The Panama Canal

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 14, 2016
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: E628
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Panama Canal was the highlight of the cruise.  It is truly a marvel of engineering.  The new channel being built for larger ships is also amazing.  School books and other stories about the canal do not do it justice.


In Jamaca, we recommend making your excursion plans in advance, either through the ship or BJ's travel agency.  There were  six ships in port with us and people booking excursions on the dock were not able to not able to do all the things they wanted, and the price at the dock were higher.


We definitely recommend this cruise for all ages.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
At last a closet that had room for all the clothes we had. Also, you were able to get into the closet, safe, and bathroom without hitting someone with a door.
3 out of 5
The excursion to the Monastery was beautiful, but on the way up the mountain there was garbage thrown all over the hillsides.
3 out of 5
The city is beautiful but the street vendors were relentless.
5 out of 5
Definitely the highlight of the trip. I did not matter is you took an excursion or stayed on the ship. Either option is great
5 out of 5
be sure to book your excursion in advance.
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