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

Princess
Ship
Panama Canal & Central America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

61

Very Good

45

Average

35

Poor

16

Terrible

7

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

259

Family Cruises

166

Romantic Cruises

135

Entertainment Cruises

98

Cruises for the Disabled

48

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


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flour

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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marygvancott

3 Reviews Written

11 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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calicruzer79

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved the itinerary & the Medallion Technology. But subpar food & entertainment

We loved this itinerary and we were excited to sail on Princess because it has a nice reputation. We loved the Medallion class and the technology and convenience that the ocean medallion offers passengers. The ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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josebetzy

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Returning To Great Cruise Glad We Did.

We wanted to cruise to the Panama Canal. We selected Caribbean Princess because we had cruised with them 6 times before (on this same ship), but had not been aboard since 2012. Living in Orlando, it was a 3 1/2 hour ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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nmason

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Going thrugh the canal.

I won't use Princess again. Always trouble with time lines including being crammed into a room before embarkation. 3 of 5 tenders were down for Panama excursions which left little time on land, 7:30 am early ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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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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arizgirl

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Had a great time

First of all my loyalty level with Princess is Elite so I have sailed with them numerous times. I just retuned from a Dec. 10 - Dec. 20, 2019 cruise on Caribbean Princess. We had a great time. We had two mini ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Aasen

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as promised

Sailing the Panama canal was on my father's bucket list, so we selected this sailing to do it as a family group. We had several people in our party with dietary restrictions that were discussed with the sales rep ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AlwaysThankfulLady

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Smooth Sailing and a great trip

My 3 siblings and spouses, along with my husband and myself, wanted to do a trip together since we live in 3 different states. This one gave us 10 days together, and we really enjoyed it. We got to the port ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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roberteades

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An amazing time on the Island Princess...

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 27th anniversary and my wife wanted to see the Panama Canal. One of the ports took us to Cartagena and it was a beautiful experience. This was our first trip to Columbia and to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kinz42

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and crew

The Panama Canal was on our "Bucket List". Aftrr a lot of health challenges, we knew we wanted to do this. We liked the smaller size of the Island Princess. Fewer passengers, not so busy and crowded. We had a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Lucy Lucy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama

My girlfriend wanted us to go on this cruise with them. I figured it would be a lay back cruise because, face it, young people don’t go to Panama for a grand time. There were a LOT of elderly people on this cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mrbronson

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old & Worn-out

We truly enjoyed our cruise. That being said, Island Princess is OLD and tired. We do enjoy the smaller ships, but in the future because how Princess manages these smaller ships and offers lesser quality food, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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RetireAsACruiseCritic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Transit_Ocean To Ocean

Panama Canal always piqued our interest. My husband and I were definitely in need of a vacation and were on the Princess website one day. This cruise 'jumped out' at us and so we booked it that day, without much ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ZumbaZin

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Transit

This was a cruise I have been wanting to do for a while. This was a Retirement cruise for me and to celebrate my 20th Wedding Anniversary (close to our wedding date). I was very impressed with the Captain and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Michael Sunde

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This was the cruise from Hell!

We chose this cruise because it was going through the Panama Canal. But as you very well know, it sailed right after an abbreviated cruise because of a infecting virus. And yes 3 days into the cruise, my wife got ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Kiliki63

1 Review Written

Christy’s cruising adventure to Panama

The cruise on the Coral Princess from March 17- April 5 2019 was fabulous from the time we started the cruise! The crew, staff, and all aboard made you feel like part of their family! By the second day I think most ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Cruising person

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not a smoker friendly ship

Entertainment was terrible. Movies were for teenagers. Activities were for 3 year olds. Cabins are clean. Couldn’t get off in Nicaragua because of wind. Smoking area on 15 is uncovered, and I got hit 3 times with ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Lizabetsa

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Family Cruise!

-Embarkation was excellent and smooth. We were onboard a little after 11am and only took about 15 minutes from start to finish. Disembarkation was just as smooth, with a slight delay due to a computer glitch with ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Toromon

1 Review Written

Great Entertainment, Great Dining, Overall - Stodgy!

We wanted a winter cruise to warmer climes and a chance to transit the Panama Canal. Pros: -Our Coral Princess cabin was very quiet and comfortable, entirely adequate. The Promenade Deck was a delight, great ...
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Sail Date February 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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ecs66

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Couple of hiccups. Overall very nice vacation.

EMBARKATION: On 2/28/19, only two cruise ships in port, and little traffic. The area was well marked and parking was easy. At Terminal 2 there isn’t a line for Priority boarding for Platinum and Elite from ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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TenneSea

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship that needs some TLC and better TV and internet

10 day Panama Canal. Feb 28 - Mar. 10, 2019 Boarding was good in Ft. Lauderdale. Immediate impression:, cozy, intimate ship. Public areas are small but pretty. Mini suite was spacious. Wow, 2 TVs.... Don't ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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BG Oz

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Panama experience

We have cruised with Princess 4 times. This embarkation was quick and easy. We weren’t early and had no queues or waiting. The mini suite was very comfortable- the bed was wonderful! The dining room food and ...
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Sail Date March 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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