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Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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15 Night Panama Canal - 2 Day Canal Experience (Ft. Lauderdale To Los Angeles)
Sail Date: October 02, 2016
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: E304
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 months ago

My favorite stop was Costa Rica.  The people are so nice and there is so much to see. The cruise staff was amazing.  They all try so hard to make sure everything is just right!  Excellent food.  Nice cruise length, enjoyed all the sea time.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I requested a gluten free diet and they were incredibly helpful in the dining room.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Really enjoyed the wine tastings and Zumba. Would have liked to have done yoga.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Loved the comedy shows and Danny, The acoustic guitar player and singer.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Rizzy and Darshan, in the Crooner's (Martini) Bar are great! They provide very good service, remember your name, your charge number and what you drink. Very professional as well as friendly!!!

Raymond the head waiter in the Bourdeaux (any time dining), was very professional, took great care of my gluten free needs and overall just a really nice guy!

Last, but not least, Emil Acupanna, waiter extraordinaire, was such a treat, professional, personable and quite an entertainer. We thoroughly enjoyed him.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was nice and very clean, but smaller and the cabins were small as well (showers awful).

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was small and the shower was the worst.

Ship Tip

- Go on a diet before the cruise because you most likely will gain weight with all the great food.
- Anytime dining is really convenient especially when you go into port. You have more flexibility.
- Great comedy shows and Danny, the acoustic guitar player and singer was excellent.

5 out of 5
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