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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
3 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
56 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
11,172 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
105 forum posts
3 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
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tellis90245
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
5 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
5 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
kenjo
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
51 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise for the Panama Canal experience. I was disappointed with the "improvements" made to the ship. 121 extra cabins fitted on to the rear, an extra 250 passengers plus the removal of a large lounge to accommodate the ... Read more
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rlb1950
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We'd sailed on the last cruise of the Island Princess before its renovation in 2015. It was interesting to see what had happened. Basically, Princess added a batch of cabins and eliminated the walk-around Promenade. The stern is now ... Read more
mossbrook
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess. Cabin D722. First about the cabin. A standard Princess mini-suite with ample closet and storage space and bathroom. Huge balcony, thanks probably to being ... Read more
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Jephph
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We are veteran cruisers (28 so far) and this was our 8th on Princess. We wanted a long one, and although we've done the canal from west to east, never in this direction. Turned out to be a great choice. Embarkation was a snap. Half hour ... Read more
lynmil
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
we enjoyed the food, the entertainment and most of the ports.. we could have done away with san juan del sur as it was a very poor fishing village.. we walked around the town and headed back to the ship. our steward was great,, very ... Read more
Kwootton9
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Some friends of ours invited us to join their group on a Panama Canal transit cruise. My husband is retired from the shipping industry, so he was excited to go. We flew from Houston to Los Angeles and boarded the Island Princess. This ... Read more
Salathrop
Member Since 2011
1 review
116 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have to admit this was not my choice to cruise the Panama Canal, it was my husband's, but I'm so happy we went. The Island Princess is a smaller ship & the previous dry-dock made it even smaller with the removal of one of the lounges ... Read more
chewbaka
Member Since 2010
1 review
115 forum posts
We have traveled through the Panama Canal three previous times and enjoyed it, but not this time. As a non-balcony passenger and photographer it is important to get unobstructed views from throughout the ship. NOT available on the Island ... Read more
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loge23
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
238 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This cruise marked a milestone birthday for my wife, as well as her retirement (you should be able to figure out the birthday!) after almost five decades as a Nurse, the last 25 of those as a Nursing Professor. We thought the full ... Read more
Sutee
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
31 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise last minute and had a wonderful time. The 2 day canal experience was great and informative. I was disappointed that we changed stops from Aruba to Grand Cayman.....but it was understandable with the ... Read more
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KarenBlaylock
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We went with a group of friends and did not choose the ship. We had been on the Island Princess before cruising the Mediterranean in 2015. We remembered the ship as being a bit larger and having a few more amenities. We missed having ... Read more
mamabelladonna
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
110 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Panama Canal was on my "Bucket List" and having one that departed just public transit distance from my home is my first choice. I have traveled a lot on Princess and am always happy with my Princess Cruises (Souffle!!!) The ... Read more
Chippewa74
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because going through the Panama Canal had always been something we'd wanted to do. Although this is listed as a 15 day cruise we actually got on in Vancouver which made it 18 days. Vancouver is a great city to ... Read more
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Notned2
Member Since 2006
1 review
58 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This re-positioning cruise was perfect for us, as we only had to fly one way. We boarded in Vancouver, having taken the ferry over from Victoria. We had a lovely mini-suite (as we did previously on our cruise to Hawaii) and our cabin ... Read more
Surrey Coastal Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and it embarked from our home city of Vancouver. Embarkation went smoothly but dis-embarkation took a while to get rolling but went smoothly once it started. Ship organized ... Read more
Rookie44
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Over pleased with all aspects of the cruise which we boarded in Vancouver Canada and through the Panama Canal and ended up at Ft. Lauderdale. Food was very good, even though we did eat mostly in the cafeteria. Entertainment was quite good ... Read more
marthabro
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
119 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The Island was repositioning from Vancouver to Ft. Lauderdale and offered a three day segment from Vancouver to San Francisco. Since I live in the SF Bay Area my friend and I thought it would be a fun getaway. We splurged on a Suite ... Read more
LSGDRG
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
126 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was the third Princess cruise for my husband & I. We travelled to the embarkation port (Vancouver, BC) by Amtrak, staying in Seattle, WA and Vancouver prior to embarkation. The island Princess is looking a little worn in ... Read more
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