Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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5 out of 5

Panama Canal Cruise

Sail Date: December 01, 2009

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

This was my first cruise so I have nothing with which to compare the ship; however, the Island Princess was very clean, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the food was great. The shows were not our speed - too "cheesy" for us, but the other activities were fun (i.e., karaoke, bingo, Wii, other group games).

Pros: Meeting all the wonderful people & seeing all the different places.

Cons: I wasn't able to find enough info on the excursions. Would have liked to have more info to make better informed decisions.

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The buffett was to be expected - not the greatest - but still good. The dining room was was excellent. We also enjoyed having breakfast roomservice most mornings, which was perfect. Best meal? A hamburger on our balcony for lunch. It was GREAT!
Cabin / Stateroom
We were mid-ship, which was great since we had some moderate waves on a few days. The mini-suite was nice even if the bathroom and shower are very small! Next cruise, if we can afford it, we will go for the full suite which has a very large bathroom with a bathtub and a full-sized shower.
Service and Staff
The staff were all very helpful and friendly. We were made to feel like we were valued and cared about by everyone.
Lots of options to suit everyone's taste.

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