Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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3 out of 5

Princess Partial Transit of Panama Canal

Sail Date: January 20, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We thought the ship was well maintained although old.  The food was delicious and the service great except for the passenger service desk.  The on-shore excursions from Princess left a great deal to be desired and the prices were too high.  We got a better deal on excursions through our travel agent.  Of the 4 excursions we had only one where the guide was knowledgeable about the area.  That wasan excursion from Greenway in Costa Rica.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Escept for passenger services desk
need a larger auditorium, because often filled too early
Onboard Activities
Too many lines
Destinations and Excursions
Maybe the Princess staff should try some of the excursions themselves before selling the tickets to passengers.


Get to the auditorium early if you want to see a show.
Book your excursion through a travel agent before the cruise. Better excursions at a better price.

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