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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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559 Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews

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elliair
Member Since 2004
1 review
2,745 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
desertmoon
Member Since 2014
1 review
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
-Overall the food was quite good and the balcony cabin was worth the extra cost. The best specialty dining was the Crab Shack, which opens only 3 nights on the cruise. Outstanding value, with unlimited king crab and large shrimp (we never ... Read more
machaus
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We had a wonderful time on this cruise, especially compared to our last cruise on the Grand Princess. We found all the staff, from top to bottom, very pleasant and accommodating. Any problem or question was taken care of promptly. The ... Read more
HectorAmor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After spending a few pre-cruise days in Venice, we boarded the Island Princess, our first time with them so we were naturally wondering what we would find! The boarding was quite good, everything ran smoothly; the cabin was ready and ... Read more

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Taylor made to cruise
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
65 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
It was a shame what the corporate office did when they decided to add 200 more rooms on the ship. Apparently they didn't account for the 400 more passengers to eat in the main dining room. We had my time dining and most nights were given ... Read more
chuchu
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My husband and I have more than 30 cruises under our belt, however, we usually do not use one cruise line. We select our cruises based on itineraries. The selection of this cruise was based on the ports and because my sister and her ... Read more
Je ne sais quoi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Although we'd previously visited some of these ports/countries in past independent travel, this was our first repositioning/ Transatlantc cruise. The refurbished rooms on the Island Princess were an improvement over what we remembered from ... Read more
buffalo bills
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We relied on the very good reviews of this ship when we booked our cruise late in 2014, and the resulting high rating of the ship , but unfortunately most of the reviews and the resulting rating predates renovations that were recently ... Read more
cruiser2bara
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This was our fourth transatlantic, our 20th cruise on the Princess Line and the third on the Island. During this 31 day repositioning we found the Island clean, though a little dated, with excellent always-with-a-smile service and the ... Read more

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laughing husky
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,721 forum post
1 helpful vote
I am in my mid 70's and my husband is in his late 60's. We have both been to Europe several times, and I have been to all of these places except Corsica and Mykonos....and as it turned out, Santorini. We took an upsell for a full suite ... Read more
diplomats
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
214 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were a group of eight cruise age people, meaning seniors, ranging from 72 to 75, one in wheelchair and one mobility challenged using a walker. The draw of this cruise was the itinerary, which turned out to be more challenging than ... Read more
drewpat
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Very nice late season cruise in the Med. The ship was very nice and a good atmosphere on board. All the staff were excellent from the Cabin Steward and Waiters and the entertainment team all very friendly and pleasant. Both Embarkation ... Read more
WildRedHed
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My age 61, travelling with my 62 year old partner, my 90 year old Dad and my 33 year old son, who has learning difficulties. This was our 16th cruise, but first with Princess, so I was excited to experience a different cruise line, and was ... Read more
Captain Sensible1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We set sail from Venice on 14th October. We were at the rear of the ship in cabin C716, I agree with other contributors about the vibration particularly at night, more of a nuisance when it occurred, especially at night. Our steward was ... Read more

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silvertreveller
Member Since 2012
1 review
76 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We originally booked one of the new stern cabins, but after reading some of the early reviews decided to move. We booked B615 on Baha deck and had no trouble with the engine vibration(s). Embarkation: went smoothly - until we received ... Read more
harry37hverna
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We joined the ship at Venice cruise terminal nice and early and had a very slick embarkation. Because we had a ‘guaranteed’ cabin our luggage took a while to find us so we had a relaxing lunch .having previously cruised with ... Read more
julie910
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ports of call on this cruise were great. Our experience on the ship was just ok. This was the first cruise for my husband and me, so perhaps our expectations were too high, but we both thought some things could have been so much ... Read more
CruiserGVMN
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did the 12 day Mediterranean Cruise on the Island Princess which sailed from Barcelona on Oct. 1st and ended in Venice. The itinerary was great with only 2 port days. Since this was our first time in Europe, we booked everything ... Read more
wunderlust59
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We spent a delightful three nights in Venice before our cruise. We stayed at the Hotel Olimpa. Good location near water taxis. Great breakfast and nice canal side location. The ship was older but recently redone and nice enough. We ... Read more

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rentlady
Member Since 2008
1 review
235 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Princess changed our port days and times, which in Istanbul, turkey on their highest holy day of the year. Naturally, this found business closed and limited available shore excursions. No explanations given to passengers on why this was ... