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tellis90245
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our second Princess cruise was very nice. Chose the Panama Canal as that is a "bucket list" destination - and it lives up to the reputation. Embarkation was easy although the lines were very long. Cabin C409 was great - lots ... Read more
srj500
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We picked this cruise (1) it was a cruise we wanted to really to go on and (2) it was the only one we found that was from Ft Lauderdale to LA. in the time frame that we could go. We stayed the night in Ft Lauderdale. Embarkation took 20 ... Read more
kenjo
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
45 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise for the Panama Canal experience. I was disappointed with the "improvements" made to the ship. 121 extra cabins fitted on to the rear, an extra 250 passengers plus the removal of a large lounge to accommodate the ... Read more
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rlb1950
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We'd sailed on the last cruise of the Island Princess before its renovation in 2015. It was interesting to see what had happened. Basically, Princess added a batch of cabins and eliminated the walk-around Promenade. The stern is now ... Read more
mossbrook
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess. Cabin D722. First about the cabin. A standard Princess mini-suite with ample closet and storage space and bathroom. Huge balcony, thanks probably to being ... Read more
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Jephph
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We are veteran cruisers (28 so far) and this was our 8th on Princess. We wanted a long one, and although we've done the canal from west to east, never in this direction. Turned out to be a great choice. Embarkation was a snap. Half hour ... Read more
lynmil
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
we enjoyed the food, the entertainment and most of the ports.. we could have done away with san juan del sur as it was a very poor fishing village.. we walked around the town and headed back to the ship. our steward was great,, very ... Read more
Kwootton9
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Some friends of ours invited us to join their group on a Panama Canal transit cruise. My husband is retired from the shipping industry, so he was excited to go. We flew from Houston to Los Angeles and boarded the Island Princess. This ... Read more
Salathrop
Member Since 2011
1 review
116 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have to admit this was not my choice to cruise the Panama Canal, it was my husband's, but I'm so happy we went. The Island Princess is a smaller ship & the previous dry-dock made it even smaller with the removal of one of the lounges ... Read more
chewbaka
Member Since 2010
1 review
99 forum posts
We have traveled through the Panama Canal three previous times and enjoyed it, but not this time. As a non-balcony passenger and photographer it is important to get unobstructed views from throughout the ship. NOT available on the Island ... Read more
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loge23
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
226 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise marked a milestone birthday for my wife, as well as her retirement (you should be able to figure out the birthday!) after almost five decades as a Nurse, the last 25 of those as a Nursing Professor. We thought the full ... Read more
Sutee
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise last minute and had a wonderful time. The 2 day canal experience was great and informative. I was disappointed that we changed stops from Aruba to Grand Cayman.....but it was understandable with the ... Read more
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mamabelladonna
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
106 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
Panama Canal was on my "Bucket List" and having one that departed just public transit distance from my home is my first choice. I have traveled a lot on Princess and am always happy with my Princess Cruises (Souffle!!!) The ... Read more
Chippewa74
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise because going through the Panama Canal had always been something we'd wanted to do. Although this is listed as a 15 day cruise we actually got on in Vancouver which made it 18 days. Vancouver is a great city to ... Read more
Surrey Coastal Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and it embarked from our home city of Vancouver. Embarkation went smoothly but dis-embarkation took a while to get rolling but went smoothly once it started. Ship organized ... Read more
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Rookie44
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Over pleased with all aspects of the cruise which we boarded in Vancouver Canada and through the Panama Canal and ended up at Ft. Lauderdale. Food was very good, even though we did eat mostly in the cafeteria. Entertainment was quite good ... Read more
LSGDRG
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
118 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was the third Princess cruise for my husband & I. We travelled to the embarkation port (Vancouver, BC) by Amtrak, staying in Seattle, WA and Vancouver prior to embarkation. The island Princess is looking a little worn in ... Read more
#1survivorfan
Member Since 2005
1 review
266 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We have always wanted to cruise through the Panama Canal. When the time and opportunity came up, we booked it. Going through the canal was spectacular...a once in a lifetime experience. To think that this was built over 100 years ago ... Read more
clarek13
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 helpful votes
We are Platinum Princess cruisers, and overall have had many wonderful times aboard varied Princess ships, but sadly have to say Island Princess was not up to the standard we have experienced before, and have come to expect. We chose ... Read more
R**T
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
34 forum posts
10 helpful votes
CRUISE This was a combination of three cruises back to back. We boarded the ship in Fort Lauderdale, cruised through the Panama Canal and on the Los Angeles, Vancouver, and finally Whittier, Alaska. It wasn’t on my bucket list, ... Read more
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MAJKAKA
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wanted to transit the Panama Canal. The canal experience was wonderful and very worthwhile. The ship itself is dated and needs some work. The port of Aruba was a very short visit, ... Read more
Coreace
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as our 10 year anniversary cruise. It was one of the smoothest seas that i have seen in my past 9 cruises. The staff on the Island Princess was great and friendly. We enjoyed eating at Alfred's (Inside Sabatini's at ... Read more
HuskyMom1
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The Panama Canal cruise had been on my husband's bucket list for years and we finally got the chance to do it. The transit started on the Pacific side and enabled us to see the approach to the new, not yet opened, canal. It was a lovely ... Read more
nado
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
213 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to go through the Panama Canal and because it had a stop in Aruba which we have wanted to see what it was like. This was our first time on Princess and so there were some differences from the other cruise ship we ... Read more
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gabby19952011
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation was smooth with no delays. Cabin although on the small side was fine. Our Steward was great. We had very nice dining companions and the food was excellent. We also enjoyed the Entertainment in the Evenings and the Happy ... Read more
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