Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
2

Helpful Votes
0

3 out of 5

Great route cruising Canal but so so ship ambiance

Sail Date: December 20, 2015

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We've never taken a cruise this long before and we are not retired, as most of the passengers are. Retired folks love the lenght of cruise and walk out wanting more but if you are in working age, it is a bit too much. The ship itself is so so in decor - dated. The entertainment is boring, and a huge disappointment was location of the gym in enclosed area. Any other ships have the gym on upper deck looking to the ocean and here they sacrificed gym location for the sake of adding more rooms -- huge mistake -- I will not recommend the ship to any friends. Food was good and the staff super friendly.

Cabin / Stateroom Comfortable. Closet is very spacious w plenty hangers for clothing and storage space. Shower area a bit too small.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Gym located in a dungeon!
Destinations and Excursions
Would have liked a stop in Panama
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Very boring. Music was acceptable for older folks but it was same repertoire over and over again. Add some latin music!!! Did not care for sports and football games hijacking pool big screen.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Unable to tender due to strong winds
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Had a great tour arranged separate from the ship
Panama Canal Transit
This was the highlight of the trip and the main reason for taking cruise, and did not dissappoint.
Cartagena, Colombia
You can skip a tour here. Just grab a cabbie to "old town" which is completely walkable with many shops and cafes.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Best destination second to the Canal. We took a local "stingray" and snorkling tour that was one of the highlights of the entire cruise - loved it!
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
We rented a car and headed to Miami beach to stay the night then flew back next day from MIA - at half the cost of flying day prior. Plus a night is Miami Beach is totally worth it!

Tip

Don't get confined to structured dining. Do the free style and either dine solo or share table to make new friends.



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