Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

The Goldsworthy experience

Sail Date: December 05, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

I have added things below.  As you can tell by reading the text below we were happy with the crusise but would not recommend it to a friend.  The ship had been updated but many parts were still in need of repair.  I could not believe the size of the room.....or bathroom especially.   The comedian was right when he said you can sit on the toilet and wash your hand in the sink and your right foot in the shower.  (sorry I am comparing other ships we have been on

Cabin / Stateroom
We have had better for less money.....Too small shower built for a 5 year old.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
very disorganized especially the disembarkation. Had early flight and had to wait for tour people to go.
Ship Quality
There is some paint and repairs needed by porches and pool areas. I would like to see 2000+ people in the two tiny pools.....
Destinations and Excursions
Was not happy when we had to wait in a bus 30-40 minutes since no transportation there (Nic) return to ship
Onboard Activities
The last one was bad. The rest of the shows were really good.
Service and Staff
Joemar Palma and Ferdinand Mella were excellent.
Food and Dining
When I booked a asked for a table for 2 and eat early. We ended up with a table for four but the staff changed it for us.
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