Hot but very nice.

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: April 19, 2017

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B351

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

May might not be the best time to take the trip as it is the beginning of the rainy season so it was very hot and humid. Aruba was the biggest surprise as it is a desert island and there is not too much to see. Princess Cruises did a very good job overall and the food was very good. The canal itself is worth a try just to see it and experience the ride. Everyone took US dollars so there was no need to exchange money.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
With the very warm weather it was nice to have a covered balcony (overhang from the deck above).

Ship tip

If you take the Anytime Dining you may want to dine later as on our trip there were so many Traditional Diners with the early seating that they took 1/3 of the Anytime Dining restaurant so it was hard to get a seat.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

2 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

3 out of 5

Fuerte Amador, Panama

3 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

3 out of 5

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

2 out of 5
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