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Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
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209 Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


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fsroadmgr

2 Reviews Written

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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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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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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


ilikenola avatar

ilikenola

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise from San Francisco to Ft. Lauderdale

Hello all, I took a bit of time to settle back from our cruise to fully digest all the activity. Positive Points: - Our cabin steward, Kurt was fantastic. We had an issue of me leaving dirty dishes ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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markgrondahl

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

My First Cruise with Princess - the Panama Canal

Sailing through the Panama Canal was checked off my bucket list. We selected this cruise through a local travel agent (not our regular agency) because of the itinerary and the deal. We got a mid-ship, port side ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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vtvbob

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in Princess

Chose this cruise for the Itinerary, Panama Canal. Wait staff and cabin steward was excellent, as usual on Princess. While the production shows were good they were repeated multiple nights. Was supposed ...
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Sail Date November 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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gordotx

2 Reviews Written

Long cruise with few highlights

This was our 20th cruise and 7th on Princess, so we are familiar with all things Princess. We chose this itinerary because we like San Francisco and wanted the stops in different countries before and after the ...
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Sail Date November 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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lolork

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nursing Home at Sea

This was my first cruise and I was really looking forward to enjoying the trip with my grandparents. Overall I had a good time with my family but I was pretty disappointed in the whole experience. The majority of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


bardane avatar

bardane

1 Review Written

Needs work

I choose this cruise to see Central America and the Panama Canal. The ports were very good, but Huatulco Nicaragua, the Canal experience and Guatemala were the highlights for me. The tours in these locations were ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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socrrefsailor

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not Princess we are accustomed to

Chose itinerary for Panama Canal but too many other ports require tenders. No international cafe. New meal schedule of 7:30 dining hard to get adjusted to. All suites have tubs but grout not maintained and required ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Natslive

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

The good, bad, and ugly

We chose this cruise for the full Panama Canal transit. We were on board for the first 15 days from LA to Ft. Lauderdale. The ports visited were Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco Mexico, San Juan Del Sir Nicaragua, Costa ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cudatang

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best place Ocho Rios find a pvt taxi to take you where you want to go.

I chose this cruise because I had heard they were a notch over Royal Carribbean. The Island Princess is an older ship. No wow factor. A lot of elderly people some in wheelchairs and walkers. Activities were few. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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k230bok

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Food for thought

We chose this cruise to see the Panama Canal, which was great in itself, so you could say the objective was met. I do have to say though that the excursions were not always as good as the write up, a lot of money ...
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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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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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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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AllenT

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise and did not meet expectations

I chose this cruise (my first) based on itinerary to a partial passage of the Panama Canal and chose Princess on its reputation for good food and levels of service. The itinerary to visit Columbia, Panama and Costa ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Marsha.willett

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

10 Day Panama Canal Cruise

Wanted to see the new Panama Canal. Entertainment was good. Many options during the day and evenings. The food was good in the Resturant but service was very slow. Anytime dining was not managed well. Long ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Arnold1234 avatar

Arnold1234

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Choose for Panama Canal experience. Like watching paint dry, lol. OK, it was interesting but I got bored standing around waiting to go through the locks so I went back and watched it on the cabin TV. Good - ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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LUAUBOUND

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Embarkation Fiasco

We fly yearly from the east coast to San Francisco to visit family and friends so we thought sailing there through the old locks of the Panama Canal and see places we had never been before was a great way to go. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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rpanko

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worn Ship

Wanted the Panama Canal experience. I would caution you on taking the Island Princess. Ship did have a break out of a virus that caused some concerns . I do not think people took washing hands before eating ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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don731

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, disappointing ship.

Chose Princess for the full canal transit. The ship arrived late in Ft. Lauderdale late from drydock in Freeport, with many items not completed. Boarding was hours late. Items such as carpet replacement ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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