Trip was great; ship wasn't so hot

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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10 Night Roundtrip Panama Canal (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 13, 2012
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Crew shows were very good and Sol Provider was exceptional.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was bigger than other cruise lines I've been on . Steward was excellent in his clealiness and kindness.

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.

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