Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Deck Hand

7+ 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: Suite

My husband and I took this cruise with another couple. We had a great time, but we have been on about 25 other cruises and had never been on the Princess Line. I have to say we expected a little more from this line then we got. The service was fine, but thats it just fine, no one really went out of their way to provide any exceptional service. The food was ok too. Once again, just ok, nothing exceptional. We went to the specialty dinning rooms twice. The one is Sabatini's, well worth the extra money, food was very good and there was plenty of it.......the other, the Bayou Cafe was totally opposite. The main dinner didn't come with a choice of sides, you got one small dessert size plate with about 2 tablespoons of 4 or 5 different things on it that you had to share with one other person. We had a good laugh trying to share 2 tablespoons or rice. The meat we had (filet mignon) was delicious but to tell you the truth you should save your money and not bother going to this restaurant. Overall everything was ok with the ship although I must say, the desserts were extrodinary, in all the cruises we have been on these were the best. My waistline is proof of that! The entertainment on the ship leaves much to be desired. Don't plan on any great shows........their main show, was terrible, the girl who was one of the lead singers was singing so low you could hardly hear her, the dancers were out of step with each other and we weren't the only ones who got up and left midshow, This happened at almost all of the shows. Overall the entire cruise was ok, nothing special, but its always nice to be on vacation!

Pros: Desserts

Cons: Specialty Restaurant

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

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