Great Panama Cruise

Island Princess Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Island Princess

22 Night Panama Canal & Pacific Coast (Ft. Lauderdale To Vancouver)

Sail date: April 09, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

This was definitely one of my favorite trips since it was on my bucket list. Definitely would recommend this trip to anyone. Just remember Princess is not for everyone. It’s for those who enjoy a slower pace and want to relax. Looking forward to the next one.


5 out of 5
We are Platinum members always easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great in the MDR and the buffet. Lots of options.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Great place to have a Pub lunch and speciality dinner.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We love going on a date to see a move in the Princess Theater. Never disappoints

Internet Cafe

5 out of 5

My favorite place to grab a snack or dessert because they offer things that aren’t offered anywhere else on the ship plus you can bring it back to your room.


4 out of 5
Some of the shows are not our cup of tea, but we are always busy so it’s not a problem.

Grand Atrium

5 out of 5

Princess has some of the most beautiful atriums of cruise ships.

Children's Programs

We don’t have young children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff always goes out of their way and we always get great service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was clean and never had a problem with maintenance.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Had a balcony and had the best experience when we went through the locks of the canal.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Port Everglades has lots to do beautiful beaches and great restaurants.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Cartagena was ok not very clean and not much to do. The little zoo when you get off of the ship was cute.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
This was one of my bucket list experiences and it didn’t disappoint. We were so close to the ship moving locomotives that I was able to fist bump the guy operating it.

Fuerte Amador, Panama

5 out of 5
Got to see a sloth great day.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Fed the local monkey saw some beautiful country.

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

5 out of 5
I’ve heard a few bad things about Nicaragua and I will say that we had a great time seeing the sights. We will definitely be back.

Huatulco, Mexico

4 out of 5
Small city bought some salsa that was made from worms

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Spent the day on the beach at a local all inclusive resort perfect couldn’t have better.

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Did not visit port


4 out of 5
Not a place to visit.
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