Awsome cruise Through the Panama Canal

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Island Princess

15 Night Panama Canal - Ocean To Ocean (Ft. Lauderdale To Los Angeles)

Sail date: November 01, 2016

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C230

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We really liked going through the Canal and listening about the history of the Canal. We were on deck 10 in C230 which was about 10 cabins from the secret deck. We watched going through the Canal from there.


We were really impressed with embarkation and disembarkation. Both of them were really smooth. I think it took about 20 mins. to get the ship. And maybe an hour to get off and part of that was just waiting at our assigned place. Once we started moving, we were off the ship in no time.


The mini-suite was really comfortable and roomy. The shower had a tub, which it gave more room for showering. Our steward was awesome. In fact everyone we came in contact with were extremely nice.


We didn't go on too many excursions. We just went off the ship and walked around. Only in a couple of places were the vendors were pushy. But over all the ports were nice.


Going to the shows were fun, like people said, you need to get to them early in order to get a good seat. But the shows were really good. I liked the fact that they had a band, instead of canned music during the shows.


We did have some bumpy seas. Made walking interesting! Watching people in the pool when the water was moving around was fun. Had our own wave pool.


We really did enjoy this cruise! 


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Oliver was our room steward and was great at taking care of us.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
From what I saw ,they were always cleaning. Did not see any major problems.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice cabin. Was a mini-suite, Had a nice size balcony, perfect for the Ultimate Balcony Dinner. Some noise, but nothing that drove us crazy. Kinda sounded like a vacuum cleaner.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

3 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
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