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Panama Canal & Central America Singles Cruises Cruise Reviews

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878 Panama Canal & Central America Singles Cruises Cruise Reviews


klitz avatar

klitz

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal cruise after refurbishment

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The March 5 repositioning was excellent from Miami to the Miracle's new home (we hope) in San Francisco. Although there was some concern about the novel coronavirus, it was the best ship in the world to sail on. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Amy C

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Made the Best of It!

My sister and I chose this cruise because it was stopping at places we had never been to before and we wanted to see the old locks of the Panama Canal. It most definitely will be a cruise we will not forget! I ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Bwmills54

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise after boarding insanity.

The Panama Canal was on our bucket list. Just the week before we set sail the Coronavirus scare began. We chose to go ahead with our plans and are so glad we did. There was a major computer glitch that delayed our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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The Producer

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Food, Service, and Staff - Low Energy Activities

My wife and I just completed a 17-day cruise on February 22 on the Oosterdam from Fort Lauderdale (February 5) to San Diego. The food and service were great. The ship was clean and crisp. The staff was always ...
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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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Gail MG

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

The Oosterdam is one of the older Holland America ships but is attractive, well maintained, and comfortable and has probably the best service, certainly the friendliest service, of any of the Holland America ships ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Osoyoos Tommy

1 Review Written

Carnival Miracle Panama Canal

We loved everything about this cruise....except the comedian(so bad it was embarrassing- many people left halfway through his performance) and the Comedy Club hostess with her squeaky voice and her fake hair flips. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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marygvancott

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A Panama Canal cruise should be on everyone's bucket list!

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wanted to go from Fort Lauderdale FL to Los Angeles CA through the Panama Canal. We were not disappointed. The best part, by far, of this cruise was Bill Fall. This ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Seamore42

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Comfortable Rotterdam

Panama Canal transit in January, just the time to be out of the Northeast. Have been on Rotterdam multiple times. Enjoy the size of ship, the fact that it still has an Explorations Cafe and full Promenade deck, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Binky777

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Christmas & New Years Cruise - Panama Canal transit on the Emerald Princess

Wanted to experience the new locks of the Panama Canal and enjoy some sunshine over the Christmas Season. We have cruised with Princess 5 times previously and agree with other reviewers that the atmosphere is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dawn Poore

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Canal a highlight

This was the seventh cruise for my husband and me, the fourth with Princess. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. We knew the weather would be hot and humid, but were not prepared for how exhausting it would be. (Of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lovinglife19

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Service

We recently returned from a 10-day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Island Princess. There were several things that made this cruise special – a Birthday celebration, getting together with over 38 family ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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merseydave

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas in the Panama Canal

After reading reviews for a few months ahead of our first cruise with Princess, I thought I would post about my personal experience. Island Princess, Christmas in the Panama Canal . A bucket list tick cruise for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lake Powell Guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 day Panama Canal Cruise

The Panama canal has been a bucket list trip for me for years and this one was priced right so I took it. Overall I had a great time. Going through the Panama canal was very well done with Panamanian official on ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lcage50

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just right Caribbean cruise before the holidays

Wanted to fit in a cruise to a warm place before the holidays, the itinerary and length fit the bill. Island Princess is showing its wear in some places (furniture in public places a bit worn) but is still a nice ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jandc46

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nicer than expected Island Princess Panama Canal cruise

Took a Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess over Thanksgiving week. Embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze (used Princess transfers). Despite the small size of the older ship, we were pleasantly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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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Captain Sensible UK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Variable Experience, but good overall

Enjoyed this cruise, but there were some negatives which NCL need to take onboard. Embarkation - we stayed overnight with NCL and got an organised bus to the terminal, which allowed us to skip the long lines ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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bigdaddy930

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess 15 days Panama Canal relaxed vacation mixed review

My wife and I had a very good relaxed vacation. The highlight of this cruise is able to witness the Panama Canal pass through and to see how it operates. It is a once in a lifetime experience. As for Emerald ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Alimck

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Eastbound

Embarkation at San Diego was not a problem, and we were onboard for 12.30 and had nice lunch and a couple of drinks. Got to our room for 1.30 and bags arrived soon after. The ship looked in reasonable condition, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AZcrew

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

AZ crew in the Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because the timing was good, it ended up in LA where we could drive home to Phoenix and we needed 15 days to make Diamond level. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale 2 days ahead hoping to do some ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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laplume

8 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Highlights and Disappointments of the Panama Canal Trip

We just returned from our 10 night Panama Canal cruise on the Island Pacific. Overall, we give the cruise a 4 star rating since 3.5 is not available. First, and most importantly, this itinerary and time of year ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Skupie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Honest review

We just got off the Dawn today. We were in cabin 10706 balcony cabin. It was a great room. Comfortable close to the aft elevators and very quiet. A lot of people said the crew was very unfriendly. We found the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MimiDe

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Panama Canal and a visit to South America and Some Island Countries

We wanted to experience the locks at the Panama Canal,. and to see a part of the world we had never visited. We booked a mini-suite for the first time, and we really enjoyed having the extra space. We had four ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Amdcu93

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Love the ship and staff, food could be better

The ship is wonderful. I love how small and easy to navigate she is compared to her bigger competitors and sisters. Not high-tech, which is fine with me. I'm happy with just music and trivia and silly games and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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