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Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Island Princess

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

Sail date: January 09, 2018

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E322

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Terrible - poor entertainment, poor internet, poor casino, lack of activities, very unprofessional cruise activities directors. Based upon this cruise I would not take a Princess Cruise again even if it was free. The outbreak of Nuero Virus on the ship did not help not to mention it cost me an additional $250 in medical fees through no fault of mine as we were perfect healthy when we boarded the ship.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Casino Terrible and entertainment terrible except for the first two nights a comedian who was excellent


1 out of 5

Terrible stuck on the inside of the ship with no windows or natural light


1 out of 5

terrible poor selection of slots


1 out of 5

Princess Theater

1 out of 5

Except for the comedian first two nights the rest of it was terrible

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not sure what caused it but there was an outbreak of neuro virus which had many people restricted to cabins for a number of days. I found out that Princess Cruises has the 2nd worst record for breakouts of neuro virus on their ships

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Good room and storage shower a little small.

Ship tip

The internet is terrible VERY VERY VERY slow. Speedtest.net shows a result of only .25KB which is slower than dialup modem but yet they charge and arm and a leg price wise for the service Terrible.

Ports of call

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

4 out of 5

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

1 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

1 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

4 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
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