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Princess Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

Princess
Ship
Panama Canal & Central America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

108

Very Good

82

Average

36

Poor

24

Terrible

9

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

259

Family Cruises

166

Romantic Cruises

135

Entertainment Cruises

98

Cruises for the Disabled

48

259 Princess Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America


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


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KarenM70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great vacation through Panama Canal

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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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


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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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


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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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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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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


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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


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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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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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