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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

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405

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209

Poor

108

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108 Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


catmommy7 avatar

catmommy7

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rough time as pandemic breaks out in the world

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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


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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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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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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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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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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


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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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gimpy35

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Unsatisfied.

Desired a short cruise over the Christmas season. However we chose a large ship with a large passenger capacity and the ship was completely full. Tours were poorly organized. Tenders were not all in working ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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TDG2019

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A cluster from start to finish.

My wife and I had planned to take this cruise for years but she passed away in 2015 and only recently was I able to find my cruise mate and best friend. We had planned this for about six months, maybe with too high ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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joe blow123456789

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

So much for ROMANCE

We had good experiences with Princes before, not this time. What can I say, fire alarm in the cabin going off every time we took a shower, the phone ringing 20 times afterwards telling us, then people at our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Bleah

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Quality has dropped bring your own straw

We chose this cruise as seeing the Canal was on our bucket list and we liked leaving and returning to the pacific Coast as we hate long flights. Getting into the terminal was a long process as another ship was also ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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mrbronson

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old & Worn-out

We truly enjoyed our cruise. That being said, Island Princess is OLD and tired. We do enjoy the smaller ships, but in the future because how Princess manages these smaller ships and offers lesser quality food, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


calvin08 avatar

calvin08

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This ship needs attention

The cleanliness and quality of furnishings needs serious help. I have cruised with Princess 6 previous times and have never had a ship or staff like this. It was as if no one cared from the company to the staff. I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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WalterP2020

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Poor - Emerald Panama cruise - everyone is STILL talking about it :(

As you will read from many other reviewers; this was "the worse" Princess cruise I have been on -- and I have been on many, many Princess cruises. Something was terribly wrong with 50% of the interactions on this ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Michael Sunde

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This was the cruise from Hell!

We chose this cruise because it was going through the Panama Canal. But as you very well know, it sailed right after an abbreviated cruise because of a infecting virus. And yes 3 days into the cruise, my wife got ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Cruising person

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not a smoker friendly ship

Entertainment was terrible. Movies were for teenagers. Activities were for 3 year olds. Cabins are clean. Couldn’t get off in Nicaragua because of wind. Smoking area on 15 is uncovered, and I got hit 3 times with ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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robtruman

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Activities and lounge music were very disappointing.

This was one of the worst Princess cruises I have ever been on. The music in the lounges was old and tired and lacked any type of variety, the onboard activities were sad, to say the least. Princess really needs to ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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DDCruiseFL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Disappointment

In 2015, Princess refit this boat and added space for about 300 more people by shrinking the cabins. Staff was leaned. Restaurants were not expanded. Cabins were shrunk. The results we experienced were as ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Gslybacon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Yawn, a floating retirement home with excessive norovirus!

This was our first time cruising with Princess and we were disappointed. The food quality was poor, the on board activities limited, we had to skip a port due to high winds and then parts of the ship were closed due ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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GFL

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Coral Princess unprepared for passengers following ten (10) day dry dock

We chose this cruise because we had heard great things about the Princess Cruise Line and Princess' Panama Canal Cruise. This was our first time on Princess Cruise Line and we were shocked and dismayed at the Coral ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Top Down avatar

Top Down

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Their ads say, “Come Back New.” The reality was, “Come Back Annoyed.”

Our cruise on the Island Princess should have been terrific. After all, we were visiting some interesting Caribbean and Central American ports, and going into the Panama Canal (a bucket list trip). But the cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Coug avatar

Coug

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very disappointed

This was our 8th Princess cruise and it will be our last. The ship was not ready for passengers. The pool was closed the first 2 days while it was being painted. Many public bathrooms were closed the first few days ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ronnaab01

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sorriest Cruise Ever

Only ship doing full Panama Canal transit at time of the booking. May be the first person to loose weight on a cruise ship Ship just came out of dry dock. Suppose to be in Ft Lauderdale night before cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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MonaD816

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

So disappointed

The service was poor, the meals were nothing to write home about, but our cabin and the ports were great. Also great was Doug Funk, one of the entertainers. He’s so funny. We’ve seen him on other Princess ...
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Sail Date January 2019


cbecker01 avatar

cbecker01

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointment galore!

My husband and I chose Princess because they had come so highly rated. In the past, we had cruised using other cruise lines and had wonderful experiences. We were really excited about going on a Princess ship ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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