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Princess Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

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Panama Canal & Central America
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Poor

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21 Princess Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America


CCEB avatar

CCEB

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

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We chose this cruise because we had cruised Princess to Alaska and had a very enjoyable experience. This cruise was slightly different. Our cabin steward was MIA for the 1st 2 days, apparently he was ill, but ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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KnA8361

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Island Princess – 10 Day Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Dec 20, 2019

Boarding This was the fastest and smoothest we have ever boarded a ship. From exiting the cab to entering our room took about 30 minute’s total. It was flawless as was disembarkment. Bars/Entertainment We ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Yanette

1 Review Written

Unwelcoming excursions for wheelchairs and unsafe handicap washroom

Unwelcoming excursions for wheelchairs and unsafe, uncomfortable handicap washroom. The excursions was unadaptable, unwelcoming for wheelchairs and all our water excursions was cancel out, without letting you see ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ClareV

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Ship is magnificent except for non-existent stabilizers

We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience going through the Panama Canal. It did not disappoint. We had a mini-suite balcony and were on starboard side and had the best view ever. Our TV was on with ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Rountree

2 Reviews Written

Everything

We had been to Panama many years ago and stood and watched a ship go through, but wanted to have the experience of going through the canal. Checked off our bucket list, so would not do it again. Was disappointed in ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Sharma Tilak

1 Review Written

Sight seeing.

I wanted to see Panama canal locks. My friends were going. Small dining areas. Not enough chairs for the people to sit. Two small pools. Every place seemed crowded. 14th floor was the meeting place. The rear end was ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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benderbk

1 Review Written

Lots of positives - some negatives

We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience the Panama Canal and we like that it was a 10 day cruise. We usually cruise with Royal Caribbean but a similar cruise with them was 14 days and we preferred 10. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Midwest IL cruisers

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not Impressed

We chose this cruise because of the Panama Canal itinerary. We were part of a big group of friends/family. I believe most if not all of us were first timers on Princess. We thought Princess was supposed to be a step ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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auntella

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The best and the not so good!!

Captain Michele Tuvo is the best, the very best!!! He was every where, in the dining rooms, buffet, hallways, atrium, talking to passengers and employees, checking on everyone.....Everywhere. The host of the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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sjlh6250

1 Review Written

Disappoinment

We chose this cruise to travel with friends over holiday and had a great time despite from the fact some in the party got sick! Overall I rated it three because the seafood was the only thing that tasted ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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bruceaa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Cruise November 2017

Great way to see the Panama; the ship, crew, staff, service, entertainment and particularly the evening dinners were outstanding. The exercise equipment, and room was terrible... to crowded, and only 1 working bike ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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duane walsh

1 Review Written

Average to Good

I would have to rate the overall cruise experience as average to good. We really enjoyed the sail through the Canal and the volcano tour in Nicaragua. It’s not everyday one gets to look down the mouth of a real ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Sydney09

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great time, however some improvements/upgrades are needed.

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and this particular cruise line on the recommendation of friends. Embarkation was easy and quick and the staff was pleasant. Anytime dining was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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MissouriMaid1

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ThqEELxwY Here is the utube video of two of the four songs sung by the Princess Pop Choir. This was taken by Thuy, a guest, on her cell phone. We joined the pop choir and ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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etsugrad2000

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

Chose this cruise to revisit the Panama Canal. Itinerary was okay beyond that - too short a stay at a favorite island - Aruba - 7:30 am - noon. Not even enough time to go to one of my favorite beaches - Eagle Beach. ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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FriscoLady

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, mediocre ship

This was our first time on the Island Princess and I think it can best be described as "cozy". While there were many things that I liked about this smaller Princess ship, its lack of space also presented some ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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sc4610

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

The destination ports were delightful, but we had several issues: 1- Our stateroom (Caribbean Princess E104) was loud and noisy. My mother became ill with a "head cold", and was not able to rest as needed. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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GregRoyKelly

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No surprises...wish there was one.

Chose this cruise because of price and itinerary. Always bargains over U.S. Thanksgiving week. Interested in Panama Canal partial transit and Cayman stop on a Sunday-to visit relatives there. First the bad ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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platinumdancer

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average/below average cruise

The service in the dining room was excellent with good menu choices. Try the Curtis Stone pork belly, it’s wonderful! The food and service in the buffet were very sub par. The food was not up tp Princess’s usual ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Marta Weeks

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Dashed expectations

On the good side, the staff or crew was very friendly and courteous. Food was good as well as entertainment. On the bad: 1) the wait to board the cruise was ridiculous 2) once in our room, hours later, we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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campbels

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dated Ship, tired menu

We have done several Caribbean cruises but had never visited the Panama Canal or Costa Rica. Princess is supposed to be a premium brand of Carnival but we were disappointed with the level of service in the dining ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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