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"We have cruised over 30 times, but only once before on Princess, in Alaska. We gave it rave reviews. So we talked another couple (first timers) into traveling with us to the Panama Canal. The first two days at sea..."Read More
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Railfan41190

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Carnival Miracle Still needs work out of Dry Dock

Review for Carnival Miracle to Panama Canal & Central America

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Kiro

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 from the funnel each and every day and these oil drops were landing on us, destroying our clothes, and not able to sit out without enjoying a daily spray of oil. Our room Stewart was ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Rough time as pandemic breaks out in the world

Review for Island Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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catmommy7

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I have traveled extensively. We were excited that this cruise was to take us to multiple ports and did not repeat any that we've visited before. Further, we've cruised with Princess before and felt comfortable with the cruise line. Embarkation was fairly smooth. We got on the ship, found our cabin as expected (although we were disappointed that our view was obstructed), and ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

3 Helpful Votes


Chlorophyll more like borophyll

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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SCOOTERNINJA

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Because I am generally a really positive person that tries to see the good in everything, I will start off with that. Edward the cabin steward was fantastic and just a great guy. He genuinely cared and worked hard. The food was generally pretty good in the dining room and the dining room staff was fun to interact with and they worked hard. Although - it makes no sense how we can be travelling ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

1 Helpful Vote


Great expectations-awful reality

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Dr. BobW

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Starting at embarkation sitting in an overcrowded hall for the better part of 3 hours - we were not off to a good start! No credible explanation from Princess; no bother to greet the arriving pxs when they finally made it on board. Balcony stateroom was okay but was very shocked to find torn sheets and stained pillowcases on the bed (replaced 2 days later). Room steward was great as were a few ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Going thrugh the canal.

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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nmason

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I won't use Princess again. Always trouble with time lines including being crammed into a room before embarkation. 3 of 5 tenders were down for Panama excursions which left little time on land, 7:30 am early disembarkation turned into 8:00am. Food in MDR started out fine but got worse - poor cuts of meat. We were told to get our outgoing mail in by a certain time each port. Problem? They ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Do they know it’s Christmas

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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cruiseaholic10

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This is not the company that we knew, our previous cruise was 5 years prior to this and we have 16 Princess cruises to measure this disaster against, We chose the cruise which was over Christmas and New Year going through the Panama Canal. Embarkation took over 2 hours , we stood outside in a line with no refreshment , check in was tedious. Christmas decorations were minimalistic with ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


Unsatisfied.

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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gimpy35

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Desired a short cruise over the Christmas season. However we chose a large ship with a large passenger capacity and the ship was completely full. Tours were poorly organized. Tenders were not all in working order. Missed our tour of Panama City due to lack of maintenance of tenders and disorganization of moving people off ship to get to shore. Complete power failure on one occasion - very ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Oceanview

1 Helpful Vote


Lousy cruise

Review for Vision of the Seas to Panama Canal & Central America

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Manymice

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I'm loyal to Royal and wanted to do a Panama Canal cruise. I have been on about 40 cruises with Royal and this was by far the worst cruise I've been on. 1) Embarkation was delayed due to an unknown issue and the communication was non existent. The disembarkation from the ship was fine but waiting for an hour for our luggage to arrive at the airport was frustration 2) The ship is old but in ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

2 Helpful Votes


The ship was nice, but the shore excursion process was painful

Review for Norwegian Star to Panama Canal & Central America

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MIT72

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal and had been to most of the Mexican ports that would be covered by a cruise starting or ending in California. We were particularly interested in the Colombian ports, which were cancelled two weeks before our sailing date and NCL would refused to let us cancel and get our money refunded. Supposedly the ship had "mechanical ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with disabled person

24 Helpful Votes


A cluster from start to finish.

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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TDG2019

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I had planned to take this cruise for years but she passed away in 2015 and only recently was I able to find my cruise mate and best friend. We had planned this for about six months, maybe with too high of hopes. From the time we arrived at he ship it began; an extremely long wait with no place to sit down and virtually impossible to get to a rest room, a major issue with people 68 ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


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