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San Francisco to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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FLCruiser60
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Pros first - great entertainment on board on all nights. Possibly the best service I have received on a cruise - from bar waiters, to dining room staff, to room steward - nothing but superlatives. Cons - For a ship just out of drydock the condition of the room was poor. Bathroom floor tile were cracked, grout was cracked and shower drain was caulked in. This ship was an 18 day cruise, with ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


If you just want friendly staff/ambiance

Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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BabyGurl15157
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Where do I begin? Their package was all-inclusive as described however, included were the 15 drinks/day which didn’t rollover if you never made it to the 15 mark., unlimited intermittent WIFI per 1 device only., a specialty dining inclusion, (I’m pretty sure you had to pay for Sabatini’s Italian restaurant as well as pay a Room service delivery charge if ordered from app or in the stateroom ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Canal Transit Awesome Included Food Average

Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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2sharp2
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

All new ports and new lock canal transit for us. Ship's first cruise since a three week dry dock. Not sure what work was performed but ship had some issues. I think CP was built in 2004. The first thing we noticed was all the windows on the Lido deck were so filthy dirty you could barely see thru them and the window in our restricted view cabin on Emerald deck 8 cabin E308 also dirty. One morning ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Glad to cruise again but disappointed

Review for Ruby Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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HappyTravelers2022
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We loved Princess after previous happy cruising with them. However, sadly, this cruise was far from good with poor food, not much quality entertainment and our cabin was not even clean when we arrived despite claims of enhanced cleaning. Crown Grill disappointed. Best food was in the International Cafe, which was great! We’re not giving up on Princess yet having already booked and paid for a ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Good cruise but hated Medallion

Review for Ruby Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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rcl cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise itself did not disappoint, good service, food, itinerary, entertainment BUT the Medallion app is horrid, utterly so. It boggles the mind that Princess mandates the use of the Medallion app with no alternative! And it must be used prior to boarding, as well as while onboard. We had a heck of a time trying to complete our pre-boarding checklist using the app in the weeks leading ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Favorite things

Review for Ruby Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Dr DH
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Always wanted to do the Canal and it was amazing! The LGBTQ social in Adagio every day was very special and we met over 25 people from all over and met every day, plus had a pool social one afternoon. Cherry and Michelle were very friendly and served us well. It was great to see the return of two shows with singers and dancers and would hope this could be expanded as Covid recedes. Also enjoyed ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Enjoyed the cruise but Princess has some work to do.

Review for Ruby Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Protseq
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second cruise on the Ruby Princess. Passenger capacity was 60%. The Panama Canal full transit was the main reason for us taking this cruise. Embarkation took about an hour. Pier-side covid testing was expected although there were passengers who were not happy after doing the required 48 hour tests. Cabin was not ready until 1 pm. Comments: Food in the buffet as others have ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Interior


Cruising almost back to normal!

Review for Ruby Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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DandJC
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise going thru the Panama Canal. What a wonder! Leaving San Francisco turned out to be very efficient. Princess crew waiting at baggage to direct you to waiting room and bus. First port was Cabo San Lucas where we took the whale watching excursion. Turned out to be our favorite! Large clean boat with great crew. Tip: best area to be is top front of boat to spot whales. ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Delayed anniversary cruise was well worth the wait!

Review for Ruby Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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K.T.B.
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 11th cruise overall, but our first Princess cruise. It was easily one of the best cruises we've ever been on. The service and food was outstanding, except for breakfast in the dining room. The service for breakfast was always very slow and I was surprised that they never adjusted their hours for when we were in port or on disembarkation day. However, despite that, the food we had ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Ruby is tired and apparently Princess is also

Review for Ruby Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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JohnLaura
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Panama cruise new locks. Locks were great, that was certainly the best part of cruise… Ruby is showing its age. The medallion system that Princess forces on you is problematic. You might order a ginger ale from a waiter (that takes 5 minutes to enter into his device) then wait 10-20 minutes for delivery to your table. This happened again and again. You might order a cocktail while sitting at ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


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