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Panama Canal & Central America Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

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15 Panama Canal & Central America Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

paulrtg avatar


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

Harbor1492 avatar


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

QuilterGirl avatar


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

ebonybee avatar


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

izi1 avatar


1 Review Written


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

sfcsu avatar


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

wangel avatar


4 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

Celebrity Infinity 17 day Panama Canal Cruise

Listed below is the good, the bad, and the ugly. Perhaps due to the number of cruises we have taken, it has made us more critical. We are not looking for perfection in a cruise, but we also don't look the other way ...
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Sail Date September 2011

1865JFK avatar


2 Reviews Written

Pros & Cons

Ship was beautiful, staff very friendly & accommodating. I use a walker & found it difficult to open & keep door open to enter cabin over the sill. Inside the cabin I had to fold the walker (3 wheels) & store it ...
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Sail Date November 2010

gssjwt321 avatar


1 Review Written

Thanksgiving Panama Canal cruise

Generally, the ship and Princess compare very favorably to Celebrity. One thing that can be improved is the food. We ate in the Bordeaux dining room at "anytime dining." We enjoyed eating when we felt like it with ...
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Sail Date November 2010

mmtwrite avatar


1 Review Written

Why The Captain Gave Us All Free Drinks

Remember this nursery rhyme? "There was a little girl who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good she was very, very good and when she was bad she was horrid." Those words sum ...
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Sail Date December 2009

Tina-Ann avatar


5 Reviews Written

Christmas cruise thru the Panama Canal on the Island

We are a family of four (my husband and I in our early forties and our two boys ages 13 and 10). This was our 7th cruise (all on Princess). GETTING TO ACAPULCO: We are from the Seattle area, and have learned to not ...
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Sail Date December 2009

silentbob007 avatar


10 Reviews Written

Beautiful Jewel of the Seas for a not-so-White Christmas

Quips, quirks, and biases One of the great things about cruise vacations is that, in many cases, they are what you make of them. Because of that, I always like to include this little introductory section where ...
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Sail Date December 2008

gingerspice avatar


1 Review Written

Christmas on the Coral.......New Years in Panama

We are a family of 6... 4 kids ages 21-13 we travel with my mother and her best friend. That makes traveling a little hard with 8 of us. That is why we "choose to cruise". We boarded the ship in LA which was nice. ...
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Sail Date December 2008

Sincity avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not sure if RC is right for us.

To start, we missed our embarkation in Miami due to the unusual weather we had in Vegas. We met up with the ship in Cartegena, Colombia, the second port of call, after we decided to take a diversion trip to Epcot ...
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Sail Date December 2008

borg1of2 avatar


2 Reviews Written

Christmas Cruise to Panama and the Caribbean

Embarkation The morning of the cruise we drove down from Tampa to Miami, we live in Tampa, and arrived at the pier about noon. We had rented a one way rental from Avis, so we had to drop off our luggage and then ...
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Sail Date December 2008

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