Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Wonderful 1 yr wedding anniversary

Sail Date: April 08, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: PR712

Upgraded from window to balcony then given 120 cruise dollars which allowed us to reserve two loungers on the top deck rear of the ship (called the sanctuary) all day while passing through the panama canal with food and drink service. Many other niceties also.

Cabin / Stateroom
Pretty much standard except for large balcony
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
get there by 11:oo if you can
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Panama Canal Transit
Reserve the Sanctuary if it is available. Do it when you first board.
Cartagena, Colombia
Good shopping
Oranjestad, Aruba
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Rent car and go see Vizcaya Museum and gardens.


We wanted the early dinner, but it was filled. Had 6 other wonderful friends at the late seating. Good happy conversation. Worked out great as we went to the early show so less likely to sleep during the show.

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