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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

Cruise type

46 Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Victoria Riddle avatar

Victoria Riddle

1 Review Written

16 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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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


hverne avatar

hverne

4 Reviews Written

67 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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drocky41

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Is it really a Princess Cruise Ship

I went on the cruise with 5 friends. Things were not up to Princess Standards. The room movie movies were all very old flicks, Nothing recent. There was no Zumba class. No instructor. They could have found a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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GmaGpa T

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not Safe, Never Again

We chose Princess because we had never taken this line before and we wanted to take the family to Alaska this summer and had to check the line out. Embarkation was a couple of hours late with no explanation. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ribob21

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overall bad experience.

Crew is not friendly at all, food was terrible. Very little entertainment, unless all you want to do is play bingo. Was my first and last cruise on Princess. They charge you for everything. The sanctuary, which ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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pauldarleen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor service (stateroom was great), sold out excursions, Charge now for steaks

Choose cruise because Panama Canal was a bucket list. The ship getting on and off was rather easy, The evening shows was not the quality we are used to with Royal Caribbean. The afternoon filler entertainment was ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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TerreDaly

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not the best trip

We choose this for the Panama Canal. It was fine. The two shore excursions were good. We especially like the Discovery, Meet the sloths tour. The room steward was great, best part of the cruise. The trivia was good. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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frimpter

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Princess in Dire Need of Maintenance

Took Caribbean Princess on Jan 2, 2018 Panama Canal Cruise. 5th cruise on Princess, 9th overall. Everything as expected except condition of ship. Expected better as ship was 8 million revitalization in 2017. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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GKGKeri

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Coral Princess needs an overhaul...STAT!

We chose this cruise to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I loved the itinerary, but wish we would have chosen other staterooms on a different deck. Overall the ship needs overhauled. Quite ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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plentyofcruses

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Waste of time/money

1st time sailing with Princess, and it is the last. They said we were the inaugural sailing with the medallions, which in my opinion are a bother and did not work well - AT ALL. Ours broke mid-cruise and they asked ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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fairmont924

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise we have ever experienced

The ship has been refurbished and the buffet has been cut down to a third of standard because Princess has two (2) new specialty restaurants (of course additional fee). The buffet has a picnic theme, subs and ready ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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stancorker

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Old, small cabin and poor service

We loved going through the Panama Canal. Unfortunately, our cruise got off to a bad start by not getting a cabin assignment until two days before departure, so we were already stressed about whether we would even ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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tbach79

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The first cruise I couldn't wait to disembark

This is my first cruise critic review and it is negative. I have had plenty of wonderful vacations on the sea but never choose to share, I should have, now knowing what a bad experience feels like. My girlfriends ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Billyboy29

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed.

My husband and I sailed on the Caribbean Princess Nov. 20th. thru the 30th. We did the Panama Canal. The ship was beautiful along with our room and the ports of call were amazing. This was our fifth time cruising ...
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Sail Date November 2017


patrickd314 avatar

patrickd314

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice Itinerary, Terrible On Board Experience

Looking for a relaxing two weeks to help hasten my wife's recovery following her recent major cancer surgery, we decided to spring for a suite, looking forward to a tub and a chaise, as promised to suite passengers ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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LaurieD

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Island Princess Beware PR727

After 11 cruises on Princess, we sadly found there is no loyalty. We let them select our suite on an April 19 voyage. I was coming off major surgery and looking for a quiet, restful way to recovery. We open our ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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briangdg

3 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Greed Ruins a Great Ship

My partner and I just completed a ten-day cruise, aboard the Island Princess, March 30 to April 9 round trip from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and Southern Caribbean The Problems with the Design of the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Champagne Taste

9 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Not Impressed with Island Princess

I sailed on the Island Princess prior to the latest renovations and found no improvements benefitting passengers. More cabins were added reducing common space area. The gym is now is a small room with no windows. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


flowery avatar

flowery

7 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Golden Corral of the Seas

There were some good and bad aspects to this cruise. Here are the bad points: Terrible food- worst we have experienced on any cruise line. I had read previously about the poor pastries on Princess -none of which ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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adjjac

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Awful Island Princess

The ship was a mess. The front desk staff, particularly one man, was combative, argumentative and rude. I asked to buy two stamps on the 3rd day of the cruise and he told me they didn't have any because they had ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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greffeg

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Tired and Retired

Wanted to see Panama Canal. Was more concerned with the itinerary than the ship. Would not go again with Coral Princess. Big mistake. Noticeable repairs required to the ship during cruise. The pool was closed ...
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Sail Date February 2015


auscple avatar

auscple

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

BEWARE, This Ship caters for the very Elderly.

We thought we done a lot of research before choosing our cruise and travelling from Sydney Australia with my Adult sons and their partners to Houston Texas. Well were we wrong!!!! Before I criticise this ship I ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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yesiammike

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Lousy Service and Food

This was the absolute worst cruise ship we have ever been on and we've taken ten cruises, never with Princess. I can promise you we will never cruise with Princess again after this horrid experience. I will break ...
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Sail Date March 2016


seasickTim avatar

seasickTim

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Anytime dining that was a joke, along with the cabin shower.

As a bucket list item the panama canal was at the top. Sorry to say this cruise will be remembered more than the canal, not in a good way. Having cruised multiple times on Norwegian, we liked this itinerary so we ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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