Panama Canal voyage

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: January 09, 2018

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A520

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We could have stayed longer. Thought the 2 week adventure was awesome. Such friendly hard working people on the ship.


5 out of 5
Very well organized and fast

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good and the food was very good too.

Wheelhouse Bar

5 out of 5

Had so much fun in the Wheel House Bar. We joined our friends at happy hour . Our servers were awesome and so fun and friendly. Hats off to Alberto, Nevena and Ahea. (not sure this is how to spell her name) They were the best.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
hot tub, spa, shopping, trivia, acupuncture, shows, casino, etc.


3 out of 5

The slots were pretty tight.


5 out of 5
The shows were very good and entertaining. Enjoyed them every night

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward Romeo was excellent. Very nice and accomodating. The dinning and buffet waiters were excellent also. Our Wheel House Bar servers were so friendly and fun. Especially Nevena, Ahea, (MS) and Alberto.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Every where we went on the ship was very clean. Layout and design was good

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We enjoyed our cabin. So glad we had a balcony. It was clean and we had a lot of storage. The shower power was so good. It felt like a massage. Beds were very comforable.

Ship tip

Very nice ship. Take in all or at least some of the activities listed every day. The shows are a must to attend.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
We didn't have an excursion there.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5
They don't give you enough time to shop. Would have liked to see prettier places. Did enjoy the Tequila tour.

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5
Our friends were stung by bees. Pretty views and beaches.

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

3 out of 5
Pretty churches, very poor country

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

4 out of 5
It was okay. Maybe too much time on the bus and not seeing much of the country.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
We didn't stop but enjoyed watching the ship go through the canal from our balcony.

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
The walking tour was great. Didn't like being followed by the venders all time while walking.

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Very beautiful beaches. Enjoyed the Natural bridges

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
The boat ride was okay. Thought we would see more. The man who put on the Alligater show was too talkative. Didn't have time to shop around after the boat ride b/c we had to be at the Airport.


4 out of 5
Good, we had a porter help us with our luggage and he was great. Couldn't have done it without him. Too much luggage..LOL
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