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Panama Canal & Central America Radiance of the Seas Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Memorable Panama Canal Crossing

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pgtraveler
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I live in California, and were planning to attend a wedding in Key West. Since we had a significant (and about to expire!) RCI credit from a Mediterranean cruise where half the ports were canceled due to weather, the Panama Canal cruise was an easy choice. Embarkation in San Diego was much easier than in our prior experiences in Europe. Having booked balcony and ocean-view rooms ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


15 Night - Radiance of the Seas - Panama Canal

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ugotdav
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I just returned from fifteen days on the Radiance of the Seas (RCI) cruise out of Tampa (4-29-11) through the Panama Canal to San Diego. It is hard not to like cruising, the ocean is amazing -- relaxing and soothing! Yet, when we cruise the way we are treated and the organization by the ships crew can make a wonderful cruise into something far less attractive. When we boarded the ...
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Sail Date: April 2011

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


great ship for a diet

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luchcruise
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Embarkation was fast and flawless. We went right to our 7th floor mid ship balcony room, walked out to see the view and were floored!!! Extending directly from our balcony was a ten foot white platform that we later determined was the roof holding the lifeboats on the floor below. There were workers on the platform, painting and doing repairs. Part of the enjoyment of a balcony room has always ...
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Sail Date: November 2008


Great ship - not so great excursions!

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Bethany Beach
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

In this review, I'm not going to repeat what I have read many times in other reviews. If you read this site as much as I did while planning and before taking a cruise, you already know everything about the ship. I will attempt to just include what we liked and didn't like (for whatever it is worth) and information about excursions that we took. We could not find anything to complain about in the ...
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Sail Date: April 2008

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Royal Short Comings

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JC
First Time Cruiser

We Started cruising late in life, 6 years ago, but thanks to RCCL we were sold on cruising 15 in this period.Most have been on Celebrity,which we love but Royal has been more than satisfactory as has Princess. We did have a recent Carnival cruise that fell short of our expectations. We arranged our own flight and hotel arrangements in Fort Lauderdale. The embarkation process was wonderful it took ...
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Sail Date: April 2008


Wonderful cruise thru the Panama Canal

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carrotglo
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

When I try to think of things that could have been better, it's difficult. The staff was, to a person, wonderful. I was amazed that, with their absurd work schedules, & the pressure of dealing with so many new people every week or two, they could retain their genuine courtesy & friendliness. The cabin (I think it was category D2) was comfortable. It was very important to have a balcony, which ...
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Sail Date: November 2007


Radiance of the Seas - Central America/Panama Canal

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fred111
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

BACKGROUND: We like cruising, had lived in Panama, and decided that the Radiance of the Seas was the way to re-visit Panama in a relaxing manner. We flew to Fort Lauderdale the day before the cruise and stayed in the Embassy Suites near the port. They have a "cruise deal" where they take you to the pier as part of the room cost. Saturday morning saw dozens of people checking in and out from the 7 ...
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Sail Date: April 2007

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Radiance of the Seas - Central America/Panama Canal

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rsengi
First Time Cruiser

This was a great cruise, we met many people on board through Cruise Critic and this made our trip exceptional. The activities on board were varied, so many people attended. I've never seen quite so many people at activities before. At the beginning of the cruise some of the staff were tired and were not as enthusiastic as usual but that picked up by mid voyage. Embarkation was done in the ...
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Sail Date: October 2005

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Radiance of the Seas - Central America/Panama Canal

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savva0122
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Cruise review - Radiance of the Seas Panama Canal full transition (Westbound) April 17-May 1 This was a special cruise booked a year ago, with it being a 14-day cruise. RCI don't do many longer cruises as they now seem to focus on mass-market 7 day cruises so this was a great opportunity to enjoy their longer product. Radiance of the Seas was the first "Radiance" class ship and is now 3½ years ...
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Sail Date: April 2005

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Radiance of the Seas - Central America/Panama Canal

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tinkerme1
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Preface: We've cruised on many cruise ships, seen many places, however, we have never taken a cruise ship through the Panama Canal. We chose this 14-day itinerary because it finished up in our home town of San Diego. This was a very relaxing, enjoyable cruise and we hope to do this itinerary again. We began our trip on Friday by traveling from San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale on SouthWest Airlines. ...
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Sail Date: April 2005


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