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Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 48

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Island Princess

10 Night Roundtrip Panama Canal (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 08, 2012

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A309

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a nice cruise. I just didn't enjoy that 12 hours of watching walls as we went through the canal. Clearly it was interesting for most passengers, so If you are into that, go.


5 out of 5
Embarkation at Ft Lauderdale is always short and sweet

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great no matter where we ate. Buffet, Dining Room, Pool side, Room Service, didn't matter. We never went hungry.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The entertainment pool side was great. Passenger participation made it even funnier.


5 out of 5

So quiet and peaceful, awesome spot to relax.


3 out of 5
We saw very few comedy shows, only 2 offered during our 10 day cruise.

Children's Programs

not traveling with small child

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was excellent, Staff were friendly and helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice design, layout. Many areas available to 'get away' from it all. Quiet, peaceful.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable. Clean.

Ship tip

Smaller Ship, well maintained.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
The view from the ship leaving the port is beautiful. People in condo's on their balcony waving to us as we cruised by.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We did a water park excursion that also had snorkeling. It was nice, plenty to do.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
We went on a tour that included an Island drive and shopping.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
This was rated excellent from those traveling with me. I felt like we were never going to get through that canal. Not so fun for me.

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5
No excursion, it's the other side of the canal.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
This was fun, we took an aerial tram ride thru what looked like a Jungle.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Grand Cayman is beautiful. We went snorkeling and saw many colorful fish, along with many swim fins looking at the same fish.


5 out of 5
Easy, Ft. Lauderdale.

Traveler Photos

Crystal Clear Salt Water- Beautiful Island
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