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Island Princess Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Island Princess

4 Night Eastern Caribbean Getaway (Fort Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B506

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

A 4 day cruise affords you time to relax and enjoy the ship.


5 out of 5
Very easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
This was a short, inexpensive cruise and it felt like Princess cut corners because of the low price. If one is a regular Princess cruiser, the cuts were obvious. Food was okay, room steward did the minimum, etc.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots to do such as Trivia, game shows, dance lessons, etc.


5 out of 5
The Princess Singers and Dancers always put on a great show. The headliner singer, forgot his name, was amazing. He sang everything from pop to opera.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The dining room staff were extremely attentive and made the members of my party feel special. Kudos to the head waiter Michael.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
This ship is smaller than most Princess ships with a very different layout. It was designed to go through the old Panama Canal locks. It was very clean and did not show her age. Our Balcony room was a bit smaller than on other ships, but there was more than enough room for the two of us.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
The pool was very crowded as there were two ships in port that day. Shopping area is small with the usual stores. We did not elect to do an excursion due to the recent, negative publicity concerning the D R.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
This our home port as we live here.


4 out of 5
Our room steward was pushing us to do a “self assist” disembarkation which we did not want. We went to the customer service desk and they quickly changed us to the color/number of another traveling companion.
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