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Panama Canal & Central America Singles Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
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878

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498

Poor

293

Terrible

127

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127 Panama Canal & Central America Singles Cruises Cruise Reviews


Victoria Riddle avatar

Victoria Riddle

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

We demand a 100% refund! Worst cruise possible! Princess knew before we sailed!!

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I gave this cruise a rating of terrible because there was no lower rating to choose. Because I worked 42yrs in an industry that did not allow for the number of days away needed this was our first opportunity to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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alwaysonaship

1 Review Written

49 Helpful Votes

We Jumped Ship In Cabo!

After 55 cruises, the Crystal Serenity was such a unsatisfactory cruise, we made arrangements to get off the ship in Cabo San Lucas and fly home. Yes we left. This was the first leg of the world cruise and we found ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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hverne

4 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Xmas/NewYears Panama Canal, 2019 - Great Deal but worst cruise ever on Princess

Was offered a deal at 1/4 of original price! Ship was fully booked. Worst Food/Service/Entertainment of any Princess cruise I have ever sailed. Ships staff were poorly trained. Ship badly needs a complete ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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drocky41

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Is it really a Princess Cruise Ship

I went on the cruise with 5 friends. Things were not up to Princess Standards. The room movie movies were all very old flicks, Nothing recent. There was no Zumba class. No instructor. They could have found a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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GmaGpa T

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not Safe, Never Again

We chose Princess because we had never taken this line before and we wanted to take the family to Alaska this summer and had to check the line out. Embarkation was a couple of hours late with no explanation. Our ...
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Sail Date December 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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navygrainger

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

FAIL!!!

The only the enjoyable thing on this cruise were the fellow passengers. Staff: Unless they were working for extra tips at the bar or trying to sell you something, they looked and acted miserable. Some ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Ribob21

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overall bad experience.

Crew is not friendly at all, food was terrible. Very little entertainment, unless all you want to do is play bingo. Was my first and last cruise on Princess. They charge you for everything. The sanctuary, which ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bob Sib

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A cruise ship that should be on DRY DOCK; THE CRUISE FROM HELL

My wife and I thought Holland America was a step above and tried the Panama cruise. First the ship is in disrepair ie: broken windows, window seal deteriorated causing windows to fog in main dining room, burnt out ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Perish2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Star - Worst food ever!

We wanted to go to the Panama Canal and the time of year worked best for both my husband and I. We also thought we'd try a different cruise line (we were very sorry we did). We were on a 14-day NCL Star cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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sheneg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst experience that my family and I have ever had

I have sailed with NCL twice before and each time we have had minor issues but this time it was a total nightmare. Service was well below sufficient, staff was incredibly rude, 2 out of the 11 nights we were awoken ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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pauldarleen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor service (stateroom was great), sold out excursions, Charge now for steaks

Choose cruise because Panama Canal was a bucket list. The ship getting on and off was rather easy, The evening shows was not the quality we are used to with Royal Caribbean. The afternoon filler entertainment was ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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melody00536

7 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

If you're under 85 years old, don't board that ship

There is practically nothing to do on that ship. One good show in 14 days, boring violin music (sometimes) most of the time no music at all. Decent music on pool deck but all chairs reserved so no place to sit. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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TerreDaly

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not the best trip

We choose this for the Panama Canal. It was fine. The two shore excursions were good. We especially like the Discovery, Meet the sloths tour. The room steward was great, best part of the cruise. The trivia was good. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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GKGKeri

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Coral Princess needs an overhaul...STAT!

We chose this cruise to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I loved the itinerary, but wish we would have chosen other staterooms on a different deck. Overall the ship needs overhauled. Quite ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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AlansFantasyland

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Prison of the Seas

This was my first cruise ever and I came in completely optimistic, but it was an absolute disaster. From the first moment I entered this ship, you are greeted with this musty smell of this aging ship. The smell ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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gail047

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Tired Ship

Chose this cruise for the itinerary only. Ship was only superficially clean, poor maintenance overall. We had a balcony cabin and could see rust on the davit that held an emergency boat , worried that it would not ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jooled

1 Review Written

Absolute Shambles

Ship very tired & not maintained. Query had it missed it’s turn in dry dock? Food warm, but not hot unless we paid for speciality restaurants where food cooked to order & meal chouces extremely repetative. Staff ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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carolheidi

1 Review Written

Take an extra plate for the throw away of uneatable food.

New destinations were the best part, through the panama and all the stops. The ship was very smooth. Most of the outside entertainment was superb. The food was so bad, and the deserts looked wonderful, and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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BOONCL

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beware of NCL !!

Just spent a small fortune on a long ago planned trip of a lifetime through the Panama Canal. The ship was undergoing major work during the trip with many areas closed for the entire duration with some rolling ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Ozcruiser28

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A cruise that NCL should be ashamed to put passengers on

We were looking forward to the cruise from Miami to Los Angeles as a luxurious couple of weeks visiting some exotic ports in Central America as well as going through the Panama Canal. Boarding was relatively ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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JOxford

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise construction chaos

We thought the destinations looked terrific on this cruise and it would have been wonderful, were it not for the construction work beautifying the ship throughout the two week cruise. Jackhammers, sanding, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Pzurcher

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Health hazard on board

While service and food was great, the ship was under renovation while we were at sea. Sanding dust and paint fumes bothered the passengers. We NEVER had full use of the ship. Large sections were cordoned off. One ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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HarleyR

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Undisclosed renovation puts passengers health at risk.

#NCL We are a group of 4 couples from Prince Edward Island, Canada who each booked the March 2018 Panama Canal cruise on the Norwegian Sun. We made our reservations through our trusted travel agent in October 2017. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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dannijj

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Hazardous materials and chemicals cruise

We choose this cruise as the ship was supposed to have been refurbished in 2016 and we thought it would be like a new ship. After we boarded we found a letter from Norwegian Cruise Line that there were going to be a ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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