FIRST NIGHT WAS VERY DIFFICULT, THEN SMOOTH SAILING

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Island Princess

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

Sail date: January 09, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B315

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

the first night at 2 am we discovered the cabin was flooded, very frightening. My brother's cabin was next door, also impacted by the flood, also moved. We were moved twice which took an evening and the entire morning the next day. We were offered a small sum for compensation. We had another major problem on a Holland America cruise last year. Both lines under the same parent company. The Princess cruise improved after 1 1/2 days. All in all, I think I will consider another cruise company next trip. I travel on cruises 20+ days per year.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
EAST AND FAST

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
NICE CHOICES, FOOD WAS OK

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
GYM, TOO HOT AND TOO DARK IN THE GYM, NOT ENOUGH TREADMILLS

Entertainment

3 out of 5
MOST WERE OK, DIDN'T LIKE THE AVANT GUARDE PROGRAM ABOUT THE ASIAN FAMILY

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
CABIN STAFF WAS EXCELLENT

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
COMPARING TO CELEBRITY AND HOLLAND AMERICA

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
ORIGINALLY 315 MOVED TO 331 FIRST NIGHT AT 2 AM DUE TO FLOOD IN CABIN, SHOWER WAY TOO SMALL, CLOSET TOO LARGE, COULD HAVE HAD BIGGER BATHROOM

Ship tip

CHECK TO SEE IF YOU CAN GET A LARGER BATHROOM OPTION, DO NOT STAY IN AFT ABOVE ENGINES

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
TOO MUCH TIME IN SOUVENIR SHOPS IS WASTEFUL TIME PLANNING

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

3 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
EASY AND FAST
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