It was Okay

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: September 26, 2018

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A624

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Mostly it was about the food. The first few days at dinner I thought the cuts of meat were low grade especially the prime rib.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Horizon Court

3 out of 5

There should have been more ways to get special orders for breakfast.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Lotus Spa

4 out of 5

There was no hot tub in Sauna room. Other than that pretty decent Sauna.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very small shower. Bed was very comfortable but small.

Ship tip

Find rooms at mud to front of ship.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Did not visit port

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Did not visit port

Convenient golf course next to ship which should have been on a package for day trip.

Huatulco, Mexico

4 out of 5

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

4 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

1 out of 5
The ship could not port because of bad conditions. To windy.

Fuerte Amador, Panama

4 out of 5
Yes but univenful.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Spectacular. The star of the trip. The reason we went.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Constantly being pestered by the locals even when you said No to them. From start to finish. The same locals would be following us the whole time.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port


3 out of 5
They catered to the Americans first.
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