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Seegee
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
1. Thank you for bringing back some higher end clothing like Tommy Bahama. I bought a jacket. 2. Really enjoyed the Crab Shack. 3. Thanks for the upgrade to a mini suite, a first for us. 4. The $199 photo package, about time the ... Read more
philabos
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
39 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A great itinerary on a poor ship. My bad for not following Cruise Critic comments on the 2015 "refurbishment". Added 120 cabins and ripped out lounge space - not a good result for the passenger. Double Level Universe ... Read more
Onagh
Member Since 2016
1 review
72 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Princess Cruise Lines – Island Princess – Panama Canal Grand Adventure December 20, 2016 Sailing 15 Days Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, Full Panama Canal Transit This is my first time sailing with princess cruise ... Read more
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Fzzlove
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship was outdated, small, and smelled like mildew in several locations (most notably the elevators towards ship's aft and the hallways. The crew, while helpful, was not anywhere near as energetic and engaging as they have been on ... Read more
toronto.gal
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Loved the cruise - it was a repeat visit to the Panama Canal for us. Two of the ports were especially fun - San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua and Cartagena in Colombia. We enjoyed both immensely. The staff on the ship were great, and the ... Read more
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HawksNDawgs
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
While the cruise is titled the Panama Canal, you never disembark from the ship while traversing the Panama Canal. Ambiance - Boat is smaller so many things that I enjoyed on other cruises were absent such as multiple ... Read more
mmtilley
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the longest cruise that we have been on, and first time on Princess. The entire trip was very enjoyable. The ship was nicely decorated for the holidays, and never seemed crowded. We had an balcony cabin that was great for transit ... Read more
blink62
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
The ports were fine. Our room was a joke. Way too small. Had to move both table and chair to get to the balcony. Balcony was fine and used a lot, except, of course, when we went through the Panama Canal. Service was exceptional. ... Read more
vacation-cruiser
Member Since 2008
1 review
30 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First let me address the positive points of this cruise. The entertainment was awesome! Of the six cruises we have been on, this one by far had the superior entertainment. The quality of singers, dancers, live band, etc. was great. We ... Read more
c5corvette
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having been on other bigger Princess boats, this one was too small and not laid out as well. Scheduling for dinner and theater shows was conflicting and problematic. People had to wait in long lines for the 5:15 any time dining, to seat ... Read more
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X-NDSN
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The Island Princess is the smallest of the Princess ships we have sailed on and lacks some of the features present on the larger ships. Several people mentioned that during the recent overhaul of the ship close to 200 additional rooms ... Read more
dagreg
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 helpful votes
First off........read many reviews before taking this cruise. Many that complained about the crew, shower, ship and food.........had to be old fuddy duddies that never smile, (had plenty of those on board), they were rude, and treated ... Read more
alice_Cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
1st time going thru Panama Canal Excellent restaurant services, waiter and assistants work together very well, they help each other out. They have good memeory, remember our preference, always bring tea at begining of meal, bring fruits ... Read more
FriscoLady
Member Since 2005
1 review
780 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first time on the Island Princess and I think it can best be described as "cozy". While there were many things that I liked about this smaller Princess ship, its lack of space also presented some challenges. The ... Read more
dweslander
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Seeing the Panama Canal for the first time was awesome, going through the locks and pulled by mechanical mules. We loved Cartagena with it's old Spanish fort high on a hill, the old Spanish arcitecture. Huatulco and Puntarenas were ... Read more
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westcoaster
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
106 forum posts
This cruise was a 19-day round trip Panama Canal cruise out of Los Angeles. I loved this itinerary. If you're going to do a round-trip Panama Canal cruise, do one like this from the Pacific side - you see much more of the canal. We ... Read more
rogerandellen2
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Enjoyed the Panama Canal experience extremely well. The tours were interesting, however a major negative was not revealed to us prior to booking each tour....and that was the long walk from the ship to the bus. I was able to cancel the ... Read more
adjjac
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
The ship was a mess. The front desk staff, particularly one man, was combative, argumentative and rude. I asked to buy two stamps on the 3rd day of the cruise and he told me they didn't have any because they had sold them all. I suggested ... Read more
karinamuenchow
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise because we were invited by our friends who are Premier members. We enjoyed the trip because of them. We played a lot of games, watched movies at night under the stars and watched the shows at night. The food was mediocre. ... Read more
pat99
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I took this cruise as it begins and ends in LA (hence no flights, unlimited luggage). Stops in several countries I've never to before. The description of the excursions is completely bogus. We went on five of them and only one met ... Read more
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Sherry7641
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
42 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We just returned from the 19 day Partial Transit of the Panama Canal out of Los Angeles on the Island Princess. We had planned an excursion while anchored over night in Gutan Lake to the rain forest and Iberia Indian village. Unfortunately ... Read more
wizard-of-roz
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
11,049 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
I've traveled the world with Princess and other cruise lines, this 19 cruise through the Panama Canal, Mexico and Central America was the best I've ever done....on land or sea. Were there long lines for elevators in the ... Read more
Lana28
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
101 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We loved the whole feel of this ship. We were on Deck 14 in a Balcony (a very generous upgrade from Princess). Straight through the 2 pool areas to the Horizon Court but the first pool area was just beautiful - completely under cover and ... Read more
tellis90245
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
4 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
4 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
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