Excellent cruise, ship needs renovating

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Island Princess

15 Night Panama Canal - Ocean To Ocean Eastbound (San Francisco To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: December 05, 2018

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Excellent cruise. Highly recommend. The ship needs renovating though. The theater is too small, so get there early in order to get a seat. The onboard entertainment was exceptional.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Old ship. Plumbing leaks in the hallway that need to be fixed.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had a mini-suite with a balcony. Bathroom tiles had mildew stains. The bathroom needs to be renovated. Couch had stains as well.

Ports of call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Just used for embarking as we had been here before.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Took the highlights tour of San Jose which was fine.

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

5 out of 5
Took the carriage ride in Granada and the boat ride which were excellent. Enjoyed seeing the monkeys on the islands during the boat ride.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Took the jungle aerial tram and the boat cruise. Enjoyed seeing the birds and crocodiles on the boat ride.

Fuerte Amador, Panama

5 out of 5
Took the excursion to the Embera Indian Village. It was amazing.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Fascinating going through the locks. Highly recommend.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Took the excursion that included the fortress and the old city highlights. Excellent. Would love to spend more time in the old city. The vendors are a bit pushy though.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Just used to disembark as we had been here before.


5 out of 5
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