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Island Princess is one of the two 92,000-ton Coral-class ships -- the other is Coral Princess -- that offer transits through the Panama Canal. They were custom built to do so and are the only two Princess ...
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560 Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews

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7uvus
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
40 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 10th Princess cruise, having also cruised with RCCL, MSC, Carnival and HAL. We have been on the Island 3 times and was a little worried with more people from the added cabins, less upper deck space and a sold out ship for ... Read more
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PSO123
Member Since 2010
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is a review of a combined cruise and land tour of Alaska. Overall, the cruise was very nice. We chose a suite level accommodation and would recommend it highly. The suite was beautiful, large deck, nice beds, spotlessly clean, ... Read more
janwoolgar@yahoo.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
MY 60th Birthday treat. My bucket list was to do an Alaska Cruise and we had been recommended by friends to do this with Princess Cruises. The bar service was apalling, the most part the entertainment was poor. We count not find activities ... Read more
daddowdall
Member Since 2002
1 review
137 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I wanted a quick getaway from SoCal to the Northwest, and this was perfect. The ship is in great condition, the food was very good and the stateroom (veranda on Lido deck 14) was fine. Seas were smooth and weather was good. Too cold and ... Read more
aloha_90017
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
At the outset I always want to describe myself as someone you will find in the gym, restaurants, bars or casino - not the shops or shows. I am a lawyer in my 60's that practices with a large firm in Los Angeles. Living in Los Angeles I ... Read more

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mlgb
Member Since 2014
1 review
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Quick getaway just the Repo San Pedro to Vancouver. Boarding was painless. Went to our rooms and found that they did not set them up as twins, as requested. Made the phone call and was corrected by bed time. Our section (E710) always ... Read more
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R**T
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
27 forum posts
0 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
3 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
13 forum posts
3 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
3 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

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nado
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
187 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
ironcowboy22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was out first cruise. We were a family of 4 with two balcony rooms side by side on the Aloha deck. This was great for us as we were just below the pool deck, teen club and Horizons food court. The cabins were in good condition and ... Read more
nickle58
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
38 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We enjoyed this cruise very much. Unfortunately we had to miss a port but it could not be helped. The canal was fantastic, and we enjoyed Aruba, Cartegena, and Grand Cayman. Enrichment sessions on destinations and epidemics were ... Read more
yesiammike
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was the absolute worst cruise ship we have ever been on and we've taken ten cruises, never with Princess. I can promise you we will never cruise with Princess again after this horrid experience. I will break everything down by ... Read more

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bbeerbower
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I have cruised with many cruise lines America West, Azamara, Disney, Holland America Mississippi Queen, Princess, Royal Caribbean and have found that the quality of service is about the same on all of them. Depending on whether you like ... Read more
washingtongolfnut1
Member Since 2006
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First review ever but my 17th cruise, mostly with Princess. Embarkation went smooth and we boarded in minutes. The Island Princess is an older ship but still beautiful. We LOVE the new location and layout of the horizon court. The food ... Read more
CPrim
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Lots of general comments Frankly, I thought it was an excellent cruise for the money; however, there were still lots of glitches. The ship was overcrowded for the entertainment areas and the anytime dining was a mess with long lines ... Read more
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Gil.Brooks
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first time on Princess Cruise Lines after multiple cruises on Norwegian, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, but primarily Holland America. In February we took the Island Princess on a fifteen day Panama Canal cruise from Los ... Read more
Frank_O
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise, so it was all new to us. Having read previous reviews of this ship we did wonder if adverse comments were true. More of that later. We are an early 60s British couple recently retired, travelling with a ... Read more

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iowa steve
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We did our first cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary and we chose this cruise to celebrate our 40th. This being a special vacation we tried to enjoy everything we could on this trip. We have always left from Ft. Lauderdale so we flew ... Read more
operabob1
Member Since 2013
1 review
135 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. (Apologies to Charles Dickens). Before nattering on about the evils the trip note that overall I enjoyed myself. Not Princess's fault specifically but it set things up. We (6) flew ... Read more
Cruising Young Senior
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
980 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
14 ladies from Simi Valley on this cruise. My 10th Princess cruise. I was on the Island Princess 2007. Since then they remodeled and added more cabins to the back part of the ship, it's more crowed. Really noticeable on all the sea ... Read more
NW Iowa Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable experience aboard the Island Princess during our Panama Canal cruise. Although we dodged a midwestern blizzard to get to Miami, our embarkation was smooth and efficient. A Princess rep was easily found in the ... Read more
Ducktape
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our 1st cruise and overall it was very enjoyable. The voyage began in Fort Lauderdale, took us thru the Panama Canal and ended in Los Angeles. Our room was very comfortable with lots of storage. The food and the service were ... Read more

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