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beeper99
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
59 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
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senoritis
Member Since 2012
1 review
23 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
nigeldenny
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
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DollyVardin
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We loved the cruise. We were disappointed that we could not get into Nicaragua because of winds. Thought perhaps the cruise line would schedule another stop in it's place. Also thought we could have stayed longer in Cabo San Lucas. The ... Read more
chloe kitty
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,637 forum post
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have cruised thru the Panama Canal a few yeas ago. We were interested in the changes that have taken place with the widening project. We decided on the Island Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco on February 28, 2017. Being ... Read more
Circus Riff Raff
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are Princess Platinum, and although we have our issues with the company, we find their ships and staff still a cut above the other in the "reasonable" cruise line pricing sheet group. Cabin: B524; Steward, Ricky. ... Read more
lindastarr
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
From January 7-31, a friend and I spent 24 days aboard Holland America’s Westerdam on a Collectors Cruise to Mexico and Hawaii, followed, three land-days later, by a 15-day cruise through the Panama Canal aboard the Island Princess ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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rottekatz
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
43 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Selected the Island Princess because it had recently been in dry dock. They forgot to remove rust and clean up the ship. The dining room staff, Jeffrey and Maria Carmen provided excellent and attentive service and were anxious to see ... Read more
cdnexplorer
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had successfully sailed with Princess three times before and when I found that Princess had a cruise from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal around my preferred date, we booked it without really checking alternative cruise lines. ... Read more
chalce
Member Since 2009
1 review
63 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My DH does not like sea days so this is the perfect cruise. We were off ship in a different country nearly every two days. The Island Princess is in need of some TLC. Some of the hallway carpets, especially on Emerald deck, were ripped ... Read more
micheal1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This cruise fulfilled a long held ambition to do the Panama Canal. That part was brilliant. The ship was Ok but needs a bit of an upgrade. There was a lot of rust showing through on the decks and not a lot of maintenance appeared to ... Read more
Virginwill
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We try always to cruise on Princess because they consistently offer a very good value for our money. Food, service, cleanliness and condition of ship is always excellent. The Island Princess is not a mega ship, approximately 2,200 ... Read more
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stanandnan
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose the cruise through the Panama Canal because it had an ittinery that attracted us. The shows were the BEST that we have seen on any cruise line The LINES to get to things were bad- we waited 2 3/4 hours to get on the ship, ... Read more
Gamadee1
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we obviously wanted to cruise the Panama Canal. We do not cruise every year, nor have we had particular loyalty to any one cruise line. We have, however, been on around 10 cruises over the years. We had ... Read more
colo58cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was an amazing "bucket list" trip through the Panama Canal! The service was stellar as was the food in the any time dining room. Loved the pizza for lunch in Sabatinis. We spent the sea days in the sanctuary and most ... Read more
RichFromOmaha
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
A Panama Canal cruise was on our to-do list for a long time. The Island Princess is a mid-sized ship, so it doesn't have a lot of entertainment venues. Our low-end balcony cabin was just right, as we didn't spend a lot of time there. At ... Read more
il castoro
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Notes on Island Princess, 1/19/17 - 2/3/17 Panama Canal Full Transit I wanted to transit the Canal since I was 12 years old. My mother had done it in the 1930s, and gave me Frederic Haskin's 1913 book about the Canal as a present. ... Read more
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