Met all of my expectations.

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 04, 2016
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: A624
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The canal itself is the main attraction and it is an amazing story and engineering feat. grand Cayman had some of the liveliest reefs I have seen anywhere. The ship was new and fresh in nearly everything. I do wish there was a bit more time allowed in ports, but due to travel times, this was not possible. There is enough time for excursions, but not for walking around the ports. However, walking too far off the beaten track in Colon is not recommended anyway.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Very little participation form guests. The staff offered, but few participated in sports events. Probably due to average age of cruisers. This is not a young persons ship.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Did not use, but there was little available for only 5 kids on board.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
No complaints. Comfy bed, enough space to move around. Great balcony views.

Ship Tip

If selecting anytime dining you can still make reservation by calling shortly after 9am. Do this if you plan to dine at prime times like between 6 and 7:30PM. Sharing a table is good idea if you want to meet people.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Be sure to move around ship during the crossing to see form different perspectives.
1 out of 5
Too many street vendors.
5 out of 5
Food is a bit pricey, but excellent snorkel and scuba.
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