Relaxing Panama Cruise

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: November 06, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: P507

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

If it wasn’t for the smell in the cabin it would’ve been a fabulous cruise


5 out of 5
Easy Smooth and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining was excellent a nice variety to chose from

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
One pool was peaceful tranquil with comfortable cushion lawn chairs. It felt like a large spa pool. The other pool was the party side live music and movies


4 out of 5
Encore performance was nice and the 2nd choice was the Elton John tribute.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Lots to do air hockey video games etc

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
If it wasn’t for 3 rude unhelpful employees I would’ve given a 5 star.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Stateroom shower very small I think 2x2 It was the smallest I ever since

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The size is about 140 sq feet. Scuffed up OakWood furniture. The rug looked worn out. 1 outlet with 2 plugs the hair dryer kept falling everytime we used the outlet. I could’ve accepted all of that but the worst was the nauseating sewage smell from the bathroom almost everyday. There was back up coming from the shower drain. Which we reported numerous times.

Ship tip

Book a balcony or higher class stateroom above the 6th floor. Everyone beside us complained about the smell.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
The port is secluded with top security but outside across from the port is a shopping center near terminal 2

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Gorgeous Beaches

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Shopping city walk site seeing

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
Watching the ship go through the old canal was impressive. Rising from each lock. We booked an excursions so we can disembark at the canal to see the new locks. For $80pp they take you to the lookout for 2hours then back to ship at cristobal. Overpriced.

Cristobal, Panama

3 out of 5
There isn’t anything at this terminal only cargo. The locals setup about 10 tables to sell custom jewelry and there is a small performance.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

4 out of 5
Went to playa Bonita

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Beautiful clean port lots to do


5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Very small shower P507
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