I gave this cruise a rating of terrible because there was no lower rating to choose.
Because I worked 42yrs in an industry that did not allow for the number of days away needed this was our first opportunity to go on my husbands dream trip. The Panama Canal. Originally we were going to choose the 16 day version of this cruise until we found out that all the ports of call on the first half of the trip, from LA to Panama hand been canceled and we did not want to spend 4days at sea. This in mind we & our best friends (10 time cruisers with Princess) changed to the 10 day version Ft Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and back. This change of itinerary should have been an omen but our 2 cruises with Royal Caribbean & 1 cruise with Princess were all so fabulous in every way that we pushed this warning sign aside and booked the trip. This as our 1st vacation in 16yrs! Little did we know what we were in for, but Princess knew!
First I will mention the positive factors. Their names are Ismael & Enrico, our waiter & his assistant, Julian our cabin steward, and Anna a wonderful young woman at the customer service desk who were all the best!!!
Nice cabin with a balcony that had no table and chairs to sit at and almost no privacy due to it’s design. After having one on our last cruise we said we would never cruise without one again but this one was a waste of money.
Nothing here but an expensive hotel with $32 required valet parking, no choice.
My best friend and I had plans to re-visit a shop we had been to on a previous cruise to purchase black coral jewelry. We did research to make sure it was still there.
We were not allowed to dock!