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

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Panama Canal & Central America
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61 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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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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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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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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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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chilled57

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the date, we wanted to be away at New Year. After reading some negative reviews I was a little worried but I didn't need to be. Embarkation was smooth and we ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Julia Ross

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

I didn’t know what a vacation was until we sailed on the Pacific Princess

My Mom booked it for our birthdays. Here is what you should know about this ship and her crew: everything is clean all the time. Dining was super fantastic, delicious. My husband took the tour of the galleys and he ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Oopin52941

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Bucket List Item, ”The Panama Canal”

We chose this cruise for a fiftieth wedding anniversary present and included our children and spouses. From embarkation to disembarkation the trip was spectacular. The crew, including wait staff, stewards, bar ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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seahorse42

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise with changes

Cruised with 2 other best friend couples. Itinerary of Ports changed as Nicaragua had protests. Ensenada, MX was replacement port. Island Princess current layout with no aft night club/lounge makes not enough venues ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Rudy888

8 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise on a Great Ship

I found this smaller ship to be just great. An older ship but well maintained. Lots of space and entertainment areas throughout the ship. Food in the dining room was very good. I have had better. Didn't eat at the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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dckmusic

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Didn't want to leave

My Mom really wanted to do a Panama Canal cruise as her last big holiday. She turned 80 this past year, so I thought we should do this before her health takes a turn for the worse. She enjoyed this so much, I ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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uscdrm

7 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Relaxing holiday cruise through Panama Canal

We had taken a Princess cruise 18 years before that started in Florida, went through the canal to the lake and back to Florida again. This time we wanted to do a full transit and take our son and daughter-in-law ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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millsman6

1 Review Written

The cruise was exactly what we signed up for.

This cruise was our eleventh with the Princess Line and Princess is still our first choice. The reason that we were really thrilled about doing this one was due to the Panama Canal portion, which was exceptional in ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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whosbob

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising The Panama Canal

Had always wanted to do a panama canal passing, saw this itenary and decided to go for it glad i did cruise was all i expected and then some, food was excellent and plentiful, entertainment was good as well, ports ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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AliciaUNO

1 Review Written

Cruising the Panama Canal was very interesting.

I enjoyed the fellowship of many Faith believing Christians on this cruise. Traveling alone they welcomed me into their group which made the trip extremely enjoyable. I was very impressed with the Sunday Services ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Vinolady1

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Loved this ship

I loved the size of this ship. Yes, it's a little older, but the minor issues were not enough to make a difference. One of the issues was not with the ship, but with Princess. Anytime dining, is not really ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Tchforlang

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Island Princess - 15 Day - Full Transit - April/May 2017

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, in particular, the full transit of the Panama Canal, as well as the other stops. By far, the Panama Canal transit was the highlight of the trip. Make sure you get up ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Sherwolfe

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Terrific Panama Cruise

Did the 15 day Panama from L.A. to Ft. Lauderdale. We sailed with a group of 19 friends and totally enjoyed this cruise. While the ports were alright, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Cartagena, and Grand Cayman. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Brian1951

3 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Best All Around Cruise Ever

We sailed on the Coral Princess for the partial Panama transit from January 17 to 27, 2017. This was our twelfth cruise and our ninth with Princess. Having encountered a poor all around experience on the Star ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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DavidB5

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

We were very happy with our Panama Canal Cruise on Island Princess!!

We chose this cruise because it fit within our budget and timing. We have sailed Princess before and we have been satisfied with the experience. Embarkation in Los Angeles went smoothly. From the time we were ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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yellowjacket_cruiser

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Christmas Cruise

3 generations of our family travelled together on the Coral Princess for Christmas, Grandparents (70s), Parents (50s) and kids (20s). We have been travelling on cruises all together for the past 15 years and have ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Jphn38

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Had a wonderful Christmastime cruise. The ship was beautifully decorated.

We have been on several Canal Cruises around the holidays before and once we had sailed on the Coral Princes which been beautifully and traditionally decorated for the Christmas Season, lots of Red and Green. Have ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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EmsMom

8 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

We usually cruise a few times a year but not with Princess because of the itineraries. We wanted to take our family on a Panama Canal cruise for our anniversary which is why we chose this particular cruise. We ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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cnidey

2 Reviews Written

GOOD CRUISE

I have to walk with a walker, The people that helped me with the wheelchair took very good care of me . The only thing that went wrong is getting on the ship. I got out of the bus and the wheelchair and was taken ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Girl7Seas

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal on the Island Princess

We enjoyed our cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to LA, CA on the Island Princess. All personnel on the ship were extremely friendly and helpful. This is our 5th cruise on a Princess liner and the staffs of all were ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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