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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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600 Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews

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ironcowboy22
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
3 reviews
38 forum posts
5 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
24 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
bbeerbower
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
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
9 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

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CPrim
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 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
18 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
15 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
iowa steve
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
20 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

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Cruising Young Senior
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
985 forum posts
3 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
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
10 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
kumbaya99
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
10 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We left out of Ft Lauderdale for our 10 day Panama Canal Cruise. I will list the Pros first, will try to make it short and to the point. Meet and Mingle, I'm guessing most of us have been to one. There were a lot of Cruise Critic ... Read more
TravelGato
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
First, kudos to the Island Princess staff for excellent service in trying work conditions. The primary problem with this cruise was the emasculation of the Island Princess in dry dock. Along with the sister ship, Coral Princess, ... Read more

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cchenningsen@hotmail.com
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
35 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I spent the better part of a year preparing for seeing and doing "the Canal", only to have the experience shattered by a tired, overcrowded shipboard experience and two wasted excursion opportunities for the most ... Read more
tbcollector
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The ship was very nice and clean. Embarkation was smooth and we were on the ship quickly. Our suite was beautiful, clean, great location, wonderful room steward, and quiet (D420). The public areas were very nice, but extremely limited ... Read more
tamzin
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
Was travelling with a family group, my husband, senior citizen dad and my sister and her daughter. There were more than enough activities on board to keep all of us happy and occupied. Overall a great cruise and the Panama Canal itself ... Read more
Andy200
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a nice cruise. It had a variety of destinations, including Caribbean islands (Aruba and Grand Cayman) and ports (Carttagena, Panama and Costa Rica), which were all very interesting. We especially enjoyed Cartagena and Costa ... Read more
scubaxcalak
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The Staff was wonderful, food was ok, the specialty dining was excellent. The Princess Dance Team was also outstanding. I have always been a big fan of Princess but this was the worst ship my wife and I have ever experienced. Princess ... Read more

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beasleybird
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
82 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Overall, we enjoyed the cruise with good food and nice entertainment. We were in a noisy penthouse suite so enjoyed suite perks. Caution on anytime dining as the lines of people waiting for seats was a problem the entire cruise. We made ... Read more
Andy200
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I just returned from a cruise on the Island Princess to the Panama Canal, among other places. Pluses: the food was very good, better than most of the other ships we have sailed on, and there have been many. We ate mostly in ... Read more
seasickTim
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
As a bucket list item the panama canal was at the top. Sorry to say this cruise will be remembered more than the canal, not in a good way. Having cruised multiple times on Norwegian, we liked this itinerary so we signed up. LAST TIME ON ... Read more
Jane Harmon
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
Have always wanted to see the Panama Canal, so we decided to book on Island Princess as we could travel easily to Fort Lauderdale. When we arrived at the pier for embarkation, there was an ENORMOUS line.....just the beginning. Our cabin ... Read more
Glacier Bay
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
First off we were given wrong terminal number , so had to retrieve our luggage and get another taxi to take us to proper terminal. We had traveled on this ship previously and had a great trip to. Alaska. But apparently they have added ... Read more

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