Coral Princess®

Princess Cruises

Coral Princess,® with more than 700 balcony staterooms, was custom built to navigate the historic Panama Canal. Be sure to try the Bayou Café & Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine, join friends for cocktails and Movies Under the Stars® by the pool or try some decadent treats at the International Café.

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Casino
Fitness Center
Formal Nights
Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Library
Movies Under the Stars®
Onboard Weddings
Showroom
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Youth & Teen Centers

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations: With ample amenities and attentive staff, your accommodations become your home at sea. A good night’s rest is within reach as you sink into the custom-made Princess® Luxury Bed.

  • Dining: Inclusive dining options are found throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, decadent desserts and much more.

  • Onboard Activities: You will find many ways to play, day or night. Our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

  • Entertainment: Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner.

  • Wellness: The Princess® Luxury Bed provides the ultimate night of sleep at sea! And from the top-deck retreat reserved for adults to our fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

  • Youth, Teen and Families: Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges ensure our youngest cruisers stay happy. Each center has a theme where kids make new friends and participate in cruise activities.

Not Included

  • Airfare | Items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically mentioned as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2003
Tonnage
92000 Tons
Public Decks
12
Passenger Capacity
1970
Crew
900
Registry
Bermuda

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Highly recommended

By: jake524


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2013

Excellent level of service, food quality, entertainment,and customer care.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard
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Not Recommended

Would never cruise with them again

By: 4753


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2013

Our first day aboard within one hour we were approached at least 10 times about buying a ticket to a wine tasting event. We were also approached about beverage cards, pop and coffee in particular. They could find a "gentler" way to let passengers know these things are available. On the good side - the staff are fabulous, our stateroom was perfect, the food amazing.
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Highly recommend

By: Rdub56


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Our first cruise period and not our last. we would cruise with Princess again. Food was great and staff professional.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Barber
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exemplary service

By: Greg V


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2013

The cree on Princess consistently seem to go out of their way to make you comfortable. It is extremely RARE to find someone who treats their job as drudgery.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Daniel
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recommend

By: natet


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

The ship was well appointed ,cabins spacious with adequate storage space.Entertainment was of a high standard and the lecturer Linda Sasser was excellent   However I have 2 complaints .  There was a dreadful odour on the promenade deck near the Princess TheatreThere was a problem with ANYTIME DINING.  No reservations could be made between 5.45 pm and  7.30pm   so what is the point of offering this option.
Travel Advisor:  Marcie Kotler

Best in the Business

By: Just "P"


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2014

I can book a cruise or a country tour in less than 5 minutes.  That's because Ms. Amy Daniels is my agent.  She is reliable, efficient, knowledgeable, expedient, and knows her trade better than any other travel agent I ever dealt with.  She not only knows my preferences, but those of my travel companions as well.  Over the years, she has booked 13 Princess cruises and a guided tour of  Ireland; all were most enjoyable because all occurredwithout incident.  Eight of the cruise involved one or more pairs of travel companions - all of our schedules were coordinated.  She not only well represents Princess Cruise lines, but also is the "in-house" expert on anything Disney.  Recently, because of a medical problem, it was necessary to cancel a cruise the departure of which was rapidly approaching.  It was a new experience for me, but from the way the problem was handle, Amy was ready for  it - well done.  She is second to none!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Daniel
Not Recommended

Did not like the coral princess

By: Rick


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Highly recommend

By: Robin


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Russ Dunlap

Service was good

By: Djmgy


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2014

There were issues using my Nexus card. Princess's software does not properly accept the Nexus card as it should. Please amend your software to properly accept the nexus card for travel on your ships within Canadian and American waters. Otherwise a good holiday
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

Super Cruising

By: AgnesM


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2014

The Coral Princess is just the right size ship for a first time cruiser such as myself.  The entertainment is fantastic and the itinerary is exception on the Alaska Glacier Cruise/tour.  I sternly recommend this trip to family and friends/
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

Great cruise

By: Becky


Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2017

It was wonderful, but they messed up our disembarking and cost us 150.00 because we missed our first flight.
Travel Advisor:  Marje Henkel

Alaska cruise

By: TSK


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

It was a very nice and relax cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Coral Princess

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

We were very happy with the Princess Line.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Ryan

Beautiful

By: VCR


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2017

We had a great time on the ship. Would love to travel again on it.
Travel Advisor:  Ara Cromwell

cruise ship

By: rainey


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

The new design and upgrade was wonderufl. Especially the marketplace
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Cruising as it should be.

