More than an ordinary Caribbean cruise

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 70

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Island Princess

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

Sail date: January 19, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D717

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This 10-night cruise offers far more than the typical seven night itineraries in the Caribbean. Highly recommended.


5 out of 5
Fast and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very good to excellent, but not outstanding.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Royal Caribbean sets the standard for shipboard entertainment. Princess has improved consistently over the last decade and is now firmly in second place.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The entire staff was excellent. Our room steward was exceptional.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is attractive, but a bit difficult to navigate from venue to venue. The shops, restaurants, etc. are not centrally located as on the Royal Caribbean Voyager Class and later ships, but are distributed between decks which makes it more difficult to move between them.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The size of the Mini-Suite is just about perfect. It was very comfortable with flexible lighting which allowed for any type of activity including comfortable reading. It was very clean and the service was exceptional.

Ship tip

Selecting a cabin in the mid ship area will greatly reduce the time to get to the various locations which are frequently visited during the cruise.

Ports of call

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
We chose walk-off disembarkation which was fast and efficient.
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