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Panama Canal & Central America Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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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)


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


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


Cruising in a late-pandemic world

Review for Wind Star to Panama Canal & Central America

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LJWECOC
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were tired of staying home and have always loved Windstar. Although we were somewhat put off by the COVID restrictions imposed by CDC and other governmental authorities, foreign and domestic, on the cruise lines, we decided to give it a try. It was probably the best cruise we have ever taken (and that is a lot of cruises). We boarded after a mandatory COVID test and stayed in our cabin until ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Cruising with Covid the good, the bad and the ugly.

Review for Insignia to Panama Canal & Central America

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cruiser 009
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having not cruised for almost 2 years we decided to book 2 cruises for the last part of 2021. The first cruise on the celebrity Apex from Athens to Miami went well. We had to wear masks most of the time and tours were mostly on Celebrity controlled tours. All passengers and crew were vaccinated, and they tested us several times during the cruise. The ship made all the schedule ports, and the ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Worst Cruise We Have Ever Experienced

Review for Insignia to Panama Canal & Central America

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Adventurer1515
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Normally, we have had no issues or problems with Oceania, but this cruise was different. First, the cruise itinerary was changed three days before we travelled canceling a place we wanted to go. Then four days into the cruise, the itinerary was change again dropping two countries and three ports from the cruise entirely. There was no compensation offered and we had 8 days at sea on a 16 day ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


"CRUISE TO NOWHERE!"

Review for Insignia to Panama Canal & Central America

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KarenLAdler
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

REVIEW OF "GATEWAY TO SUNSHINE” CRUISE" We just returned from the Oceania “Gateway to Sunshine” sixteen-day cruise that started in Miami on December 21st, 2021. It would be a vast understatement to say our experience with this cruise was disappointing. We booked this cruise in late August primarily because of the impressive number of destinations it offered: Miami; Georgetown, Grand ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Fell far short of their reputation and our past experience.

Review for Insignia to Panama Canal & Central America

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po14463
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was the maiden voyage for this crew following the long Covid-induced hiatus and it was clear to us that this ship and crew was not ready. BIg things and small were problematic. We can start with our return flights which were changed without consultation or notification. I discovered the change when I reviewed the embarkation package. Then Oceania insisted that it was a schedule change ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


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