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Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Island Princess

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

Sail date: October 07, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A516

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Not a princess cruise fan but they had a veterans appreciation event on board and all veterans were shown appreciation for their service.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining room and the horizon buffets were excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
N/A. Did not participate in any on board activities.


4 out of 5
Good, especially the comedian and the ship entertainment crew.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The main dining room waiter, asst. waiter, cabin steward and horizon buffet staff were fantastic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Closets were large accommodating all luggage and clothes. Liked the cabin safe and the ease of use.

Ship tip

If you a poker player be prepared to play on the electronic poker table that could crash at anytime. Be prepared to pay for all your drinks in the casino regardless of the amount of money you lose. Accumulated points in the casino apply toward future cruises on princess cruise line. Never seen that before.

Ports of call

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
Arranged our own tour after getting off the ship. Vehicle didn't have adequate air causing discomfort for all passengers. Different prices quoted for different passengers.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
Ship sailed through the canal. Never experienced this before. Able to view sailing through canal from stateroom balcony. Awesome sight.

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Did not do excursion. Went in Rolex shop, Harley Davidson shop, and Diamond International shop to price ring. Down side was the Harley Davidson shop, made a purchase, attempted to use Amex card and ended up having to use visa card. I personally think that Amex card failure to complete purchase was intentional to force use of another card. Don't know that to be a fact; just a hunch.


5 out of 5
Excellent!!!! Able to use EZ process whereby for fee received Delta airline boarding passes, Delta luggage tags that checked bags to final destination. Once bags were placed outside of stateroom never saw bags agains until we arrived back in Atlanta. Well worth the cost to not have to handle bags at customs.
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