Not what I expected of Princess

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Roundtrip Panama Canal (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 30, 2012
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 703
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

This cruise was not up to the level I expected from Princess. Our first cruise was an Alaska cruise with Princess and the food, activities and service were great. One of our favorite things was a hot room service breakfast, but not so with this cruise. The only thing on the menu was a continental breakfast or a breakfast sandwich similar to an egg McMuffin from McDonalds - not what I expected from Princess Cruises which I remembered as the best cruise I had ever taken. Also, there was a lack of educational activities and an excess of sales pitches. However, I think the entertainment was top class.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Nothing special

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not much except trivia.


5 out of 5
Best thing about the cruise except staff talent show - enough with the karaoke!

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service in stateroom and dining room.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well kept and clean

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small and no room for a sofa

Ship Tip

The library is nice if you can get one the leather chairs. If you write something on the menu that is not listed, you will get it.

3 out of 5
Long wait to board and no special treatment as a return cruiser
3 out of 5
Not much there and not much to do
5 out of 5
Interesting vibrant city - would like more time
Very interesting and highlight of the cruise
5 out of 5
Good for shopping and close to ship
5 out of 5
Really interesting and tour guide was wonderful
5 out of 5
Pretty island and a good way to see if you would want to return - I would!
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