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Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
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423

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4,416 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Cindy Sea avatar

Cindy Sea

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Cruise was a Bucket List High!

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My husband and I have been cruising with Royal Caribbean for years. We love the cruise line and have always had a good experience. It was my bucket list item to go on a Panama Canal Cruise. We usually take about one ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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bwatton

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

AVOID!! Total Money Grab!!!

The 4 and 5 star reviews about this ship must have come from crew, family members or first-time cruisers. If you've ever cruised on other ships, you recognize them as lacking accuracy. We had the unfortunate ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Freyward_Cruiser

1 Review Written

Bucket List Panama Canal Cruise

We picked this cruise because of the timing, the price and the destination. It was exactly what we wanted! My aunt turned 60 and I turned 30 while on this cruise. It was such a fun way to celebrate! We had never ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Victoria Riddle

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

We demand a 100% refund! Worst cruise possible! Princess knew before we sailed!!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Kiro avatar

Kiro

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Miracle Still needs work out of Dry Dock

We chose a aft balcony to come through the canal, hoping to enjoy the many sea days on the balcony and de-stress, relax and enjoy the break of the daily work grind. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN! We had oil droplets spewing ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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rlauder

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama 2020

Staff on board were just fabulous. Food was very good. Nightly Shows not so great, but then again there are only about 1200 passengers, so one cannot expect the same as a show where there are 5000 passengers. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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catmommy7

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rough time as pandemic breaks out in the world

My husband and I have traveled extensively. We were excited that this cruise was to take us to multiple ports and did not repeat any that we've visited before. Further, we've cruised with Princess before and felt ...
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Sail Date March 2020


klitz avatar

klitz

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal cruise after refurbishment

The March 5 repositioning was excellent from Miami to the Miracle's new home (we hope) in San Francisco. Although there was some concern about the novel coronavirus, it was the best ship in the world to sail on. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Amy C avatar

Amy C

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Made the Best of It!

My sister and I chose this cruise because it was stopping at places we had never been to before and we wanted to see the old locks of the Panama Canal. It most definitely will be a cruise we will not forget! I ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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KarenM70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great vacation through Panama Canal

There was a glitch getting on the ship, which caused us to not start off the best, we waited in line outside the ship for hours & were never told why we were not allowed to board, and then once inside, more long ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kruisysue8

1 Review Written

Good ship—except...

We wanted a cruise where we didn’t have airfare to contend with. We can drive from Phoenix to San Diego, leave our car in a hotel that stores it for free, and take the free shuttle from the Best Western Yacht ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Bwmills54

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise after boarding insanity.

The Panama Canal was on our bucket list. Just the week before we set sail the Coronavirus scare began. We chose to go ahead with our plans and are so glad we did. There was a major computer glitch that delayed our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mellow1

1 Review Written

Not the NCL of years ago-POOR!

Friends were going on this cruise and I wanted to see the Panama Canal. It was a three week cruise and we were looking forward to a memorable trip with friends. The Cabin was nice except for the bed. The Platform ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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alwaysonaship

1 Review Written

45 Helpful Votes

We Jumped Ship In Cabo!

After 55 cruises, the Crystal Serenity was such a unsatisfactory cruise, we made arrangements to get off the ship in Cabo San Lucas and fly home. Yes we left. This was the first leg of the world cruise and we found ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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2pedersens

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most recent cruise to Panama Canal, Miami to Los Angeles

I chose Norwegian because we cruised Mexico last year and just returned from a Panama Canal cruise. Both cruises have been enjoyable, but recent news, if true will make me think twice about cruising with them again. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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thiax13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

21 Night Panama Canal Cruise booked 7 days before departure

I booked this trip at the last minute because 1) The Panama Canal was on my list and 2) I had an unexpected long opening in my calendar. First Norwegian cruise for me. Generally lovely ship except for the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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KathnBri

1 Review Written

Disappointed

The Panama Canal transit was something I rely wanted to do and as a bonus this cruise sailed from San Francisco. We booked with a 2 night stay there before we sailed and that was well worth it. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Les2 avatar

Les2

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Boring Cruise Ship

Embarkation went fine . The ship was clean and fresh. Our cabin was comfortable. Our cabin attendants were great. They got you anything you wanted or needed. We opted for anytime dining and were usually ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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SS17

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Who designed these ships

Whoever designed these ships most have been on some drugs. When you hold all your games and talks in the Atrium, which has future cruises, guest services and and tours, you are asking for trouble. You have to yell ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Dholm avatar

Dholm

1 Review Written

Great trip

Overall a wonderful trip. The ship is magnificent. Boarded in Miami and was so glad to have just moved up to platinum as my line to get on was 10 minutes long, the others were in the hundreds and took 3 hours to get ...
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Sail Date February 2020


The Producer avatar

The Producer

1 Review Written

Great Food, Service, and Staff - Low Energy Activities

My wife and I just completed a 17-day cruise on February 22 on the Oosterdam from Fort Lauderdale (February 5) to San Diego. The food and service were great. The ship was clean and crisp. The staff was always ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dee4990

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure

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


BerkshireBob avatar

BerkshireBob

2 Reviews Written

Second time is not a charm

We had done the Panama Canal cruise a couple of years ago from New Orleans to Seattle, this time we opted for San Francisco to New York. The canal itself is still fascinating, but most of the other ports leave much ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Gail MG avatar

Gail MG

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

The Oosterdam is one of the older Holland America ships but is attractive, well maintained, and comfortable and has probably the best service, certainly the friendliest service, of any of the Holland America ships ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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WoodsieORL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Daytime Transit was Overnight

I booked a cabin facing forwards at the front of the ship underneath the captain's bridge to give me the best possible view of the canal. The cabin was quite spacious with plenty of storage space, and perfectly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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