By: Bob14


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2014

The Coral Princess was extremely well managed; from the check-in to the check-out. The staff was very attentive. The various venues were all beautifully appointed. Our balcony stateroom was exactly the right size and the very comfortable. The timing of their activities were well planned and executed with Swiss Timing accuracy. The shows were very entertaining and maintained a high degree of propriety. We particularly enjoyed a phenomenal entertainer named Duncan Tuck. I want to give a "shout out" to the Casino staff; particularly Maggie, Dimi (nickname) and Jacobus. They went above and beyond to satisfy their clients. I have taken Princess cruises before and because of our experiences, we are very likely to seek Princess for our cruising in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Sanner
Not Recommended

Cattle Call

By: Donna


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2014

We were not happy with the Coral Princess, other than the suite was wonderful. The food was average and the Horizon Restaurant was messy, loud and reminded me of high school lunch room. Main dining room was very nice and the servers were excellent. The gormet restaurants, with a cover charge, were not as good as the main dining room. The excursions were average, yet expensive. But the most annoying was the free room service breakfast - anything - any amount you would like - yet $2.50 charge for a bottle of water. All enclusive travel is the way to go for us. This nickle and diming got to be laughable.

excellant service

By: Ziggy


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2014

We enjoyed the friendly people, food, lodging and well organized excursion.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Excellent service

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2014

Very professional and organized.
Travel Advisor:  Jan Hammond

What a ship

By: Weena


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2014

The Coral Princess was lovely: beautifully appointed and spotless. All of the crew were helpful, skilled. My first trip on Princess but certainly not my last.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Fallon

The staff

By: Janer42


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

Our staff on board was terrific. The waitress, Leah, was wonderful. A great sense of humour, always smiling. Our cabin steward went above and beyond what we expected. The room was spotless.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic

Perfect

By: Debbie


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2014

We always get what we expect from Princess. Perfect service.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Zelman
Not Recommended

Princess Lines leaves me cold

By: njnan


Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2014

The entertainment was not up to par-short shows and repetitive(3 days in a row same show) Ship needs to be redone. Metal in bathrooms full of rust spots. They do not change lines. Food extremely salty-went on salt free diet (to them it means no taste-no spices) bland. Spa understaffed. Went to thermal spa and it was not monitored-twice the beds were not working (electrical problem)Took days before manager answered my letter and calls from agents at front desk. Fell in spa because of pools of water on floor. Tours pretty bad-inexperienced guides, some not speaking English well. Cancelled two of them and hired a car- had a better time-and it was air conditioned. Not a luxurious ship. Had a good time in spite of all my compaints. Because of the lack of entertainment I watch three football games. Didn't have to spend that money to watch football. I do not go to sleep at 9 or 10 at night.I have been on at least 15 cruises and this was the worst. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean

Alaska Adventure

By: Donna


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2015

We did not care for the Princess Coral dining experience. However, our stateroom was the nicest accommodations we have had on any ship. We did not care for the larger ship. Unfortunately, we saw no wild life except for an Eagle. So we went to the zoo when we arrived in Anchorage. That's just the chance you take. Overal we had fun with our two adult boys.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Furlotte

end of cruise

By: Ron


Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2017

15 days was to long for us. Lots of dead time in east week.

Unbelievable trip of a lifetime

By: LarDeb50


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2015

We just returned from our trip to the Panama Canal aboard The Coral Princessl The entire trip exceeded all of our expectations! The ship was wonderful! Terrific food, wonderful shows and entertainment, lots of activities on our "at sea" days and plenty of sun and relaxation. Our cabin was tight but had plenty of storage. The cabin staff was awesome! The Provence Dining and Horizon Court were always out of this world and the smaller venues provided burgers, pizza and ice cream to our hearts content! One of the best activities on our Panama cruise was the lectures by Bill Fall. His information on the Canal Zone as well as all of our ports of call was tremendously valuable and interesting. He was an awesome speaker and made me appreciate the sites to the maximum! The speed of debarkation back in Fort Lauderdale was amazing. What tremendous organization! It was definitely a trip of a lifetime and The Coral Princess was perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weigel

Friendly service and clean

By: KK


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

The ship was well kept with friendly staff. The staff did a good job keeping it clean and tidy. My bed was not very comfortable; it sloped at the edge so that I was constantly waking up to move back away from the edge of the bed. The steward tried to make it better. I think the mattress needed replacing. The food in all the venues was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Excellent cruise!

