Just ok.

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Island Princess

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

Sail date: November 10, 2018

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A441

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The staffing was phenomenal. My cabin steward, Ephraim, was very attentive and professional and friendly. Horizon restaurant staff were extremely attentive and pleasant. A Ms. Bazana (from Serbia) was always a welcome site in the mornings when I went in for breakfast.


4 out of 5
Quick and seamless routing of passengers.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Cost of specialty restaurants a bit costly.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Gym/ fitness center was stuck in a windowless corner. Would have liked an Ocean view instead of a television screen.


2 out of 5
Mama Mia movie, ok....but not recent. The Denzel Washington movie, Equalizer2, was too specific, ie, bloody gangster type movie, to be entertaining. Alternate suggestions: Hidden Figures; Black Panther.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Unfortunately, I had to pay for a double occupancy. There is no “ single supplement” payment allowance. I will probably not be sailing again with Princess for this reason.

Ship tip

I would caution them that activities were geared towards elderly people ( with the exception of “nightclubs”)

Ports of call

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
The ship sponsored excursion was reasonably priced.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
The guide for my shore excursion was excellent. However, I would have preferred to see a bit more of the city rather than spend time in a bazaar/shopping location for half an hour.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal) Did not visit port

Rain cancelled excursions

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
I would have preferred watching the documentary about the Panama Canal while waiting to disembark instead of being constantly urged to purchase the ship sponsored dvd.
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