Panama Canal Cruise

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

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).

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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!


5 out of 5
Lots of options to suit everyone's taste.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were all very helpful and friendly. We were made to feel like we were valued and cared about by everyone.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

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!

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