By: pete7


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2015

Highly recommend Princess Alaskan Cruise!! There is a naturalist on board, who was very educational and even gave formal lectures in the theatre! The cuisine was amazing, as was the wait staff. The excursions were great, just would have been nice to have a little more guidance from the excursion dept.
Travel Advisor:  Sally May

Loved our Princess Connoisseur Cruise tour to Alaska

By: TAW


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2015

We were glad we picked the Connoisseur tour as almost all the meals were included and our tour guide was great. We only had 26 people in our tour group (they can be as large as 50) so we had room to spread out on our bus rides and also got to know the people better as the group was small. The Fairbanks lodge was more like a hotel but the lodges in McKinley, Denali and KENAI were wonderful. We liked the KENAI lodge the best and were glad we had two nights there. All of the included tours on the land tour were well done. We did an optional rafting tour in KENAI which we liked. The train ride from the Denali lodge to McKinley was beautiful. At Denali, we were pleased with the Tundra Wilderness tour and saw a ton of animals. However, that was one day on the land when the weather was awful (wet and cold). We liked the cruise as well but the weather was not great. We were still able to take all our excursions. I'm not sure that end of August is a good time to go.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Indermaur

Smaller ship than expected

By: Dog lover


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2015

Overall the people & services were great
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

Tiny staterooms

By: cliveeernest


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

<p> Coral Princess is a beautiful ship, but compared with other ships we have been on, is quite compact. Our stateroom was much smaller than the balcony staterooms which we had on ships on other lines (Celebrity, Holland America and Costa). The bathroom was especially small, and was the but of jokes from some of the entertainers on the ship. The food was acceptable but not as good as the food on the other lines on which we have cruised. The staff were great to deal with, and did a good job of making life enjoyable for us. Kudos to our room steward for a perfect job. I particularly appreciated the configuration of the Coral Princess with the Horizon Court being forward with wonderful viewing from the bow. A real plus for the Panama transit. </p>
Travel Advisor:  Betty Shukster

Excellent Staff and Crew

By: DonnaC


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2015

The Coral Princess itself was nice, clean, well appointed and just about like every other medium priced ship. For us, it's the staff and crew that makes one cruise better than another. The Coral Princess is blessed with a wonderful group of crew members with positive, friendly attitudes. They took very good care of us.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Wonderful service!!!

By: Tina


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2015

The service was exceptional on our cruise through the Panama Canal! We loved the cruise however there were too few ports and not enough time at each of the stops we made.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Confusing

By: 127Tiki


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2016

We and other people we talked to on the ship had a hard time getting use to this ship because it was a different lay out from the other ships we have been on.

North to Alaska

By: Merriam11


Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2016

We were surprised (and disappointed) at the maintenance work being doing on water lines. Volume of passengers were well managed arriving at the beginning of the cruise and at the end.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune

Wonderful cruise and land trip

By: Corky


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016

Our trip on the Coral Princess was everything we hoped for: excellent food, service and enjoyable excursions. We continued on with a land tour in Alaska staying at two Princess Lodges and a hotel in Fairbanks that catered to cruise line passengers. That portion of the trip was terrific including a brilliant display of the Northern Lights in Fairbanks. We had nothing but sunshine for four days which allowed us to see Denali from every angle during those four days. Well worth it.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Johnson

well planned

By: Mae


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

Perfect 11 days on land and sea
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Grant

great cruising

By: kklester


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2016

the ship was very nice and had a lot of activities to do. My one complaint would be that the description of one of the excursions was not at all like it said-we would not have gone had we known
Travel Advisor:  Tammy Jones-Deem

Sail Away

By: none


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Ship although old is well maintained and comfortable. One specialty restaurant needs to be replaced. Food not good. The other OK.
Travel Advisor:  Patti Olshen

Excellent

By: L and D


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Except for lack of transfer to the ship (resolved) all was good.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard

Friendly and prompt service

By: foxie


Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2016

Smooth sailing and interesting off-ship excursions. All according to plan --special dining set-up was excellent. Enjoyed afternoon group participation in games. Ship attention to detail was very good.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Gage White

Nice ship

By: D&P


Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2017

We enjoyed the Coral Princess. The ship isn't as big as some of the newer ships like the Royal and Regal, but that is ok. The crew was fab! Friendly and helpful. The night time entertainment was fun, especially Crooner's Bar. For a small fee, the Sanctuary is the place to be - we went every day! Quiet and relaxing, reserved comfy chaise lounge, and attentive staff, with a private pool!
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Excellent cruise

