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Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Island Princess

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

Sail date: November 26, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A437

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a lovely time. The ship is beautiful and most of the crew delightful. Really loved the sea days. Lots to do on the ship.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Waited over an hour in the stuffy waiting room with too few seats and no air circulation

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The buffet is excelant, great food, staff and views. The anytime dining is beautiful, but our waiter Milton acted as if we were bothering him. The Bayou is outstanding in food and service.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the pool area.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
All the show were wonderful except the magication.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Guest services was a little disappointing in their attitude and behavior toward us with an inquiry. Also the staff was confused as which department did what.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our room and especially the balcony. A wonderful way to see the ports and the Panama Canal. Coffee every morning or the balcony.

Ship tip

Explore the ship. Each deck has something different.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
This is the embarkation/disembarkation port. We explored FLL on our own. Lots to do and see. Loved it.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We took the PC island bus tour. Very fun and informative.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Did not disembark here. It was a very long walk from the ship to the port entrance. Princess was not clear as to available ground transportation.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

3 out of 5
Took the PC train trip. What a waste of time. Ferried to port, boarded a bus to Cristobal. Boarded a train to Panama City. Boarded the bus that followed us from Cristobal. Which took us to a terrible shopping mall then took us back to Cristobal where we boarded the ship. Loved the Canal!

Cristobal, Panama

3 out of 5
Did not see much of this port. Bused into port, took train to Panama City then bused back to Cristobal.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Took the PC train/boat ride. Loved it. Very fun old train with a lot of chariter. Nice people. Great guide.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Went out on our own and had a wonderful experience. Found a bus ride that turned into a tour. Ask for Kenneth. Him is an outstanding guide.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and efficient. Except for Customs.
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