What are the best cruise lines for cruises through the Panama Canal? A lot of people have been having a hard time looking for some good reviews online. So I decided to dig deeper and deliver you some really good information that will help you make an informed decision on which is the best cruise line to take.
Volendam (Holland America) – A passenger was able to take a partial transit of Panama Canal and remembered that all of the HAL ships have curled around promenade decks as well as opening the bow which they did while in the Panama Canal.
Oceania – The passengers went on a smaller ship with many mature people on board and recalled the food as being very good and at the same time very expensive.
Princess – A lady said that the ship was good but she usually goes for bigger ships but the problem is that they can not fit through the canal. 80% of the crowd were around 60-70 years old, 5% were older and the rest was in their 40's and above.
The price was reasonable but she would not think twice on booking a Holland American Balcony cabin that's on sale provided that it's going through the whole canal. The perfect time for her is going on November for Thanksgiving because you will not get bugged by flies. The food was okay but the buffet could do a much better job.
Every cruise line is different and you have to determine what's important to you when it comes to having a great cruise experience. If having good food is important then you would want to go with Oceania because all of the others does not come close. Royal Caribbean for entertainment but larger ships will not be able to go through the locks. And for the best service, it's recommended that you go with Celebrity or HAL.