Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: December 20, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D706

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Excellent cruise. Enjoyed the entertainment. The spa services. The casino. And. the lectures about the history of each port.


5 out of 5
Easy. Ten minutes. Our bags were delivered to the room within five minutes of embaration.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Any time dining. James Banaag (waiter) and Salvador Evangelista (junior waiter) were EXCELLENT! Food was delivered - on time. Right temperature. James and Salvador - are gentlemen and true pros.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The casino was fun - won over a thousand dollars. Flynn (bartender), Kevelyn (bar steward) and Ryan (bar steward) were fun; drinks delivered quickly - with a friendly greeting.


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Marie Morrison - gave the best manicure and pedicure - I have ever had (dating back 40 years).

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ships layout and design - are fine. The ship itself - is a little aged.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bed - was comfortable. Room location - terrific.

Ship tip

Pre-pay gratuity and purchase the internet package. Purchase show excursions prior to boarding.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
$15 - for cab from the airport to the ship. Easiest way.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
Hop on - hop off bus - is the way to go. Easy access - you can see the sites of Cartagena with one go-around.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
Go to the lecture on board - detailing the history of the Canal (the day prior to sailing). For the best view - get up early on the day of partial passage - and head to the front of the ship.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
We went to the White House, Beautiful beach day - with a pool. And private lunch. Highly recommend.


5 out of 5
Easy. Through customs within 20 minutes.
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