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Author: rkauzlarich

Joined: 3/13/2010
Posts: 22
Trips Taken: 8
Traveler Since: 2009

January 13, 2013

 We would like to hear from travelers who have been to the Miraflores Dinner Show (optional) on the Panama Canal cruise. Is it worthwhile and did most (or all) of the passengers attend?  Thanks in advance for helping us to decide for our upcoming trip. 

Author: mctz666

Joined: 3/9/2010
Posts: 35
Trips Taken: 6
Traveler Since: 2004

January 13, 2013

I took this trip in May of 2010. If OAT has not changed it, then it could still be the same as when we went.

In my opinion, the dinner itself was good but the show was not very well arranged. Everyone in our group went, because that was the first opportunity we all had dinner together as a group.

The restaurant did not have a stage, the dancers just danced in the small space between guests' dining tables and the buffet serving table. (Other dinner guests that were not OAT members were also in the same dining room. I believe OAT paid to have these dancers come to dance for us.) It was a bit akward that while the dancers were kicking up a storm the food on the buffet table were just behind them.

The restaurant was in a very nice setting. I'd prefer just the dinner without the dancing part.

Author: bad758

Joined: 4/28/2010
Posts: 26
Trips Taken: 20
Traveler Since: 2001

January 24, 2013

I thought the show was terrible and definitely not worth the money. 

Author: gaynell

Joined: 8/12/2010
Posts: 120
Trips Taken: 11
Traveler Since: 2005

January 24, 2013

The Panama trip information site no longer lists the Miraflores Dinner Show as an optional event. I wonder if it has been discontinued because of all the bad reviews? 

Author: rkauzlarich

Joined: 3/13/2010
Posts: 22
Trips Taken: 8
Traveler Since: 2009

January 24, 2013

 Yes, it has been taken out. We found this out since we started this thread. Thanks to those who took the time to answer us here.

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