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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America
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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..."Read More
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bigdaddy930

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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Great vacation through Panama Canal

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KarenM70

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

There was a glitch getting on the ship, which caused us to not start off the best, we waited in line outside the ship for hours & were never told why we were not allowed to board, and then once inside, more long lines- we heard it was a computer problem. Once we were onboard, they gave us temporary room cards, which meant we had to find the room steward every time we wanted to get into our room, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Wonderful Cruise after boarding insanity.

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Bwmills54

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 boarding for 2-3 hours. Area was packed. No food or drink offered. Toilet facilities were out in the parking lot. Very uncomfortable. Once we boarded things went exceedingly ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure

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Dee4990

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Traditional early dining at 5:15 in the Botticelli - it was great - very attentive staff. We also ate at SHARE (excellent) and Planks (Good). Pools were good but crowded, Movies under the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Chlorophyll more like borophyll

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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


Don't Know About Everyone Else, but I had a Blast

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flour

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

This cruise was a family one over the holidays to mark the Panama Canal transit off my Grandmother's bucket list. We traveled in a party of eight with my mom, grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousin, brother, and sister-in-law. I consider this to be my first cruise since the last one I was on I was 18 months old. There were a few hiccups along the way but overall I had an absolute blast. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


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

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marygvancott

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 incredibly knowledgeable man held several presentations, sharing slides that helped us understand the history and construction of the canal far better than we ever expected. Next to ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

13 Helpful Votes


Amazing cruise through the Panama Canal!

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ScottG

2-5 Cruises

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 about the cruise. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Our last 2 cruises were on RCL and the staff on those ships treated ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean Cruise

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greymom3

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted to experience the Panama Canal and go somewhere warm in January so we booked this cruise and had a fabulous time. We arrived in sunny Fort Lauderdale and stayed at the Marriott North for a couple of days Pre-Cruise. It is a nice Marriott and a good price since it isn’t on the beach. We took Uber to the port and it was very easy. We arrived at 11:30 and we were boarding soon after. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

3 Helpful Votes


Great expectations-awful reality

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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


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

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hverne

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 overhaul. Buffet was a mystery, only about half the dishes had signs, about 10% had the wrong signs. Some tables did not even have salt and pepper shakers. Ice machine in one side was down ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

67 Helpful Votes


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