sanedjam

1 Review Written

Love the Norwegian Star

We had a really great time on the Norwegian Star Panama Canal Cruise. We have cruised on many cruise lines and enjoyed this one. The ship was in good shape for being a bit older (but remodeled recently). One ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Babs960

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Bucket List/Check

I had the Panama Canal on my bucket list. This cruise satisfied my goal. Not the greatest cruise I've ever taken, however. The ship is older and in need of a complete redo. Engine vibration was so loud that we were ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Razz21

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Eastbound

We have been cruising since the early 1990's and have cruised mainly with NCL and Carnival. We have been on 50 plus cruises. This is our second Royal Caribbean cruise; our first was on the Allure. Our last cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Kbc96monarch

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Cruise

Of all the cruises I’ve taken, this was the least friendly experience. I’ll start with the positive aspects: - the process to get on the ship was smooth and efficient - the ship was very clean! Saw the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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fingerlakesmike

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The View Was Great!

The Panama Canal cruise was on our bucket list. We are into our 70s and both have some chronic health issues, so we wanted to get this off of our list. We chose the aft facing cabin so we had a 180 degree view ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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bajabob

2 Reviews Written

"Is this the first time they have done this"

This was a once in a life time deal to sail to the Panama Canal and see what it was all about. We have sailed on RCL and Princess in the past. Lots of factors involved in deciding on this cruise but location, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Thelia

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best cheesecake Ever! And family reunion too!

Omg where to start? Every detail on this ship is handcrafted awesomeness! We had a balcony room, so we had fantastic ocean views anytime, but when your in on the interior you could totally forget you were on a boat ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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AZDivers

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Excellent Ship with a Few Issues, Some HORRIBLE PORTS, and Nickel and Diming

We did the initial Panama Canal cruise on this ship. As always I will keep it simple and do a Pros and Cons section below. The biggest issue we had on this cruise was the ports and the dining room foods. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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nrobin

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Second Class Encounter

Been cruising for over 30 years. This was the first time on NCL and we took this cruise because of the "ports of call". First, two ports were cancelled and one was added before sailing. many things went wrong ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Sara54

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nothing Italian about this cruise line

I've done six cruises, Royal caribian, Norwegian, Costa, and now MSC Divina. It was a 12 day cruise to the Panama Canal and Columbia including some islands. Overall the food was ok but not great in the dining ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Merrysmom

1 Review Written

STRESS FREE HOLIDAYS

If you've never sailed during the holidays you are missing out. We choose this particular cruise aboard the Island Princess specifically for the dates that included Christmas and New Years. And the destination was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Gravlax

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

Excellent value and an excellent ship. We opted for a Signature Suite 6045 which was well worth the money. Room Stewards (Nyoman and Yusep) were attentive and always accommodating with a smile. We had thoughts of ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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albuquerquetraveler

1 Review Written

Good Overall

We chose this cruise because of the ports of call. They were all wonderful. The highlight was Cartagena but we loved each and every one. We were glad to start in Los Angeles as each port just got better and better ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Cozumel Jim

5 Reviews Written

Partial Panama Canal

Another Halloween cruise with friends, plus another Journey cruise. Ship went thru new locks, entered lake and turned around and waited it's turn to exit. Visited several ports along the 14 day cruise. Dutch West ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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CastroValley1

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed our cruise with small caveats for future cruisers

We chose to transit the Panama Canal a second time because we joined a group of 42 ballroom dance students with their teachers and to see the new channel. We had eight sea days with 15 private group lessons. It kept ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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