Panoramic Panama 🇵🇦 Canal

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: November 20, 2018

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: P511

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

All in all, everything was great. The Panama Canal Cruise 🚢 is highly recommendable.


4 out of 5
OK, as there is a Platinum member check in line

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The buffet was great, main dining room as good as always.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pools were not as crowded as some cruises.


2 out of 5
A few good comedians, dancers 💃🏻 were on par with other cruises

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room steward & waiters were great.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Smaller ship, no complaints.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
On par with other cruises.

Ship tip

Secret viewing balcony at the front of the ship 🚢 on decks 10 & 11 gave excellent panoramic views as we transited the Canal.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Stayed @ Best Western Cruiseport for shuttle to embark.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Old city tour was great

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Amazing, one of the engineering wonders of the world 🌎

Fuerte Amador, Panama

4 out of 5
Tender into Panama 🇵🇦 City

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
Not much to see dockside.

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

4 out of 5
Quaint town.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Lots to do, lots of duty free shopping

San Francisco, California

4 out of 5
Spent a few days after disembarking, lots of tourist attractions.


4 out of 5
Platinum guests waited in main restaurant, then disembarked by color code schedule.

Traveler Photos

Rainy day in Panama S.America on left, N. America on right Gatun Lake Gatun lock (4) Gatun lock (3) Gatun lock (2) Gatun lock (1) Atlantic Bridge Tugboat aligns the ship Island Princess
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