By: Liz


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017

Entertainment was the best , it was packed full of entertaining acts and you were able to see several good quality shows a night . Food was great .
Travel Advisor:  Shawn Kilner

Excellent

By: Lina


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

My brother ended up getting sick and had to get air lifted off the ship Princess cruise helped as much as possible to make the transfer as smooth as possible
Travel Advisor:  Maureen Johnson

Alaskan cruise

By: Linda


Reviewed on: 20 May 2017

Loved the cruise and even though it was our 4th Alaskan cruise I found it as enjoyable as the first. The new mattresses were amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Travel to Alaska

By: mimi


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2017

Smooth sailing, relaxing time, service was good, many people keeping the surroundings clean, entertainment excellent, everyone was helpful and accommodated. Prefer this ship to the larger ships.
Travel Advisor:  Marje Henkel

Alaska

By: Lois


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2017

We had a great time and really enjoyed everything the cruise offered. Due to bad weather we didn't really get to enjoy the outdoor amenities and our balcony as much as we would have liked. You can't control the weather.
Travel Advisor:  Janine Magnuson

Alaska

By: Alexis


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

An awesome trip and wonderful ship.
Travel Advisor:  Lesley Buck

Coral Princess review

By: Gloria Jacobs


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

Had a wonderful time. All the workers were very kind.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Padilla

Panama Canal

By: pat


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

We enjoyed our trip through the Panama Canal, and of course we enjoyed our cruise,but out of all the ships I have been on, the Coral was not my favorite....the ship only has 1 outdoor pool and an indoor pool which make sthe outdoor pool crowded at times....my own preference is for somewhere a little less crowded. There were just a few little annoyances which we don't expect on Princess, but having said that it was a cruise and who doesn't enjoy cruising...I know I do and I am already planning my next cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Annemari Hermans

panama canal cruise

By: jean


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

It was very enjoyable. We have cruised on Princess before and never been disappointed. I did have a couple of things - the entertainment I felt was not up to Princess's usual high class shows. We had one show that was a juggler. Another was a dog act. We were at sea for 14 days and we saw one very good show. There also seemed to be more "selling" of retail items than I had seen in the past. Overall the food was delicious, the staff was great and we had a great time. 'selling
Travel Advisor:  Ara Cromwell

Panama Canal transit

By: John


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

The ship was fine. The "any time dining" in the Bordeaux Dining Room was a bit "disorganized" and slow but our "regularly scheduled dining" in the Provence Dining Room was wonderful. We never felt any of the public spaces of the ship were overly crowded. I still wish some cruise lines would create a real "sports bar" in at least one of the bars on board. It did seem that all of the bar/gathering places were very generic and seemed carbon copies of each other.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Coral Princess

By: D Fout


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

We loved our entire experience on this ship. Hope to go again soon to Alaska.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
Not Recommended

Coral Princess

By: Dot


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

For the most part it was enjoyable. It never has been my favorite but it had the destinations I was interested in. The food was good the staff pleasant. One day I asked for a glass of water during Happy Hour as I didn't want a drink that day. They brought me 2 small glasses of water with ice and charged me $3.00. The so called sales they had on board was just a bunch of junk (probably all 2nds). The Internet was a joke priced so high. Most ships I have been on free internet in their Internet cafe or much more reasonable prices. One night in the dining room we ordered 2 glasses of wine, they brought me the wrong wine, so asked for our card again and then brought me the correct wine. Couldn't figure why he needed our card again as we had already paid for two glasses of wine. When I looked at our bill the next day we were charged for 5 glasses of wine. I went to passenger services and the assured me they would correct it. They didn't . They posted $124. Charge on disembarkment day ?.??

Coral Princess Panama Canal Transit

By: Walt


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2017

Excellent time aboard Coral Princess. Staff were professional, friendly, and helpful. Food was excellent, and I really enjoyed the cooking demonstrations. Entertainment and lectures were done well. Shore excursions were good value. Ship is well-maintained.

tugboat

By: tugboat


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

Very enjoyable. Good food. Fun activities.
Travel Advisor:  Angela Pierson

cruise review

By: JD


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

It was very relaxing
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

cruise review

By: JD


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

It very relaxing
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Review Your Cruise Ship

By: din


Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

The Coral is just the right size. The crew was great. We loved the food. It is beginning to show that it needs some updates. The Atrium is the prettiest of all ships we have been on.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Cruise Ship

By: din


Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

Had a great time on this beautiful ship. Slept like a baby on you new bedding.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Coral Princess

