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5.0

Great Cruise and Ship by cedykman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess

Don't need any tours - towns are right there - very short walks

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4.3

Wonderful Alaska Cruise by RANDYPEL01

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Disembarkation and Embarkation process was great, Main entertainment was great, but lounges were not so great as previous cruises. Dining in main dinning room was just okay not to standard of previous cruises; Meals were slow, food was cold or sometimes you did not get what you had ordered. Cafeteria style dinning was not pleasant at all, long wait lines, not enough seating, eggs were cold or broken, omelets took a long time to arrive once ordered.

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4.5

Interesting Ship experience by Worldtraveled

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

I enjoy the Alaska cruise scene, this was my 4th trip. I want to go again

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4.0

Just finished a seven day... by KauaiKeith

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Ship: Island Princess

Just finished a seven day cruise from Los Angeles to Vancouver with stops in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Astoria and Victoria. Great ports and the service onboard was exceptional. Ship is a little dated but it never felt crowded. Would sail on Island Princess again.

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4.9

Great Pacific Coastal Cruise by dalawrence

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

Loved this cruise. First time cruising pacific coast. Highly recommend.

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3.0

The Island Princess has eliminated... by Boxstersgirl

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Ship: Island Princess

The Island Princess has eliminated public areas and added more cabins! Think this resulted in 400 more passengers. We choose this ship because we love it’s sister ship, the Coral. This is NOT the same ship as the Coral. The huge two story Universal Lounge was removed, lots of cabins were added instead. The fitness room was moved from its larger upper deck view of the sea location to a smaller inside the ship lower down deck. It was a joke and people actually paid to use fitness studios in port to workout. The Piazza does not have a La Patisserie that serves coffees AND snacks, even though the large electronic kiosks at the elevators say this. The atrium is small and narrow. The bar at the casino has no snack area unlike the Coral. Less public spaces + more passengers = no empty chairs anywhere on the ship! Not enough space for a decent Zumba Class (was taught in the Wheelhouse Lounge) or Dance Lessons, both of which HAD been taught in the Universal Lounge. Because there was only a few good public spaces at night (Theatre, Explorers, Wheelhouse), these areas were always very packed. The internet was down the last 24 hrs on the ship. The food was for the most part good although very salty. Curtis Stone had a few menu items added here and there but for the most part were missing daily like we are use to. Service in the dining rooms were extremely slow. Coffee very weak. The Pub Lunch food was small and disappointing. Specialty restaurants were good so we ate there 3 nights. The buffet was good and seemed highly attended but again hard to get a table. There was not enough activities on board nor were there any guest educational speakers on the ports from what we could tell. Daily High Tea was never listed in the Patter so we just assumed there was none, we never confirmed nor has Princess contacted us about our comments and questions. Pastries were good. Servers and staff were extremely friendly. Cabin attendant very good. The captain and cruise staff very nice. If it were not for the amazing ports we visited, this cruise would have been one of our worst. We have done over a dozen cruises with them in the last 10 years and would like to continue so I hope a representative does follow up with us.

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3.0

The ports of call were... by drvalerie

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Ship: Island Princess

The ports of call were wonderful and highly enjoyable; however, the ship and accommodations were not. The balcony room was significantly smaller than the balancing rooms I have had on prior cruises. This included a much smaller bathroom. I am used to small showers, but this one was so small that I struggled to wash my hair without bruising my elbow on the wall. I guess I expected more from Princess than Carnival and I was mistaken.

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4.8

One more item off the Bucket List by Cynthiaryan

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Loved the first two weeks of our cruise, everything I had dreamed of; however, in the 3rd week the schedule for most of the entertainment changed on the ship and because we were on the late dining schedule of 7.30, we would miss a lot. We loved the ports of Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Astoria, but the closer we got to Canada, the colder it got, so you needed different clothing for the 3rd week, esp. when you were in Victoria and Vancouver. Overall, it was a fantastic cruise.

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4.8

Great Panama Cruise by Smokeytraveler

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

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.

