My husbands birthday cruise very special

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Island Princess

10 Night Roundtrip Panama Canal (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2013

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: C201

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

The cruise met our expectations and more. The upgrade to a mini-suite spoiled us but added not only extra room and amenities but also extra spice to the trip. It was the icing on the birthday cake for my hubby. Food was excellent of course, ship was spotless, staff friendly and courteous, tours fantastic. My favorite was the Aerial Tram thru the Costa Rico Rain Forest. Beautiful, educational, and memorable. Panama Canal transit was also quite memorable and educational. All the tour guides we had were exceptional. Even the movies on board were top notch. The Oscar nominations were well represented. I also want to comment the travel agency staff. They helped me make the right cruise selection for us and were very personable and nice and knowledegeable and were responsible for coordinating the upgrade. We would definitely want to workw ith you again. Thanks so much for all your hard work. Barbara & Lee.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Nice variety and delicious

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
pricing on photos are way too high. I think Princess can do better.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

not applicable to us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Friendly, courteous, helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Staff was cleaning every day all areas

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Mini Suite made our trip.

Ship tip

Book your tours in advance where possible to avoid sell outs.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
All the street vendors wore me out, but walking tour was good, in terms of seeing the Old City although a very hot day

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
very educational and interesting

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
loved the Rain Forest and the beauty of the country. Tour guide Jason Clark was excellent.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Been there several times so only partook of the shopping.
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