Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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5 out of 5

Panama Canal Cruise

Sail Date: April 06, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

The Island Princess was fantastic! This cruise was great, the ports were great the food of course was the best! Great service on the ship and overall friendly staff. No problems at all.

Pros: Transition through the canal.

Cons: On the return trip having to go through LAX. We waited in security for over an hour in the cold.

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
Very classy.
Food and Dining
Princess has anytime dining and that is the best because you can go and eat in the fancy dining anytime you want. The meals are great and the desserts, well there is simply not enough space to talk about the desserts. Hmmm!!!
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Our room steward was the best. He went above and beyond for us.
They had good comedy shows. The rest of the shows we are not interested in, but I am sure they would be enjoyable if you liked that sort of thing.
Huatulco, Mexico
We went on the sail and swim. This was the most awesome tour because we swam at a deserted beach area. Even if you are not that great of a swimmer, take this tour. They anchor in real close to the shore and you can wear your life jacket to the beach. I'm a chicken and I did this and loved it! On the way back we saw 20 or more whales. It was fantastic!
Don't Miss: The sail and swim.
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Beautiful port town! Nice little shopping market too! We went on a tour of Rivas. I suggest you take a different tour becuase other than the church in the town there was nothing. We also went to Lake Nicaragua. That was very pretty.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Dunn's River Falls was so awesome. Even if you don't want to climb the falls you can relax in the water anyway and there is a large boardwalk to walk along and places to get in the water. This is a great place to cool off from the hot day!
Don't Miss: Dunn's River Falls
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
We didn't take a tour, so I am sure we would have enjoyed Costa Rica if we had gone on a tour. We just wondered around the town and there wasn't much to do or see.
Don't Miss: Take a tour to the rain forest or something, not much to see in the town.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Take a tour. Nothing but a little shopping at the port and the closest town is San Juan and there is nothing to see.
Oranjestad, Aruba
We went on the submarine ride to look at the fish. They were so beautiful.
Don't Miss: See the marine life one way or another. Very striking!
Cartagena, Colombia
I was very surprised on how beautiful it was. We went to the Fortress and La Popa Monastary tour. Both were worthy of your time, but it is very humid and hot so be prepared.
Don't Miss: La Popa Monastary

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