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Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Island Princess

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

Sail date: November 11, 2017

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: D308

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The Island Princess was lovely. We enjoyed the Captain, crew, and other travelers. 15 days went by very quickly. The voice of Danial Oliver was wonderful. We listen to him often. This was a great cruise and we really had a fun time. We are looking forward to cruising with Princess again.


5 out of 5
Easy to check in. I would rate a 10 out of 10.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I can not say enough good things about the staff. The food was tasty.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Shows were hit and miss. The Singers and dancers were A plus.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Did no travel with children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Erwin was wonderful.

Ship tip

The Captain was delightful as well ass the crew.

Ports of call

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

5 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

4 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

1 out of 5
Tour guide took us to a shop for 20 minutes then back on the bus. Another 10 to 12 minute ride. Disappointing by spending 45 minutes in a museum which the time there was way to long. After a long museum visit we went to another very small jewelry shop for a free small plastic cup of beer and a drawing for a piece of jewelry. Really! Tour only had about 10 mins. to get back on the bus. Disappointment as we did not really walk around to see old town and have a bit of free time to enjoy this old town center. Next time we will take no tours.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Excellent tour and the guide was great. Would take another tour there.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Did not have enough time to enjoy the Flamingo Gardens.


4 out of 5
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