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4.0

Firsy yime on Princess. Great... by lrobinson51

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Ship: Island Princess

Firsy yime on Princess. Great trip into panama canal. Nice ship to get around. Bathroom in balcony Aft was larger than most. Great itinary. Entertainment was top notch. The only short fall was the size of the casino a lttle small. Would go on Princess again.

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4.1

Awesome Panama Canal Cruise! by chuckcalandro32

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Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Besides ports of call that were horrible (but expected, knowing those were the ports, the cruise was great, Princess does a great job.

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4.1

Living the Dream Panama Canal by Robyn173

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Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Overall we thought it was a great cruise. Princess did a good job overall.

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4.7

THE WONDER OF CROSSING THE BRIDGE OF WATER (PANAMA CANAL) by PrioritySail

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

All in all, my Panama Canal Cruise was all I had wanted it to be and more. I had wanted to see it all my life and it exceeded my expectations. That doesn't happen very often any more. I LOVED: --The cruise itinerary--five picturesque ports in five amazing countries --The friendly and interesting fellow travelers on the Island Princess --Their wonderful and accommodating staff --The lovely local people that we met --The stunning vistas we saw --The delicious food we ate --The relaxing and "rebooting" we did and Best of all, getting to share it all with my family. My husband and I always wanted to: Cruise the ocean Travel the world Live out the dream So, folks, I wanna ride again!! P.S. I have photos I can upload, but couldn't figure your system out.

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4.3

Great cruise - nice mix of ports and sea days by ESStutts

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

This was definitely a bucket list trip - the Panama Canal was really interesting and I enjoyed seeing a little bit of Central America.

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3.9

Cruise was good, but not our best one. Boat was in need of printing, particularly on our balcony . by KARENALLAN

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We would not choose the Island Princess again. Didn’t seem to be kept up well. Previously, we’d decided that Princess was our favorite cruise line, but this cruise didn’t seem to be up to the other ones.

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3.3

An experience by Cigaretteboat

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

The objective of cruising thru the canal was met, the suite was miserable, service excellent.

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4.3

Panama Canal Cruise by braunmrn

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Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

I traveled with 2 other friends and we had a great experience. We enjoyed the comedy show and the movie nights. The food was delicious. We felt very well cared for. We enjoyed the excursions. I do wish that getting around the ship was a bit easier to navigate.

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Worst cruise ever taken by UnhappyTravler

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Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We took this cruise on January 29.2019. Our room (E315) grunted loudly when the boat was in motion. We couldn't sleep. When I told the girl at the service desk she said nothing could be done and there weren't any other rooms available. I had to call every morning at 8 to get dinner reservations. I have severe acid reflux and cannot eat after 7 PM. Every day at 8 AM the girl told me there were no reservations available until 7:30 and I would have to stand in the line. When we stood in the line and waited for a table there were many empty tables in the room, so the girl lied to me. We were told by a waiter that princess added 250 passenger capacity to the boat and the restaurant couldn't handle it. That also explains why we had to get to the theater 45 minutes before the show to get a seat. If we arrived 10-15 minutes before the show it was standing room only. We booked three tours through Princess. The tour of Cartagena was fabulous. The tour of the new Panama Canal locks and Fort San Lorenzo was horrible, dangerous, and should be discontinued. Princess gave us a 40% refund on that tour. They should have refunded the cruise. We were exposed to fighting by locals around our bus, racing the wrong way into traffic by our driver, and an hours-long delay waiting to get back across the canal on a ferry boat. The boat & train ecotour in Costa Rica was safe but bad. We saw no wildlife on the train spent more time going through an industrial area than it spent in the jungle. Except for one sloth, the wildlife we saw on the boat was the same I have in my backyard in Florida.

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4.4

wonderful and relaxing Panama Cruise by sswinks

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Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Overall great cruise. Relaxing. Good food. Nice ports. Most excursions were good. Go for a balcony if you can. Lovely to sit on balcony while ship goes thru locks. Order room service that day

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4.8

Trip of a Lifetime! by rdtaylor

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

A tremendous experience! We had a great time with no problems whatsoever. We will do a cruise again - for sure.

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