Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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1 out of 5

Food sucked. Service and cleanliness not up to par

Sail Date: December 20, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Food was terrible. The specialty restaurants were worse There was nor-virus on the boat which they did not tell us about for 3 days. The windows on the stateroom were dirty on the first day and were not cleaned. There was no entertainment to speak of. They had the crew try to do a show. lol  Days at sea with no entertainment or anything to do but  not try to stave from the bad food or get sick form the virus.  Do no eat the seafood!

Cabin / Stateroom
Old design. TV was aimed improperly so you can not see when in bed. I reported twice but never got help. Glass door was dirty. Had to request a top sheet!!!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
On and off quick
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Destinations good not we could not get off at everyone because of tenders
Onboard Activities
What ? none
None to speak off
Service and Staff
Some staff saved the day
Food and Dining
Terrible! No selection. same everyday. I think they recycle from the dinning room to the buffet the next day. Saw the same food recycled.
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Nothing there
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They would not let us off. After that many days at sea they should find a port that it is certain you can disembark
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Finally got some good food
Panama Canal Transit
Amazing testament to American engineering
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Very interesting place but not much time
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boring stop
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Great place! Lots of great food very clean


Be wary! Took two hours to get feed until we found a good server. She was a big improvement. Norvirus was on ship very quick but they did not tell us about it for three days. An honest employee told me when I asked what was going on

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