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

Princess
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Panama Canal & Central America
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Very Good

45

Average

35

Poor

16

Terrible

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


calicruzer79 avatar

calicruzer79

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

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

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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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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


Aasen avatar

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


Lucy Lucy avatar

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


Toromon avatar

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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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


Yanette avatar

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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Rwm1985

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent service from all staff

Be careful of the upsells. Everything you do comes with an equally priced upsell. 150$ tooth whitening with a 150$ maintenance kit. 300$ to swim with dolphins and a 340$ photo package. Massage? 260$ in creams ...
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Sail Date January 2019


ClareV avatar

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


ShereeC avatar

ShereeC

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Coral Princess needs a total makeover

We choose this cruise for the itinerary. But wish that we had chosen another ship. the Coral Princess seems tired and worn out. The staff was GREAT and really enjoyed the good, clean entertainment. The port of ...
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Sail Date December 2018


mdaccess avatar

mdaccess

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Tad Better Than Norwegian but That's Not a Compliment

Why we chose this Cruise: We selected this journey because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal during the winter time to avoid the cold weather. Our travel agent recommended the Island Princess to facilitate ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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jamessmng

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal from the Atlantic

My wife and I took the Panama Canal cruise in April 2018, 10 days and 5 ports. The good: weather was excellent; cruise staff was courteous and helpful; stateroom well kept; food choices generally excellent, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


dbits avatar

dbits

8 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great holiday getaway

Ship Captain Tuco made the trip. He was very personable and very visible. Stopped to talk to passengers and crew alike. Made sure things were running smoothly, taking pictures of things needing attention or ...
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Sail Date December 2017


cockney15 avatar

cockney15

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A little old for me.

Fancied doing something different and chose this cruise as we have cruised with Princess a fews times to Mexico at Thanksgiving on the Ruby and Crown. The Coral is an old ship and starting to look a bit tired. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


mat105 avatar

mat105

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great food and cabin marred by average shore excursions and missed port of call

We chose this cruise because it visited three paces we especially wanted to see: Cartagena Colombia, Panama Canal and Costa Rica. Unfortunately due to weather related issues in Jamaica, the ship was unable to ...
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Sail Date December 2017


herlinid avatar

herlinid

1 Review Written

Panama Canal cruise

I have cruised with different cruise lines before and this was my first time cruising with Princess. I chose Princess due to the itinerary, right timing for us to go and good price (it was on sale at the time). I ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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MerrittIslandCruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Canal crossing is awesome.

Geriatric Cruise, Average age guessing 70. The Panama Canal crossing was great. Started before dawn though and made for a long day as we went on a excursion immediately after and were stuck in traffic and did not ...
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Sail Date November 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


RettaBug avatar

RettaBug

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not a Happy Cruiser

Very disappointed in my first Princess Cruise. The ship had a sewage smell in many of the hall ways from day one. Very off putting. It was possibly a health hazard as well most of our group ended up with a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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1946cruiser

2 Reviews Written

Island Princess's full transit of Panama Canal

Embarkation was smooth and well organized. The ports we visited were a real eye opener of how third world countries really live. The tours were well organized. Aruba was very interesting, but when they tried to ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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tribdjk

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Celebration of Life Cruise

Our adult, single daughter fought for her life a year ago. After 10 weeks in the hospital and many days recovering at our home, her health has improved significantly. We all needed a way to leave the dark days, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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bbeerbower

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

1st cruise with Princess might be my last if they don't improve their mattresses.

I have cruised with many cruise lines America West, Azamara, Disney, Holland America Mississippi Queen, Princess, Royal Caribbean and have found that the quality of service is about the same on all of them. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Tulena

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Coral Princess: Sewage Barge

My wife and I are Elite cruisers with Princess and, although we've cruised the Panama Canal several times, we wanted to see the new construction. So, we booked a ten day cruise that would allow us to do so. We were ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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billyjey

10 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Overdue a refit; cold shower, entertainment not what it could be.

We have had a trip to the Panama Canal on the list for a long time and as we have sailed with Princess on 4 previous trips decided on the coral princess this year. Travelling from the UK (Glasgow via London) was ...
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Sail Date January 2016


123cwm avatar

123cwm

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Island Princess Not for Children

We enjoyed our cruise but found the Island princess very different from other princess ships. They had a big remodel in May of 2015 and the Youth Center was moved to the interior of the back of the ship. It is ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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