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Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Island Princess

10 Night Panama Canal With Costa Rica & Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 21, 2018

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E212

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall a very enjoyable cruise and one we would happily recommend.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Trivia challenges were fun. My wife was disappointed with the gym, having signed up for yoga, only to have the instructor disappear without comment, leaving her and two others to do their own thing.


2 out of 5
Princess need to realign the dinner and show times - the early dinner sitting did not give time to find a seat in the theatre for the first show, whereas the second show time was too late for early diners. We ended up seeing only two shows on a ten day cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The promenade deck does not continue around the ship - one has to cut through the rear of the ship to cross over from one side to the other.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
Easy access to the cruise port and boarding process; similarly for disembarking.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
Visited Hampden Estates distillery - very good tour but not offered by the cruiseline.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Experience dampened by constant harrassment of street vendors wherever we went.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

4 out of 5

Colon, Panama

2 out of 5
Very depressing town. Tour not well structured - too much time at indiginous village, leaving only ten minutes at Gatun Locks centre before it closed at 4 p m.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Stingray City experience was great fun.


4 out of 5
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