Buzz’s comments on his cruise from Panama to Valparaiso with a land excursion to Machu Picchu on the Crystal Serenity Jan - Feb 2017
I continued my cruising on Crystal – this trip featured two items on my bucket list: a transit through the Panama Canal and a trip to Machu Picchu. Neither was disappointing. The canal is an engineering and political marvel. I recommend the book “The Path between the Seas” to provide the background. The trip down the west coast of South America was interesting because I learned a lot about the history of South America that was not covered during my schooling. Machu Picchu is another engineering marvel and a great monument to the history of the indigenous population that the Spanish tried to destroy.
Food onboard was very good; about the same as on my other Crystal voyages. I continued to like the specialty restaurants: sushi at Silk Road (name of the restaurant has been changed to Umi Uma) and Oso Buco at Prego