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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

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108

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405 Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Amy C avatar

Amy C

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Made the Best of It!

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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


Bwmills54 avatar

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


Dee4990 avatar

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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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


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njjayhawker

4 Reviews Written

14 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


Binky777 avatar

Binky777

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Christmas & New Years Cruise - Panama Canal transit on the Emerald Princess

Wanted to experience the new locks of the Panama Canal and enjoy some sunshine over the Christmas Season. We have cruised with Princess 5 times previously and agree with other reviewers that the atmosphere is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dawn Poore

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Canal a highlight

This was the seventh cruise for my husband and me, the fourth with Princess. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. We knew the weather would be hot and humid, but were not prepared for how exhausting it would be. (Of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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merseydave

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas in the Panama Canal

After reading reviews for a few months ahead of our first cruise with Princess, I thought I would post about my personal experience. Island Princess, Christmas in the Panama Canal . A bucket list tick cruise for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Lovinglife19 avatar

Lovinglife19

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Service

We recently returned from a 10-day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Island Princess. There were several things that made this cruise special – a Birthday celebration, getting together with over 38 family ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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kushtaka

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My first experience with Medallion was promising!

We selected this cruise because of the destination (i.e., new Panama Canal) and timing (Winter). We have crossed the old Panama Canal in the Coral Princess some time ago. Adding the new Canal excursion to cross to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


arizgirl avatar

arizgirl

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Had a great time

First of all my loyalty level with Princess is Elite so I have sailed with them numerous times. I just retuned from a Dec. 10 - Dec. 20, 2019 cruise on Caribbean Princess. We had a great time. We had two mini ...
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Sail Date December 2019


lcage50 avatar

lcage50

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just right Caribbean cruise before the holidays

Wanted to fit in a cruise to a warm place before the holidays, the itinerary and length fit the bill. Island Princess is showing its wear in some places (furniture in public places a bit worn) but is still a nice ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jandc46

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nicer than expected Island Princess Panama Canal cruise

Took a Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess over Thanksgiving week. Embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze (used Princess transfers). Despite the small size of the older ship, we were pleasantly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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marinelife2

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dec 3 Panama Canal Cruise *Pros & *Cons

Pros: *Excellent service *Lots of fantastic entertainment *Deep swimming pools with chairs kept back. *Real professionally made pizza. *Lido often had quality 5 star food and a good selection. *MDR ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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bigdaddy930

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess 15 days Panama Canal relaxed vacation mixed review

My wife and I had a very good relaxed vacation. The highlight of this cruise is able to witness the Panama Canal pass through and to see how it operates. It is a once in a lifetime experience. As for Emerald ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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laplume

8 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Highlights and Disappointments of the Panama Canal Trip

We just returned from our 10 night Panama Canal cruise on the Island Pacific. Overall, we give the cruise a 4 star rating since 3.5 is not available. First, and most importantly, this itinerary and time of year ...
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Sail Date November 2019


MimiDe avatar

MimiDe

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Panama Canal and a visit to South America and Some Island Countries

We wanted to experience the locks at the Panama Canal,. and to see a part of the world we had never visited. We booked a mini-suite for the first time, and we really enjoyed having the extra space. We had four ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AlwaysThankfulLady

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Smooth Sailing and a great trip

My 3 siblings and spouses, along with my husband and myself, wanted to do a trip together since we live in 3 different states. This one gave us 10 days together, and we really enjoyed it. We got to the port ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Mjcv avatar

Mjcv

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bucket list and 50th Wedding anniversary cruise

We were suppose to do this cruise last year for our 50 th wedding anniversary. But my husband had to have surgery so we celebrated one year later. Wonderful cruise. We enjoyed our itinerary very much. We ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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7960Ken

10 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal is worth the trip

On our 9th cruise with Princess, we were very happy with our Panama Canal transit. While the cruise does take several days to get to the canal and stops in some very questionable ports along the way, it all ends up ...
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Sail Date October 2019


wudmeister avatar

wudmeister

1 Review Written

A fun cruise with a few minor bumps

I chose this cruise because I was helping my parents with their travels. Both are mobility challenged and I go along to assist them. A small, but great ship and the remodel was amazing. I'd like to see some ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Kinz42 avatar

Kinz42

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and crew

The Panama Canal was on our "Bucket List". Aftrr a lot of health challenges, we knew we wanted to do this. We liked the smaller size of the Island Princess. Fewer passengers, not so busy and crowded. We had a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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wishIcouldcruiseforever

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise , great ports but geared to older people

We chose the cruise due to the itinerary and the great deal .The gratuities and on board credit sold us and we wanted to see the canal. We flew in 2 days before the cruise and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Liat avatar

Liat

22 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

Typical Princess decent cruise

Island Princess – Western Caribbean & Panama Canal – October 7 – 17, 2019 Why this cruise? We do not mark Princess as our favorite cruise line, but there were some aspects of this cruise that held an ...
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Sail Date October 2019


sgmdiver avatar

sgmdiver

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Smooth seas for 19 days

Leaving for port on a Sunday made traffic light, until the port. With the Royal Princess there too, the loop was very congested. Once at terminal everything was smooth and we just went through and boarded quickly. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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