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


marinelife2 avatar

marinelife2

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dec 3 Panama Canal Cruise *Pros & *Cons

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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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Mjcv

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bucket list and 50th Wedding anniversary cruise

We were suppose to do this cruise last year for our 50 th wedding anniversary. But my husband had to have surgery so we celebrated one year later. Wonderful cruise. We enjoyed our itinerary very much. We ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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wudmeister

1 Review Written

A fun cruise with a few minor bumps

I chose this cruise because I was helping my parents with their travels. Both are mobility challenged and I go along to assist them. A small, but great ship and the remodel was amazing. I'd like to see some ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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harleyowner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise to Panama Canal (retirement cruise)

Of the other cruises we have been on Princess is the best . The attention to a lactose free diet were greatly honored. The food was excellent. But the bar orders placed at the dinning room were almost a joke. They ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Geraldfreedman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because of destinations. Unfortunately we did not go to Cayman Isl. Because of rough seas.the entertainment on this ship was exceptional! My wife and I have done 39 cruises and I have never seen ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Morahan

2 Reviews Written

Relaxing Cruise to Panamá Canal

Departure hour was delayed because a Norovirus outbreak in the last cruise. They had to clean the ship. Delayed was just a few hours and did not impact schedule at all. During the first days we had special cleaning ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Joe367 avatar

Joe367

1 Review Written

Cruise the Panama Canal

We chose this cruise to go through the Panama Canal and it ended in San Francisco which is home for us. The ship, Coral Princess, had been in dry dock for 12 days prior to our cruise and the contractors were not ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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lasman

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the new locks at the Panama Canal and also some Caribbean ports. I traveled to Panama in 1985 and experienced the old locks at Miraflores and lived in Panama City for a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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CruisePhotos

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Partial Canal transit on Island Princess was a fun cruise.

This cruise stopped at some ports we had not visited previously and also went into the Panama Canal and back out again. We also left winter behind for ten days and enjoyed the balmy Caribbean weather. Although ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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CruiseMoreAli

1 Review Written

Nice Cruise Overall

1. Food - Poor selection and sometimes cold in the main dining room. Throughout the ship, the food was mostly standard fare. We ate one night at the Sabatini and we were not impressed. The food selection was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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nmpuntonet

2 Reviews Written

Great Itinerary To Explore a Must See Destination

Crossing the Panama Canal was one of our "must see" destinations. While many cruise lines offer this as an option, few offer this in depth voyage from ocean to ocean. We selected this Island Princess cruise because ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Parmaohio

1 Review Written

Interesting

Chose this 20 day due to ports. Most were cancelled ports. They took away Barcelona without telling us or reducing the price the storm caused us to not get what we paid for. Food was ok. Service in dining room was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Hamradiocruiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Coral Princess Panama Canal East/West transit

We chose this cruise because we live in the San Francisco North Bay area and wanted to sail from San Francisco. The Panama Canal has been on our bucket list for sometime and this was the opportunity. The cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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gthornh

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise and wonderful crew

We always wanted to complete a Panama canal cruise. We decided on the full transit because the itinerary had several beautiful stops on both the Caribbean and Pacific side. Except for Aruba we arranged our own ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Edlaredo

9 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary and service. Need some improvements

This was our third cruise on the Caribbean Princess--first since 2017 ship's make-over. The mini-suite was fine, and cabin service ok but not spectacular. Very sMmooth sailing to Columbia, Panama Canal, Costa ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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oldmandick

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

I met Cruise Critic members

I chose this to get away. My embarking in San Pedro was very easy. My habit on cruises is going to the "international café" for morning coffee. After several mornings I met some very lively people who turned out to ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Pwong5194

1 Review Written

Panama Canal was awesome

First time cruising the Panama Canal and it was amazing. Kind of wish I had gone for the full transit but with the partial transit you get a good idea of what it took to build the canal! The food in the ding ng room ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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pointpetre

15 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit

We are retired and doing a canal transit was on our list. The ship will be in dry dock soon and needs significant repairs. For us personally, this was not a major factor. Our balcony room, E-711 was fine. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Circus Riff Raff

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Overall, A Good Trip

We are Princess Platinum, and although we have our issues with the company, we find their ships and staff still a cut above the other in the "reasonable" cruise line pricing sheet group. Cabin: B524; Steward, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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pattionmyway

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ft Lauderdale to LA and back again.

We wanted to do the canal with a balcony this time. It was well worth the money for the balcony. Our room was adequate, I feel more plugs would be helpful because now we are all carrying our "electronics" with us ...
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Sail Date January 2017


AllenO avatar

AllenO

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great way to spend New Year's / WIfe's 60th BD!

My wife's 60th BD loomed large in our planning and we always wanted to go to the Panama Canal so this was a great way to combine the two. On top of that, she was and still is a New Year's Baby so just any old First ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Mary Funston

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal, Cartegena and Costa Rica

Our travel agency recommended your cruise line to us. We brought our own wine and they kept loosing it; insisting that we already drank it, however they eventually found it. We found the 10% surcharge on your ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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vacation-cruiser

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Full Transit Panama Canal Cruise on Island Princess

First let me address the positive points of this cruise. The entertainment was awesome! Of the six cruises we have been on, this one by far had the superior entertainment. The quality of singers, dancers, live ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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ranpalm

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Itinerary

We wanted to see Panama Canal and needed 13 days to become elite, this cruise worked well. All the ports were new to us and the only place we did not like was Cartagena, too many pushy vendors and the heat was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Marcyby

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The staff was exceptional. They handled all issues with a smile and were very professional.

We had a problem with our room location and the staff changed our cabin for us. We had a fabulous dinner in the Bayou Cafe, one of the specialty restaurants the filet mingnon was delicious. The only issue was that ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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