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Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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


KarenM70 avatar

KarenM70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great vacation through Panama Canal

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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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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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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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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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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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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


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JK1954

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bucket List Cruise of Panama Canal transit of Gatun Locks

My husband and I have been talking about going to see the Panama Canal since our first cruise to Alaska in 2006. We have finally retired and decided on the Christmas Cruise to the Eastern Carribean and Panama Canal ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cornmand

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful experience on the Island Princess

We wanted the experience of the Panama Canal and also the longer cruise time. We were not disappointed at all. I had read some reviews of this ship that were far from favorable so I was pleasantly surprised by how ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mforkner

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal - Bucket List Item Checked Off!

Have been on Princess before (same ship actually) and liked them and the itinerary was exactly what we were looking for. Considering we were traveling out of country, emabarkation and disembarkation was as well ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Happy Cruiser 1947

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise

We wanted to experience the Panama Canal, but didn't want to go through the ENTIRE lock system. We've been through 68 locks in Europe on our Viking Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise in June of 2016. That was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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luisl65

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Itinerary from LA to Ft Lauderdale

We chose this Itinerary because of the ports of call and the full transit of the Panama Canal and also because of the cruise line and the ship. The Coral Princess is a great ship with more public space per passenger ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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A.M.K.

1 Review Written

Magnificent Panama Canal

Breathtaking Magnificent Panama Canal transit, great service in the dining room by Alexsandra Vrapcevic, fun activities with cruise director Fernando, Lauren Meyer always extending herself Minisuite D314 was ...
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Sail Date October 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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Thosewilsons

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Island Princess is the perfect ship

At somewhere around 90K gross tons, but only as many passengers as some of the smaller ships, we never felt crowded. It was an itinerary focused on the older crowd and younger cruisers and families should take note ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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nmarrrison

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

An Experience!!

My husband has always wanted to do the Panama Canal adventure so upon his retirement, we chose the Panama Canal Cruise. We were told by friends, Princess Cruise Line does this cruise. So, we visited our travel ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cr0886

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

This was a destination we’ve wanted to do for awhile. Being from Alberta, Canada we liked that we started in Ft. Lauderdale and sailed through the canal and finishing in Vancouver, BC. From there it was a very ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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A Pearl

1 Review Written

Panama

Always wanted to see the Panama Canai, and do the full cruise through to Vancouver from Ft Lauderdale. A truly amazing experience! GOING THOUGH THE LOCKS-wow-not sure what i was expecting-but it was a very unique ...
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Sail Date April 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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skip.brandy

8 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

60th anniversary

It was on our bucket list to do the whole of the Panama Canal, Fort Lauderdale:- Embarkation, arrived the day before, and thankful we did, the flight from Toronto to Fort Lauderdale, which should take 5 hours ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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M&Y

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Modified California coast & Panama Canal

We were looking forward to Pacific coast stops but Princess revised the itinerary by four days to allow for additional time in dry dock. Vancouver embarkation was smooth as silk and the three day cruise to Los ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Dan W. avatar

Dan W.

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Full Transit

Cabin with Balcony Dolphin 235. Had been planning this trip for about a year and a half. Was a bit concerned after reading so many negative reviews about the ships adding 150 cabins in 2015 without increasing the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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OCtravelernottourist

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Full Transit Ocean to Ocean

Loved going through old locks on this smaller ship. Doesn’t matter which side of ship you select as one can’t be sure which locks you will go through. As it turned out we had the view of locks on the port side ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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h20Sprite

4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Everything I had hoped for and more

Coral Princess is my kind of ship. The public areas are extensive, comfortable and inviting and there was rarely a crowded feel. We had 8 sea days, and were never bored. Princess had a packed schedule every day ...
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Sail Date April 2019


arkellyfl avatar

arkellyfl

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Everything was (almost) perfect on board the Island Princess

My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal. I had taken this cruise 5 years ago with a friend and I knew my husband would enjoy the itinerary and seeing the Canal. And I knew ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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