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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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582 Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews

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tbcollector
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
beasleybird
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
81 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

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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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
Lizziebiff
Member Since 2007
1 review
188 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We arrived with high expectations as loyal princess cruisers. Boarding was quick and efficient and cabin was ready but we were greeted by a foul stench in the corridor. Attended muster as we ALWAYS do and was scanned in, later that ... Read more

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DeeCRC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After cruising various times on the Sun, Emerald, Grand, Crown, Ruby, Royal Princess and also the Eurodam with Holland America I was expecting more than what we got on our cruise on the Island Princess! I won't bore you with the full ... Read more
snafyensid
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
After reading that the recent remodel had ruined the Island Princess, our perception was that was not the case. We didn't feel the ship was crowded at all. We did go into the exercise room and all the criticism of it being too small and ... Read more
Arizona sailor Don
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
With much excitement, we landed in LAX, the transportation to the ship was fine and we boarded the Island Princess. The ship was very nicely decorated for the Christmas holidays. Our inside cabin reservations was upgraded to a window ... Read more
Decentgirl64
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Very disappointed that people that had bought a unlimited drinks package couldn't buy a drink after midnight and also that staff were very slow at serving these customers also (it was like they were told to reduce the service for these ... Read more
123cwm
Member Since 2009
1 review
40 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our cruise but found the Island princess very different from other princess ships. They had a big remodel in May of 2015 and the Youth Center was moved to the interior of the back of the ship. It is basically one long narrow ... Read more

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ljgordon54
Member Since 2015
1 review
54 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I need to start by saying that my husband was sick a majority of this cruise, so my opinion will be a little tainted. We got flu shots prior to trip, but he still got Type A Flu. After he got "well" he must have gotten a touch of ... Read more
natnat3383
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have just returned home from a great cruise on-board the Island Princess. Having never sailed with Princess before (have done RCCL and Disney), I didn't know what to expect but can say that a fabulous time was had by all. I will try and ... Read more
Girl7Seas
Member Since 2012
1 review
42 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We enjoyed our cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to LA, CA on the Island Princess. All personnel on the ship were extremely friendly and helpful. This is our 5th cruise on a Princess liner and the staffs of all were different. We found the ... Read more
CapeCodFlyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise since an Alaskan cruise in 1998, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. The Panama Canal was a bucket list item, and I've recently retired so we have plenty of time on our hands to undertake a long journey. ... Read more
Nana clc
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having cruised several times before, we were really looking forward to this trip on the Island Princess. While we had a good time overall, we were totally disappointed with the ship. There were too many passengers for the staff and the ... Read more

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bestnana2007
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I had always wanted to do the canal cruise, so when my husband found it and asked me the answer was a definite YES. We booked the cruise three weeks out so the price we got (oceanview/obstructed E-331) was such a deal we would have been ... Read more
DanK5
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
In all fairness, this review applies to the ship only; everything else about the cruise was truly wonderful (note the ratings). Apparently, Princess recently added a large amount of new staterooms; the Island was recently in dry dock ... Read more
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AlaskaNurse
Member Since 2011
1 review
123 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Loved, loved, loved this cruise! The crew of the Island Princess were all wonderful and attentive and I can't say enough how glad we are that we splurged and got a suite for this voyage. The perks that go along with the suite resulted in ... Read more
elliair
Member Since 2004
1 review
3,056 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We arrived 2 days early in Ft. Lauderdale. It was pouring rain and unfortunately, our luggage got wet along with our clothing inside. We discovered this when we opened our suit cases at the hotel. I'm thankful we arrived 2 days prior to ... Read more
mocruzn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed our cruise very much. We were afraid that after they added cabins, the ship might feel crowded. But other than almost nightly overcrowding in the theatre, we never really felt encroached upon. Assistant cruise director Hannah ... Read more

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