By: Ruth


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

WE had a great time participating in all the activities on board. The only complaint from our group was the lack of free WIFI. I considered the lack of free WIFI an advantage because it forced the twenty year old's to communicate. We only ate in the dining room five times because the younger ones in our group preferred the buffet. The food was good and varied.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Schelling

nice old ship

By: ash1952


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2018

We spent 15 days on the Coral Princess on the Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean cruise. It was a nice ship for the occasion; since it was mostly older passengers, the lack of kid-friendly (or even kids!) activities was hardly noticed. We especially enjoyed using the deck 7 walking deck. It's been a long time since we could walk from end to end on the wooden deck, and a ton of people took advantage of that. Too bad newer ships gave up on that. The Coral was our first ship, back in 2003, to Alaska, and it felt like coming home. The ship needed some repairs; a tender boat had a loose handrail and in a violent storm, deck 14 was roped off because 'the windows were loose'. That was a little unnerving! But it was exciting, and the Coral Princess weathered the storm and 10' waves well. Entertainment was good, free wifi was an unexpected bonus, and the ship was updated nicely. We'd go on the Coral Princess again unless we were taking grandchildren. Definitely not a ship for children.
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane VCTA

Coral Princess is made for the Panama Canal

By: Billjanet


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

The Coral Princess is the perfect ship for the Panama Canal. Not only does it fit the locks perfectly, it carries about 2100 passengers, which is great number. It is easy to get on and off the ship. It has plenty of venues for entertainment, and it has a wonderful decor. The promenade deck is wide and circles the ship on one level so that it is great for walking The entertainment on board is first class. The production shows are original, and the talent is great. This cruise featured a soprano that was marvelous. The food in the dining room was a gourmet treat each and every night. The service was top notch. The enrichment program during the day was educational and fun. On this cruise, there was a Panama Canal expert who brought the building and operation of the canal to life. There was an additional lecturer who taught us a great deal about aviation from the Wright Brothers to the present time. We look forward to our next cruise on the Coral Princess.
Travel Advisor:  Jan Halderman

Our cruise

By: PEte


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel
Not Recommended

I'd give it a 5

By: Lola


Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2018

The crew, entertainment and general condition of the ship (cleanliness) were terrific. The food was sometimes great but often I ate rolls for dinner because the food was undercooked or overcooked. The bus trips were good and I would recommend them to others. Paying for water was ridiculous and should have been in the price of the voyage.

betsys promo

By: betsy


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

as usual with Princess it was great.
Travel Advisor:  Ingeborg Sanders
Not Recommended

Never again

By: Rick


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

Okay but have enjoyed other ships and cruises much more

Great experience

By: Babs


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Ship was great, could use a little work but staff was excellent and ports were great
Travel Advisor:  Cynthia Hampton

Panama cruising

By: Louie


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2018

The Coral is an older ship that fits the size of the locks, so I was not surprised that it was smaller than other princess ships I have been on. But I was happy on board. The Library could be a bit bigger with more of those comfy chairs. It is also close to the Internet cafe for help when I had problems with the wifi. Used the stairs a lot to keep all those extra calories off from all the wonderful food (deserts). Lots of shows to see, live or movies. Demonstrations, speakers on many topics or you just sit back and relax with a good book. Our biggest problem was OMG....it's time to eat again.
Travel Advisor:  Nora Pearce

Panama Canal Cruise on the Coral Princess

By: Rose


Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

We are Elite with Princess and have traveled on several of their ships but this was our first cruise on Coral Princess. What a fantastic ship. Personnel exceptional. In 30 cruises that we have taken on different cruise lines, nothing compared to the service we experienced on Coral Princess. Our waitress and room steward were the BEST we have ever had. Only one complaint -- Princess, like all the cruise lines, have cut back on lectures and have eliminated bridge instructors and sanctioned bridge games. They have a game room - small but nice - and a library which we used. Food was good and the majority of entertainment was good.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

Panama Cruise

By: Satisfied Client


Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

This Panama Cruise was excellent and stunning, we had a great time and really enjoyed the trip. Overall the ship is okay and its activities, the number of days was just perfect and very relaxing.
Travel Advisor:  Ingeborg Sanders
Not Recommended

