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Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

Princess
Ship
Panama Canal & Central America
Departure Port

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Excellent

546

Very Good

405

Average

209

Poor

108

Terrible

46

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1,321 Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Victoria Riddle avatar

Victoria Riddle

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

We demand a 100% refund! Worst cruise possible! Princess knew before we sailed!!

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I gave this cruise a rating of terrible because there was no lower rating to choose. Because I worked 42yrs in an industry that did not allow for the number of days away needed this was our first opportunity to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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catmommy7

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rough time as pandemic breaks out in the world

My husband and I have traveled extensively. We were excited that this cruise was to take us to multiple ports and did not repeat any that we've visited before. Further, we've cruised with Princess before and felt ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Amy C avatar

Amy C

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Made the Best of It!

My sister and I chose this cruise because it was stopping at places we had never been to before and we wanted to see the old locks of the Panama Canal. It most definitely will be a cruise we will not forget! I ...
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Sail Date March 2020


KarenM70 avatar

KarenM70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great vacation through Panama Canal

There was a glitch getting on the ship, which caused us to not start off the best, we waited in line outside the ship for hours & were never told why we were not allowed to board, and then once inside, more long ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bwmills54

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise after boarding insanity.

The Panama Canal was on our bucket list. Just the week before we set sail the Coronavirus scare began. We chose to go ahead with our plans and are so glad we did. There was a major computer glitch that delayed our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dee4990

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure

Overall, we recommend both the Emerald Princess and also this itinerary. We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the trip! The Panama Canal is a "must see" for any traveler and Princess does it right! We had ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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psydney1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

The food was very disappointing on this cruise. The dining room food was so bland that we just stopped going halfway through the cruise. I remember the disappointment on everyone's face when one meal in particular ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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fsroadmgr

2 Reviews Written

Can't Connect to iTunes Store

This was our 14th time on Princess and 4th on Caribbean Princess. We took the cruise because we hadn't been to the Panama Canal for several years. Everything met our expectations, except for the implementation of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


CCEB avatar

CCEB

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because we had cruised Princess to Alaska and had a very enjoyable experience. This cruise was slightly different. Our cabin steward was MIA for the 1st 2 days, apparently he was ill, but ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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flour

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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

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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SCOOTERNINJA

1 Review Written

Chlorophyll more like borophyll

Because I am generally a really positive person that tries to see the good in everything, I will start off with that. Edward the cabin steward was fantastic and just a great guy. He genuinely cared and worked ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cruisin63

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal, partial transit

We were excited to view the new locks, which were made for the larger ships. We first went to listen to the excellent lector in the Princess theater, who told us the history of the building of the canal. It was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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


ScottG avatar

ScottG

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise through the Panama Canal!

My wife and I have multiple things to celebrate (35th anniversary, both healthy after medical scares, etc...) and decided that a two week cruise through the Panama Canal was just the ticket. We enjoyed everything ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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greymom3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean Cruise

We wanted to experience the Panama Canal and go somewhere warm in January so we booked this cruise and had a fabulous time. We arrived in sunny Fort Lauderdale and stayed at the Marriott North for a couple of days ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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eggzacklee71

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Bad food in the dining room. Service was not much better!

We chose this cruise to see the new locks of the Panama Canal which we did. We were on the same cruise ship in August and it was very good. New chef, captain, and cruise director made it a poor cruise. Main ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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njjayhawker

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Time and Experience

We were on a group tour from our church. We like the itinerary as we wanted to see the new locks. SHIP: Overall the ship was very nice. All the public areas were well maintained and the people flow was good. ...
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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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Dr. BobW

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great expectations-awful reality

Starting at embarkation sitting in an overcrowded hall for the better part of 3 hours - we were not off to a good start! No credible explanation from Princess; no bother to greet the arriving pxs when they finally ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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josebetzy

7 Reviews Written

24 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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Funkyboy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our first Princess cruise

We chose Princess for the first time mainly for the ports of call. The trip overall was wonderful as far as the stops and the excursions we did, some we booked through the ship and others we chose once we got off at ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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hverne

4 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

Xmas/NewYears Panama Canal, 2019 - Great Deal but worst cruise ever on Princess

Was offered a deal at 1/4 of original price! Ship was fully booked. Worst Food/Service/Entertainment of any Princess cruise I have ever sailed. Ships staff were poorly trained. Ship badly needs a complete ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lifewillnotwait

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Highlight

Interested in the Panama Canal primarily but the whole itinerary was very appealing. We explored our departure city (Fort Lauderdale) before the cruise (1 night). Embarkation and disembarking was a breeze - so well ...
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Sail Date January 2020


nmason avatar

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


cruiseaholic10 avatar

cruiseaholic10

4 Reviews Written

Do they know it’s Christmas

This is not the company that we knew, our previous cruise was 5 years prior to this and we have 16 Princess cruises to measure this disaster against, We chose the cruise which was over Christmas and New Year going ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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