going thru the canal. fun on the ship. Food could be improved, most beef was tough. why does my review have to be 150 characters it makes me not want to review!!!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is the perfect cruise for mature travelers! The Pacific Princess is a tidy & cozy ship with the ambiance of extensive wood paneling and old fashioned dekor. I personally appreciated being located on Deck 7 which meant that there were only two flights of easily managed stairs up to either the buffet or pool and down to the restaurant, theater, shops or casino.
I also enjoyed the opportunity to relax during the many days at sea, port time was limited to just 5 calls!
A much smaller ship than most are accustomed to. Not a great ship for families with younger children as there are limited entertainment for the younger crowd. We found it very relaxing without the crush of 3000+ passengers you get on most ships, yet still with plenty to do and entertainers comparable to those on larger ships. The food was quite good. Being a smaller ship, we got to know the staff and most of them called us by name. It was truly a "boutique" experience.
Our cruise was a Panama canal transit. Larger ships may now be able to go through the canal, but the newer locks are somewhat boring compared to the old, narrow locks with their locomotive "mules".
Bottom line, if you need 24/7 entertainment, choose a larger ship. If you like a more relaxed atmosphere, choose the Pacific Princess.
Total Passengers: 680
Total Crew: 373
Crew to Passenger Ratio: 1.82
Built: Jan 1999
Refurbished: 8 yrs ago
Number of Decks: 9
Total Cabins: 338
Cabin Categories: 25
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You need to be ok with a more intimate shipboard experience, but I thought that added a special flavor to the trip.
Only take this ship if you are going somewhere that requires a small vessel. Bring a ton of sunblock and good velcro water shoes. I recommend Keen.
There are no lines, when you dine on the lido deck, and the only line is if you go to the dinning room early.