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

Princess
Ship
Panama Canal & Central America
Departure Port

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Excellent

61

Very Good

45

Average

35

Poor

16

Terrible

7

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


marygvancott avatar

marygvancott

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

A Panama Canal cruise should be on everyone's bucket list!

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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


arizgirl avatar

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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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


Kinz42 avatar

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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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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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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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


BG Oz avatar

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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Dee2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Through Passage, Dec 2018

Had a great time. Some highlights and lowlights. Highlights: main dining room staff was great. Highlights Matre' d was very responsive to first night request for a table for 2. The line for requesting ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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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99Cruiser

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Partial Transit

We landed in Fort Lauderdale early and was at the port by 9:00AM and figured we would have a long delay prior to check in. We were wrong and they began the check in process around 10AM and we had our key cards in ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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kllychpmn

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Well done but not perfect

Well I think they did a nice job for the most part on this sailing ,The company was forced to exchange Ensinada mexico for Nicaragua due to election violence, but its hard to blame them for wanting to keep us safe . ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Elfa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our first Princess cruise but "probably" not our last

We chose this cruise primarily as it fitted in with our daughters school holiday dates and we wanted to do a cruise to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The itinary suited us perfectly as we love cruising the ...
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Sail Date April 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


wickers avatar

wickers

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful experience

We chose this ship for the Itinerary of the Panama Canal. We enjoyed our tours in The Caymans and Costa Rica but the Panama Canal was interesting but the rest of the tour was rather long. Colombian tour was too ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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2dogs4cats

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time on a Princess cruise -- very impressed with one big negative

We chose this cruise because it journeyed to new locations, for us. Plus, the chance to pass through the Panama Canal is a Bucket List experience. We wanted that for our kids, and we needed a relaxing vacation after ...
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Sail Date November 2017


anamari avatar

anamari

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not exactly up to previous Princess standards

We always wanted to do the Panama Canal cruise and we have previously sailed on Princess so when this cruise came up at the right time and price, we jumped on it. We were disappointed with the condition of the ship ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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KonaCruisers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Second Time on the Island

We were on this ship approximately 2 years ago on a Panama cruise. We vowed at that time to return when the "BIG" locks were complete.As on the first cruise the crew were absolutely great. As for the ship... On the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Fzzlove

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Ship needs updated, and crew needs energized

The ship was outdated, small, and smelled like mildew in several locations (most notably the elevators towards ship's aft and the hallways. The crew, while helpful, was not anywhere near as energetic and engaging ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Sutee

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

GREAT CRUISE!

My husband and I booked this cruise last minute and had a wonderful time. The 2 day canal experience was great and informative. I was disappointed that we changed stops from Aruba to Grand Cayman.....but it was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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#1survivorfan

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal trip

We have always wanted to cruise through the Panama Canal. When the time and opportunity came up, we booked it. Going through the canal was spectacular...a once in a lifetime experience. To think that this was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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ironcowboy22

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Ever!

This was out first cruise. We were a family of 4 with two balcony rooms side by side on the Aloha deck. This was great for us as we were just below the pool deck, teen club and Horizons food court. The cabins were ...
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Sail Date March 2016


tbcollector avatar

tbcollector

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, Nightmare Shore Excursion!

The ship was very nice and clean. Embarkation was smooth and we were on the ship quickly. Our suite was beautiful, clean, great location, wonderful room steward, and quiet (D420). The public areas were very nice, ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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tamzin

1 Review Written

Panama Canal: Worth the Trip

Was travelling with a family group, my husband, senior citizen dad and my sister and her daughter. There were more than enough activities on board to keep all of us happy and occupied. Overall a great cruise and ...
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Sail Date January 2016


evalwarner avatar

evalwarner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Ship

Enjoyed our time on the ship. Panama Canal full transit is a must do except the 8 "at sea" days are too many. Staff for the most part were excellent. Most of the entertainment was very good. There were a couple of ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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