Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Trip was great; ship wasn't so hot

Sail Date: October 13, 2012

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Ship had 3 floors out of public restrooms for 1.5 days. Very inconvenient. Varnishing was done on inside of exterior doors; paint smell was bad. Wet towels on restroom floors where pipes were leaking (I guess). Realize had to use this ship to go thru canal but maybe it needs a week in dry dock to fix these problems and paint. Exterior by life boats wa being painted as well. Even could smell it outside. eXCURSIONS, CREW AND PORTS OF CALL WERE GREEAT. Didn't have too much hot water...mostly warm for showers.

Pros: Ports of call were beautiful and never been visited before. Excursions were wonderful and interesting. Crew was great.

Cons: The ship Island Princess

Recommends Island Princess? No.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was bigger than other cruise lines I've been on . Steward was excellent in his clealiness and kindness.
Service and Staff
Except for one incident in the Horizon buffet\, crew was exceptional. Waiters did everything they could for you. Steward Fernandowas above and beyond. The tea and scones at 3:30 was worth getting to a deck chair and waiting for.
Crew shows were very good and Sol Provider was exceptional.

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