Island Princess Magical Chistmas Cruise

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Island Princess

19 Panama Canal Pacific Adventure (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 21, 2017

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C516

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The best part was being on this beautifully decorated ship for Christmas. Our Captain Michael Tavor also made this cruise better than others we have taken. His personality and friendliness, his personal concern about every passenger set a standard that other ship captains should follow. It was a pleasure to hear him and see him all over the ship !


5 out of 5
Very organized . As soon as we pulled up porters took our luggage. Check in was quick and efficient. We were on board by 12:30 and in our cabin by 1:000pm and luggage arrived shortly after !

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Some nights we felt the food offerings in the main dining room limiting, and buffet dinners not that appealing. We were disappointed that this ship did not have Chops Grill which we loved on other ships. Instead the Bayou Steakhouse did not suit our taste buds . Our favorite specialty restaurant was Sabatini's where we ate two times. We also loved the Crab Shack !


5 out of 5

Love this venue. The food is cooked fresh to order. The service is excellent, especially our waiter Sherman Williams , no kidding ! He is always smiling, pleasant and accommodating !

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
The singes and dance shows were excellent .

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The entire staff was always smiling, accommodating , and high energy ! More so than other cruises we have taken !

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was impeccably clean . Loved the layout and size of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The bed was super comfortable . Our cabin attendant was great. always asked if we needed anything .Our Premium Balcony was larger deeper than usual.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Easy access . Did not do an excursion since we once lived there.

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5
No excusion.

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

4 out of 5
Took ships excursion to IXapa Mayon Ruins. Our guide was very informed. The most exciting part of the tour was at the museum where dancers performed . The costumes were amazing !

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Did not visit port

Did not get off the ship

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

5 out of 5
took a ships excursion from San Jan del Sur Granada . Had a wonderful buffet lunch at a hotel where it was lovely in a exquisite dining room with musicians and dancers to entertain us.

Manzanillo, Mexico Did not visit port

too hot to get off the ship !


5 out of 5
Everything went smoothly !
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