Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Nice Cruise

Sail Date: October 01, 2009

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our fourth cruise and second with Princess. Overall, it was a nice cruise and we loved the Panama Canal. The entertainment was good and the comedians were exceptional. The ship is nice but smaller than ships we have been on in the past. The casino was very good to the lady that won $485,000 on a slot machine, but the BlackJack tables are less fun with the card dealing machines. The staterooms are what you would expect but the shower was so small you couldn't turn around. In my opinion, the food was terrible in both the dining room and the buffet. There are two buffet lines with the same food and the setup makes it very chaotic and impossible to find an empty table. The dining service is outstanding, but cannot make up for the poor food. All service on the ship was outstanding. The ports were nice to visit, but we have no desire to visit Columbia again. The visit in Aruba, all 4 hours, was entirely too short. Jamaica was also a very short visit. If you are looking for a party cruise with a young crowd, Look Elsewhere! If you want a quiet, relaxing cruise on a decent ship, this is it.

Pros: The Princess employees were outstanding, very accomodating and helpful.

Cons: The food in the buffet and dining room were by far the worst of any cruise we have been on.

Recommends Island Princess? No.

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