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Panama Canal & Central America Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Panama Canal & Central America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

39

Very Good

15

Average

6

Poor

2

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

671

Family Cruises

544

Romantic Cruises

339

Repositioning Cruises

242

Holiday Cruises

67

67 Panama Canal & Central America Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


sbyers avatar

sbyers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

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Having cruised on large ships before, I was prepared for the herding but not for the lack of caring by management. An attitude of "company policy" and "couldn't care less" were exhibited by front desk personnel. ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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eschi

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Never again

This cruise was sold as the "ultimate" and the ship was rated with 5 stars ! This cruise was just the worst I ever experienced. Apart from 4 constant shopping channels on the TV with a cruise director who should be ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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luxcruisetraveler

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not a 6-star cruise by any means

I requested a refund for the cruise we just took on 12/20/2014 - 1/7/2015. Silversea clearly cheated their naive customers, who paid for the 6-star cruise but received a 2-star experience at best. - The food was ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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dutchyvet

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Pearl is lacking in almost every aspect

If you are disabled, handicapped or have a special need think twice before "pearling"...37 night..four cruises back to back and with almost 400 other Aussies onboard this crew had NO IDEA! Immigration and ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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PilarB

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

New Year's Cruise

For those of you who want me to get down to brass tacks immediately, I will say this was overall a wonderful cruise. The ship was in beautiful shape, very classy and clean. This was my third Princess cruise and my ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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paulrtg

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Legend Not Quite Legendary But Close

The Thanksgiving (November 27-December 12, 2013) voyage of Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas, while not a Turkey, gave fewer reasons to give thanks than it might have. For approximately two hundred passengers, ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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bjtomko

2 Reviews Written

Awesome Partial Transit Experience

11/26/2013 through 12/07/2013 Background The views and opinions expressed in this review are mine and may conflict with others thoughts. That is what makes everyone unique. I have found these boards so very ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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kristenslyric

1 Review Written

Holland America has a ways to go in their customer service to even

I took my Grandfather on a 14 day cruise to fulfill a promise I made to him to take him north, south, east and west. This cruise was thru the Panama Canal (south). It started out with the best expectations. However, ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Harbor1492

22 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit, April 16 – May 1, 2013

1. General Comments: A pleasant cruise with good weather; this was our second Panama Canal transit from the Pacific to the Atlantic. We are regular cruisers; this was our first time on Celebrity. We booked an ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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HelenSteady

1 Review Written

No rating

Our One and Only cruise with NCL ever

I had originally seen this cruise advertised last year as a re-positioning cruise from NYC to Vancouver, including the Inside Passage so made a note to keep an eye out for this for 2013. When it was advertised, it ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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QuilterGirl

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal/Holiday Cruise - long review for a great trip!

Background Information My husband has had a Panama Canal transit on his "bucket list" for years, and when the opportunity came to take one during the holiday season (something I had wanted to experience), we signed ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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laplume

8 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A Holiday Panama Canal Cruise

We traveled on the Island Princess over the New Year's holiday, completing a "bucket list" item of seeing the Panama Canal. The Island Princess departed on Sunday, the 30th, along with five other cruise ships. ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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ebonybee

2 Reviews Written

New Year Sailing of Equinox

After two cruises within the year on RCCL large ships which left us fatigued from all the activities we decided to take it down a notch with Celebrity. In terms of a entertainment we found it many steps downward ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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izi1

1 Review Written

DEC 21 2012 PANAMA CANAL on the STATENDAM

The beginning and end of the cruise was unacceptable. This was our third cruise and compared to the others there were some major differences. We embarked at noon in San Diego and had to wait 6 hours till our ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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ercbman

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Island Princess Panama Canal Cruise was a delight

Took my bride of 30 years on this New Year's Eve cruise on the Island Princess to celebrate her "special" landmark birthday on New Year's Eve. Considered other choices for a trip but this cruise offered everything ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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califgary

5 Reviews Written

The Beautiful and Elegant Statendam 2012 Holiday Cruise

Embarkation: Arrived at the San Diego Pier at around 11AM - the Statendam had arrived that morning from a 28 day South Pacific itinerary so we didnt know if it would take any longer than usual to get the ship off ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Bob808

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Experience - 12/15/12 Sailing - 14 days

A really good 14 day experience. My Stateroom number was C309, one of the staterooms with the small curved balcony. STATEROOM: The room was typical in size and in great condition. The balcony was small but was just ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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ANCdude

4 Reviews Written

First Celebrity cruise

We flew directly from Anchorage on Thanksgiving Day, arriving San Diego shortly after 10AM. Celebrity staff at the airport were awesome and we were on our way to the boarding terminal around 11, after the last bus ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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mad101

1 Review Written

Fantastic Panama Canal Cruise 2011/2012

This is just going to be a short tale, but we travelled with our teen age daughter on the Christmas cruise and we all had such a fantastic incredible relaxing time. The only bad thing was the end of the cruise we ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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sfcsu

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Zuiderdam for New Years Eve

This was our first HAL cruise. Previously we have cruised on 4 times on Celebrity and once on NCL. We chose it for the itinerary -- Panama Canal -- and we wanted to be away for New Years. We had also heard good ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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califgary

5 Reviews Written

The Beautiful and Elegant Statendam

Statendam Review: Christmas and New Years Holiday Sailing San Diego to Ft Lauderdale via Panama 14 days Embarkation went exceptionally well - we stayed the night before at the Holdiay Inn By the Bay which is ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Jeal

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Zuiderdam New Year's

We arrived at the port around 1:00 and waited only a couple of minutes to board. Our room was ready so we went directly to it to put some things in the safe. We had a huge inside cabin on Main deck. We rarely cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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felloship

1 Review Written

Wonderful, Relaxing Holiday Cruise Through the Panama Canal

I am a veteran cruiser, and as a family, my parents and I have spent the past few holidays on various cruises. They are 3 star Mariners with Holland America and just shy of four star status. This was my third - ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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HobsonDD464

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Partial Panama Canal Transit XMas 2011

My wife, son (age 16) and I decided to take this cruise over the holidays, as none of us had ever seen the Panama Canal. Despite having been on 5 previous cruises as a family, this was the first time we'd cruised ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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FlaParrotHead

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

14 Days of Paradise

I can honestly say that this was one of, if not THE, best cruise that we have taken in about 20 years of cruising. For us, this cruise brought us many firsts, including our first out of LA/Long Beach, our first ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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