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Fun4sure
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
This is our ninth cruise, 8 on Princess and 1 on Holland America. My husband and I cruise with my brother and his wife, we're in our 60's. We decided on this cruise because it anchors for Panama city(Fuerte Amador). We stayed at the ... Read more
herrHF
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
This was our fourth cruise overall and the second with Princess. The full Canal Transit was our main reason for going, which left few options in our choice of ship. Complaints have been made here about the Island Princess, but on the whole ... Read more
Cruise4ever68
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We always wanted to go through the Panamacanal and i choose Princess, because the sailing dates fitted our plans best. The Island Princess is a small, older but nice kept vessel. Our fellow passengers were at an average in their at ... Read more
Sydney09
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and this particular cruise line on the recommendation of friends. Embarkation was easy and quick and the staff was pleasant. Anytime dining was the only option available ... Read more
CO Gypsy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
> Getting on and off the ship was a breeze! The crew was wonderful! > Much of the entertainment included 2 new production shows I had not seen before! They were Wonderful! > Shore excursions are a little pricey, but there is ... Read more
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Uker~
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We wanted to experience sailing through the Panama Canal and experience what all the hype of cruising was all about. It was more a 2.5 stars for me. The good: Callie Smith,the entertainment CRUISE DIRECTOR was exceptional and the ... Read more
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Tchforlang
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, in particular, the full transit of the Panama Canal, as well as the other stops. By far, the Panama Canal transit was the highlight of the trip. Make sure you get up real early and are in ... Read more
audreygt
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We were excited to be exploring Aruba, Columbia, and the Panama Canal. We boarded our ship and checked out our room, and got even more excited because the room was of good size, clean and the steward was outgoing. Then it was time for the ... Read more
ivan.ayala@sbcglobal.net
1 review
We had a great time. Pros: The itinerary was the strength of the cruise. Going through the Canal locks was a very interesting experience. Cons:The Island Princess ship is an older and smaller and it lacks the amenities of the ... Read more
Cheryl Q
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Seeing the Panama Canal was on my bucket list. I was looking for a round trip cruise to/from Ft. Lauderdale and Princess was recommended by a friends niece. (I usually cruise Celebrity). Right from the start I would say the one word to ... Read more
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Gerryw
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We wanted to see the Panama Canal and Princess was one of the few lines that was suitable for us given our tight calendar limitations. We have taken numerous cruises on all the other major lines, but this was our first on Princess. We ... Read more
etsugrad2000
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
121 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Chose this cruise to revisit the Panama Canal. Itinerary was okay beyond that - too short a stay at a favorite island - Aruba - 7:30 am - noon. Not even enough time to go to one of my favorite beaches - Eagle Beach. Now about the ... Read more
briangdg
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My partner and I just completed a ten-day cruise, aboard the Island Princess, March 30 to April 9 round trip from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and Southern Caribbean The Problems with the Design of the Island Princess The ship ... Read more
FlaGirl13
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not many cruise lines go through the Canal, which was the best part. Our biggest complaint was the dining. Anytime dining actually means anytime THEY want to seat you. Call after 8:00 each morning to make a reservation. Many times we ... Read more
beeper99
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
59 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a Bucket list cruise. the Island Princess was nice and clean. Mini-Suite was very nice. enjoyed the larger space with the 10 day cruise. two TV was a nice thing. The Balcony was great for viewing the Canal. Food was ... Read more
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Duck60
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I could not find a vacation to trade our time share for that was not an "all inclusive " vacation so we both had wanted to see the Panama Canal and chose this one.The passengers were mostly retirement age, very few ... Read more
HimAndMeGoCruising
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because of a great price and the travel dates. We can't take two weeks off work, so this 10-day cruise, Thu to Sun, was perfect and we only had to take a week+ vacation time. The Panama Canal is of course the ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi HimAndMeGoCruising, we are so glad that you ... Read more
CSAJ
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I normally do not write reviews but people should be informed before deciding to take a cruise with Princess Cruise Lines. Don’t get me wrong, we did not have a horrible time, but there are factors that made it not enjoyable. We ... Read more
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Gardener222
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we wanted a full transit of the Panama Canal and we only needed to fly 1 way as our travel agent, Zoe of Zoe Cruises and tours provided buses for those of us living in the Sacramento Valley to the cruise terminal. ... Read more
senoritis
Member Since 2012
1 review
24 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Ship was very nice. It has some aging but nothing that interferes with a good trip. The staff was fabulous!! Don't do anytime dining. Princess just can't seem to get it right. If it assigned, get on board and go immediately to the ... Read more
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nigeldenny
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We booked our first cruise 3 weeks prior to sailing. Be advised - there is a lot of paper work involved (and I mean a lot!) plus mandatory forms, particularly as requested by Princess cruises. At 54, we were a little daunted when we ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi nigeldenny, thank you for the great feedback ... Read more
Judycloot
Member Since 2017
1 review
I have been on many cruises, this was my first and last time with Princess. 6 Days into the cruise I caught the Flu as did many others on the ship. One thing I never saw anyone do is clean, been on many ships and typically you see people ... Read more
CruisinInGrace
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We've sailed with Princess Cruises 6/8 times and prefer them. The Island Princess is a little older, smaller, but we found the food, service, and experience even better than the previous cruises with newer and larger vessels oddly enough. ... Read more
imc22
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise, and is likely to be our last. On paper embarkation and disembarkation were well-organised. However the queues were horrendous. We did not expect to be treated as passengers on a poor-quality budget airline. ... Read more
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cannytraveller
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we live close to San Francisco and would not need any additional flights to return home. We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. There were many complaints regarding the lack of space in public spaces, etc.; ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi cannytraveller, we appreciate your ... Read more
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