Panama Canal

By: Love travelling


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

The ship is old and in need of repair/overhaul. The staff were excellent. The food selection was okay but not great. I have travelled on this ship before and found the same problems from previous cruises have not been fixed. The menu and entertainment were repeated and not to the quality I expected. I would not recommend this Princess ship to others. When we booked this cruise, we were under the impression from Princess, we would be going through the new Panama locks. This was not the case. The reason for this cruise was to go through the new locks (as we had already taken this cruise before going through the old locks). Several of the ports were mishandled by the excursion companies arriving back late and not offering all of the items described.

review

By: a


Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

I have traveled on Princess before to Alaska. This time was very enjoyable. I am handicapped and found not all the handicapped bathrooms were accessable to me. I found some of the doorways were difficult to go over with my scooter. I miss the towel animals the cabin steward used to make at night on previous cruises.
Travel Advisor:  Sabrina Teyla

Great Ship

By: Maritza


Reviewed on: 12 May 2018

Perfect size, good food, GREAT service, outstanding entertainment
Travel Advisor:  Bea Clagg

Favorite

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 11 May 2018

The Coral Princess is my favorite ship of their fleet. A great library, observation decks fore and aft, an enclosed pool with retractable roof, wonderful staff!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Daniel

Coral princess

By: lmgatus@hotmailcom


Reviewed on: 22 May 2018

Pleasant and enjoyable. Staff were all friendly and respectful
Travel Advisor:  Noemie Cornelius

Cruise review

By: gee


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Our time aboard was a lot of fun.
Travel Advisor:  Lorraine Brunzlick

Coral Princess

By: Travelgirl


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Enjoyed our time on the Coral Princess. Our state room was very clean and a nice size. The shows were very good. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The only complaint we had was with dining. Trying to get a dinner reservation using there 1 line system was very time consuming and frustrating. Definitely needed more ways to make dinner reservations.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Fried

Alaska Cruise

By: Skeezicks


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

Food was good. Everything was tidy and clean. 80% of crew was very friendly and helpful. The other 20% average. Evening entertainment was good. One frustration was the overly profuse number of paper notifications that we were inundated with. Many of them were redundant and some of them contradictory. Here is the best example: one leaflet told us to have out bags outside our door by midnight in a couple of days when we were to disembark. The next day we got a contradictory leaflet that said have the bags out by 10 pm. A day later we got a notice that said put most of your bags out by 6:30 pm and the rest after dinner. Make up you mind please!
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

Good Choice

By: J&J


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2018

Princess was a good decision. The trip exceeded our expectations. Thanks Laura. Doing the land portion first is best. One dining comment. The Princess mark up for a bottle of wine was minimal and a very pleasant surprise.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Ciccone

Good experience

By: Martha Woody


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

We enjoyed the cruise very much. The schedule, the excursions, the activities and amenities on board, and the staff were all terrific. My only complaint is that the food was not as good as I remember from a Princess cruise that we took about 10 years back. However, it was still more than adequate and it's always a luxury to have someone serve your food and take away the dirty dishes!
Travel Advisor:  Pam Foley

First timers from NOLA

By: Trisha


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

We were not experienced cruisers so some things were a learning curve for us.(Keeping up with all of the activities and communications) The room with a balcony was our favorite part! The staff everywhere is friendly and attentive, Especially our room steward LEO!! There was always something to do but we spent a lot of time just exploring the ship and enjoying the views! I like using the credit card on ship and being able to track my spending! The buffet food was very good and was a great option if you are not up to formal dining. Loved the included excursion in Fairbanks on the riverboat. It really sets the tone for the whole trip and the history of the area. Would like to have had wifi included even if only in the common areas. The ship itself was beautiful and easy to get around. Thank you again!
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Dorfman

Quality ship to Alaska

By: Solo


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

We so enjoyed cruising on the Coral Princess. The ship was smaller than some and that was good for 1st timers! We could find the buffet, the dining rooms, the gym, the pool, the hot tubs, the spa etc. etc. in short order. The crew members were caring....especially the food servers and the gentleman that serviced our room. The views from the balcony's were excellent as well as other parts of the ship.
Travel Advisor:  Shameeron Paur

Great staff

By: Robin D


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

We loved our cruise on Crown Princess. It was very clean and comfortable. We loved the food and enjoyed some of the entertainment. The best part of the trip was the wonderful workers on the ship!
Travel Advisor:  Janine Magnuson

Alaskan Cruise

By: Regina


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2018

The cruise was great!! Bed was comfortable. The food at the buffet could have been better but the dining room food was great!
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Boyles

Alaska Coral Princess

By: Frank


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

Organized, took great care of us, super efficient, no lines, very comfortable
Travel Advisor:  Alan Abelson