2 Day Panama Cruise

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Island Princess

21 Night Panama Canal Grand Adventure (Ft. Lauderdale To Vancouver)

Sail date: April 19, 2017

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: C731

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

My understanding is that this is one of the very few yearly cruises that spends 2 days in Panama, one full day for the crossing and one day for excursions.  Virtually ALL passengers were transfixed on the crossing from morning until night, both on their balconies or public viewing areas, which was enhanced by the broadcast commentaries, AND the on screen (TV) cameras into every room.  I was not overly excited by the ports visited, or perhaps my choice of excursions was not the best, having opted for many city tours.  I avoided more exotic, (jungle or out of the main stream) tours, which I normally would have preferred, as I had concerns about ZIKA.  NOTE that I saw NO mosquitoes in any of the locations that I visited!!!  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
This stateroom was part of a new construction for this ship, which seemed to suffer from some design flaws. There were workmen nearly daily trying to tweak these problems, mostly with regard to rattles and lack of hot water.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Fuerte Amador, Panama

3 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

1 out of 5

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

1 out of 5

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
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