A nice cruise overall

Island Princess Cruise Review

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: November 16, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: A429

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Was traveling with elderly parents,and found excursions to make everyone happy.


5 out of 5
Very quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
MDR was about a 4 out of five rating for quality. Buffet was about a 3 out of five for quality,breakfast had mostly daily repeats.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Went to several craft making classes,nice to get together with other's to enjoy a project.


4 out of 5
Absolutely need to get to the theater half hour early to get a good seat.Princess singers and dancers were pretty good,comedian was hilarious! Comedy/magician was terrible.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Excellent waiters in MDR,room steward very accommodating.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Clean,but could use some updating.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Had Aloha 429. I thought the balcony would be a little larger than others,It looked like it was by deck plan pics,but was just a standard size balcony. Bathtub was HUGE!

Ship tip

If your sailing through the Panama canal on the Island Princess,expect a more mature crowd that is there to relax. I would not recommend it for a young family or "party crowd".

Ports of call

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
We just went on complementary shuttle to the small wildlife area close to ship,and this was our favorite port.If you like to see wildlife in a natural like jungle setting,you would enjoy this .And best of all it's free!

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

4 out of 5
Have been before,but a good bucket list destination.

Falmouth, Jamaica

2 out of 5
Tour through Princess,quality has gone downhill.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
We went on the train,canals and countryside tour through Princess.our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly,we saw wild monkey's,birds,and a crocadile.it was interesting learning about the banana plantations.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Privet swim with stingrays and snorkel tour,very nice!

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
Have been on this excursion before and find this time,the quality not as good,and felt very rushed.


5 out of 5
Very fast and easy.
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