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Vancouver to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Lovely Ship, Educational Experience

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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SeniorTraveller023
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Embarkation in Vancouver was fast and smooth. I was told it might be different the next day when four ships would be in port, rather than just this one. The vaguely Art Deco décor of the ship's public areas was lovely, and everything was always clean and fresh. The stair landings and corridors displayed beautiful art and sculptures, and there were many historic pictures and maps associated ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great Food & Service, Otherwise Merely Average

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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pwtubbs
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Traversing the Panama Canal had always been a "bucket list" for my husband and me ages 67 and 72, respectively); being veteran HAL cruisers, we chose the NIEUW AMSTERDAM 21-day Panama Canal Cruise, 28 September to 19 October 2019, from Vancouver BC to Ft Lauderdale FL. We enjoyed a few days visiting Vancouver, BC before boarding the ship. Embarkation/disembarkation was fast and smooth. If there ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Huge disappointment

Review for Island Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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seriouslyyouarekiddingme
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the ports. Everything about our experience was negative. Princess cancelled our first sailing, which cost us $1200 in travel insurance and resulting expired flight credits. they wouldn't speak to us-actually told use to go through our travel agent-then wouldn't return his calls or emails. when we rebooked they gave us $50 on board credit. we couldn't board for 2 hours ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Modified California coast & Panama Canal

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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M&Y
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We were looking forward to Pacific coast stops but Princess revised the itinerary by four days to allow for additional time in dry dock. Vancouver embarkation was smooth as silk and the three day cruise to Los Angles was uneventful with two ok production shows and many onboard activities. Dined at Curtis Stone "Share" restaurant which was absolutely superb. Also dined at Steamers which was not ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Dee4990
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 Traditional early dining at 5:15 in the Botticelli - it was great - very attentive staff. We also ate at SHARE (excellent) and Planks (Good). Pools were good but crowded, Movies under the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Great ship, poor ports

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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jimcoup
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Convenient as if departed from Vancouver, about 1 hour from home. Good price as is with most repositioning cruises. Love Florida. Ports were poor. A morning in the industrial section of Seattle was not impressive. Several central American ports were industrial and not worth stopping at. Huatulca was the best. We missed two ports because the captain chose not to enter because of swells. Received ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Reposition Cruise

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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tlc1972
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

THE FOOD Pinnacle Grill and Tamarind are amazing, both in quality of food and service. Main dining room and buffet also had great service, but the food was hit or miss (which is to be expected for mass production). Also to be expected: the buffet area can be a madhouse at times and finding a table for larger groups can be a challenge. The main dining room was just the opposite: most table ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Very Enjoyable Cruise

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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lilahbeethoven
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was a cruise from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal. The embarkation went very smoothly. I had to fly into Vancouver the day before and there was a shuttle back to the airport, which then took us to the port. It took very little time for embarkation, and I was directed every stage of the way. My room was ready as soon as I boarded the ship, which was very convenient. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Food Quality

Review for Island Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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mconran
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the Itinerary. The cabin we had was close to the Buffet and Theatre. Not so direct to the dining room though, as we had to take 2 different elevators to ket to it. The Dining Room Beef options were very poor, fatty, dry, and tough. The Beef Tenderloin was tough and fatty, the prime Rib was just plain fatty and tough. Very disappointed in our dining experience. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Island Princess

Review for Island Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Hawgpower
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose Princess lines because i have sailed with them before amazing service and cruise to Alaska in 2001 .This time i felt i did not get my moneys worth . I wish i could be compensated for a portion of my trip because there were so many issues ,example the drink packages are a total ripoff particularly with the exchange being CND to US and what types of alcohol is included in the Premiere ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


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