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Panama Canal & Central America Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
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Excellent

167

Very Good

86

Average

48

Poor

25

Terrible

13

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Senior Cruises

671

Family Cruises

544

Romantic Cruises

339

Repositioning Cruises

242

Entertainment Cruises

203

339 Panama Canal & Central America Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


Kiro avatar

Kiro

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Miracle Still needs work out of Dry Dock

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We chose a aft balcony to come through the canal, hoping to enjoy the many sea days on the balcony and de-stress, relax and enjoy the break of the daily work grind. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN! We had oil droplets spewing ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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rlauder

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama 2020

Staff on board were just fabulous. Food was very good. Nightly Shows not so great, but then again there are only about 1200 passengers, so one cannot expect the same as a show where there are 5000 passengers. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dee4990

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure

Overall, we recommend both the Emerald Princess and also this itinerary. We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the trip! The Panama Canal is a "must see" for any traveler and Princess does it right! We had ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ofbp Walt

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Halfway through Panama and back...

We selected a 12 night cruise to see the Panama Canal. We got to visit some cool places in addition, and have lunches in local bistros. We're not into sailing or snorkeling, but would rather walk/tour around to get ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ScottG

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise through the Panama Canal!

My wife and I have multiple things to celebrate (35th anniversary, both healthy after medical scares, etc...) and decided that a two week cruise through the Panama Canal was just the ticket. We enjoyed everything ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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marinelife2

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dec 3 Panama Canal Cruise *Pros & *Cons

Pros: *Excellent service *Lots of fantastic entertainment *Deep swimming pools with chairs kept back. *Real professionally made pizza. *Lido often had quality 5 star food and a good selection. *MDR ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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dannyrideout

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful 1st time experience!

We joined this cruise with friends that had already booked. A surprising 1st time adventure in a cruise ship. We were concerned about sea-sickness, turned out to be not an issue at all. The cruise was 11 days ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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joe blow123456789

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

So much for ROMANCE

We had good experiences with Princes before, not this time. What can I say, fire alarm in the cabin going off every time we took a shower, the phone ringing 20 times afterwards telling us, then people at our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Chuckaby

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Norovirus, 1.5 hours. to get ON, 2 hours to get OFF, but a great ship & Crew.

16 day Panama Canal Cruise from Florida to Calif. Iincredibly beautiful ship, and our 1st experience w/ Haven. Embark/Disembark was a DISASTER w/ no communication re WHY we were standing 1.5 hrs. IN the Haven ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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steventrace

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The best yet

Our 13th with NCL and the very best to date. The reasons are by catagory... PRICE: NCL still gives IMO the best value all drinks included, speciality restaurants, Internet and room credits at an average of $150 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Happy Cruiser 1947

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise

We wanted to experience the Panama Canal, but didn't want to go through the ENTIRE lock system. We've been through 68 locks in Europe on our Viking Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise in June of 2016. That was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Honu Gal

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Needs Improvement for sure

Celebrating my husbands retirement. Got a great deal through a travel company. Because we got such a great deal it’s easy to focus on the positives for sure. We definitely got off to a rough start though. NCL ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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roberteades

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An amazing time on the Island Princess...

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 27th anniversary and my wife wanted to see the Panama Canal. One of the ports took us to Cartagena and it was a beautiful experience. This was our first trip to Columbia and to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kinz42

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and crew

The Panama Canal was on our "Bucket List". Aftrr a lot of health challenges, we knew we wanted to do this. We liked the smaller size of the Island Princess. Fewer passengers, not so busy and crowded. We had a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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roytan

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise

After being on the Regal and the Royal, this was a much smaller ship. It is also a much older ship and is in relatively good shape. We had a mini suite on Caribe and it was a great location and everything in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mrbronson

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old & Worn-out

We truly enjoyed our cruise. That being said, Island Princess is OLD and tired. We do enjoy the smaller ships, but in the future because how Princess manages these smaller ships and offers lesser quality food, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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RetireAsACruiseCritic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Transit_Ocean To Ocean

Panama Canal always piqued our interest. My husband and I were definitely in need of a vacation and were on the Princess website one day. This cruise 'jumped out' at us and so we booked it that day, without much ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ShipAshore

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Very Positive Surprise!

We decided on the Carnival Fantasy because of the Panama Canal Transit. We had never wanted to cruise Carnival because of the reputation of "Party Ship" but the cost was great and the timing was perfect so we took ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ltsjdad55

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Could have been better

My wife and I had been planning this cruise for several years to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary as well as her completing her PhD. We had booked an ocean view cabin on Deck #1. We did not find out until ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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richardsymms

1 Review Written

Great crew and service with cheap and poor quality food.

We chose this cruise because it started in Ft. Lauderdale and ended 21 days later in Seattle plus we got a very large stateroom #8140 w a wrap-around deck on the stern. The first day for embarkation we felt the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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mikey7110

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

AMAZING Cruise ruined by NCL Corporate - SHAME ON YOU!

First let me say we had an AMAZING 14 day cruise through the Panama Canal. Everyone from the baggage handlers to the Captain were warm, inviting and went over and above to ensure our bucket-list cruise was all we ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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howells

1 Review Written

Good Food, Great Entertainment, Disappointing Pool and Pool Deck

We chose this cruise because of the canal transit and that did not disappoint. Get a balcony state room as you get a real experience from the balcony of the locks and transit. We ate at all the specialty restaurants ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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jmmsea

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

11 days of pure bliss

Our primary purpose during this cruise was to travel through the Panama Canal and celebrate my sister and brother-in-law's 40th wedding anniversary.The food was outstanding with beautiful presentation and staff that ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Stuck in Lodi

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Would be a 5 star cruise but for a few minor details

We chose this criuse to celebrate our 50th anniversery and had a wonderful time. We chose the beverage and dining packages and could not have been happier with the choice. We are not big drinkers but it was nice ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Jmortin

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

The comedian was funny as was the ventriloquist, the singers and dancers were good, the singer from Vegas (Alyssa Harris) was great, the acrobat duo were fantastic. We thought the shows were the best that we have ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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