A very nice time

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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10 Night Roundtrip Panama Canal (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 10, 2011
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago

I liked the size of the ship. You could remember people that you had seen at another time. the food was wondrful and the crew and staff did everything they could to make your vacation one of your best.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Our wait staff in any dining venue was excellent.


5 out of 5
Wasn't keen on the comedian. But glad that his whole routine wasn't "bathroom humor" or off color jokes.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Did not meet a staff member that did not try to meet all your needs and wants. It is amazing how the crew with all the different languages, customs, and from different cultures worked so well together.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The nicest place to sit was in the hallway outside the Wheelhouse bar if you were going to be inside.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It had been awhile since the room's window sill had been cleaned - hair from another passenger. Under the bottom shelf in the bathroom and under the beds needed attention also.
5 out of 5
The zip-line was so much fun and the park where we were was fascinating with the research they are doing about frogs. Wished we could have stayed longer.
Don't Miss: Zip-lining.
5 out of 5
So enjoyed swimming with dolphins and holding a sting ray. The falls were beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Don't Miss: The dolphins
5 out of 5
Loved the glass-bottomed boat ride.
5 out of 5
A beautiful country I would like to visit again. The Spanish Galleon cruise was wonderful.
5 out of 5
So enjoyed learning about the locks.

Pros: I liked the places we visited, the tours I took, and the friendliness of the staff on the ship

Cons: Need to rethink "saving the environment." It seemed so ridiculous to hang up your towels when they just took them off from whereever they were and you got clean ones. also, the amount of paper was simply wasteful. Everyday we got a paper asking about fresh fruit. Everyday - at least twice a day

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

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