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Vancouver to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
Vancouver

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67 Vancouver to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Dee4990 avatar

Dee4990

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure

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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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SeniorTraveller023

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Lovely Ship, Educational Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pwtubbs

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Food & Service, Otherwise Merely Average

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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M&Y

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Modified California coast & Panama Canal

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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tlc1972

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Reposition Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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lilahbeethoven

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very Enjoyable Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Don Kennedy avatar

Don Kennedy

1 Review Written

Coastal cruise

We choose this cruise as it was a short quick getaway with some nice stops along the way. Would of loved to have stayed longer in some of the cities, but I guess it would of added a couple more days on, which we ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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CariadT

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Really enjoyable

Entertainment and food was good and plentiful. Lots of choices on the Horizon buffet for all meals if that was your choice of dining. The dining room menu was varied and the staff were excellent..... knowledgeable ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Csfleury

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Panama Canal Cruise

We hadn't cruised with Holland America for several years with the last one a 14 day Alaska cruise on the old Statendam. Leaving from the port of Vancouver was a plus for us as it was a short flight before embarking ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Alberta54

4 Reviews Written

Panama Canal ports great- food terrible

Took a 21 day Panama Canal cruise from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale. The ship is nicely decorated with some lovely flower arrangements & art & it is in relatively good working condition. Our cabin was well cared for ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Teachers Travel

3 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

It's Hot, It's Cold!

We embarked in a timely manner in Vancouver....a retired couple on our 15th cruise, mostly on HAL and Royal Caribbean. This was a 19 day Panama Canal cruise from Vancouver to Ft. Lauderdale. There was some rocking ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Holand american lovver

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

One word "THE BEST"

Always wanted to do the Panama cruise,Glad to choose H.American ,they were the best period! lots of good food(I mean a lots and plenty of food .The staff were excellent,hard working people.The tours were good little ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Canada Lady avatar

Canada Lady

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great trip to Panama Canal

We decided to take this cruise as we wanted to explore the west cost of North and Central America and to experience travelling through the Panama Canal. We had a wonderful trip and we're not disappointed. The food, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Jasmine 113 avatar

Jasmine 113

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Shore Excursions - a lie

We spent approximately 2100.00 $ for two to experience shore excursions. What was stated online was not what we received for most of our excursions. We felt lied to. By day 3 we complained and it fell on deaf ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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angelbearmom

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Well handled difficulties

I chose this cruise as I've always wanted to go to the Panama Canal. I especially liked that it left from my home port. And, it was very close to a land mark birthday for me. Embarkation went well for one of my ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Jolly Janet

1 Review Written

Panama Canal September 30 to October 21, 2017

21 days - Price was right Very good Ports of Call. The staff were very warm friendly and welcoming and could not do enough to make my stay a very pleasant one. The Cruise Director Andy and the Shore ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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rjhoward13

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

50th Anniversary Cruise

This cruise was picked because of the ports and the length of the cruise. I thought a 21 day trip might be to much but we were ready to continue. The service from all the staff was top notch in all areas of the ship ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Doug Milliken

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

5-day Repositioning Vancouver to San Diego

General Please see my thorough review of the 9/23/2017 Niew Amsterdam 7 day Alaska cruise, right before this 5 day Repositioning cruise, for review comments relating to Enrichment Activities, Embarkation, Public ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Hawaiian Mongoose

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Familiar but Disappointing

We chose this cruise because we were on the West Coast and preferred to book a transit of the Panama Canal versus flying. We were just on the reverse itinerary on the Island Princess in May 2017 and expected a ...
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Sail Date September 2017


509ers avatar

509ers

13 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

5 Day Birthday Getaway Pacific Coastal

Long Review 5 Day Vancouver-San Diego Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Category VF GTY Assigned cabin 4173 (Starboard Aft) Embarkation in Vancouver ***** Easy We flew into YVR Vancouver International and took ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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AndySandy

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

22 Nights Panama Canal; Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale

Stayed the night in Pan Pacific Vancouver & they took care of our luggage the morning of embarkation, so bypassed the luggage cue. No need to pass through U.S.A immigration check until we arrived in Seattle which ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Notned2 avatar

Notned2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

As always, a wonderful cruise on Princess

This re-positioning cruise was perfect for us, as we only had to fly one way. We boarded in Vancouver, having taken the ferry over from Victoria. We had a lovely mini-suite (as we did previously on our cruise to ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Princess1048

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Repositioning Cruise

We recently went on a repositioning cruise from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale with stops in Victoria, San Francisco, Cabo San Lucas, San del Sur, Puntarenas, Panama, Cartagena and Grand Cayman. The leg between San ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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tloebl

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Just Okay

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was 21 days of just mediocre food and service. Ports and tours were good but the entire cruise was affected by terrible service and institutional type meals. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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BitznDar

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal - Vancouver to Miami

We are retirees- cruising the Panama Canal was a 'Bucket List' adventure for us and we weren't disappointed. This was just our 2nd cruise...first time we had a balcony cabin which we enjoyed but we booked this ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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