Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4 out of 5

Panama cruise

Sail Date: April 05, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

very enjoyable except the average age was very high (70's). It would have been nice to know that before I booked. The ship was very quiet after 9pm. It would have been much more fun to have a younger group who stayed up past 9pm and danced or did Karaoke. Also the pool deck was very boring, only a couple of activities in 10 days and the band only played for a short time each afternoon. The rest of the time they had video of nature or wildlife with spa type relaxation music. That was way to sedate and boring for my taste.
Ship Quality
very creaky and noisy when I was trying to sleep
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Bar staff great. Waiter did not even understand us and would get our order wrong, Casino staff was abrupt and not very friendly
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
loved them all
Oranjestad, Aruba
snorkling and saw a shipwreck
Cartagena, Colombia
Horse carriage through old town - great
Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)
Ferried through the Pacific locks - very informational tour - loved it
Colon, Panama
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Zip line in rainforest - great except for almost an hour bus ride each way
George Town, Grand Cayman
Stingray city and city tour - the best of the trip - loved it


Casino process complicated at first. Not bad after you understand.

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