Great Panama Canal itinerary.

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Island Princess

19 Panama Canal Pacific Adventure (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 21, 2017

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin number: A209

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great ports and lots of sea days, which we enjoy. Only problem was over crowded dining room and tables for 2 or 4.


5 out of 5
Uneventful and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Good food but dining room was over crowded and almost all tables for 8 or more. Not enough tables for 2 or 4 people.


5 out of 5

Wonderful dinner on New Year’s Eve. One of the best special dining we have tried.

Bordeaux Dining Room

2 out of 5

All large tables. Overcrowded. Felt hurried. Long line.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Had excellent filet.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


2 out of 5
Did not go to shows but tv and movie selection was poor.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff and crew were outstanding. All courteous and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great balcony.

Ship tip

Choose time for dining during shows otherwise long line.

Ports of call

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5
Great boat trip but somewhat of a stampede and confusing getting off ship and long walk on dock.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Great trip to rainforest. Ground tour very organized.

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

5 out of 5
Wonderful carriage ride and boat trip. Ground tour company outstanding.

Manzanillo, Mexico

4 out of 5
Did not tour. Short walk.


5 out of 5
One of the best in LA.

Traveler Photos

Rainforest Canal from balcony of A209 Carriage ride. Worth it.  🇳🇮 Island Princess Great balcony A209
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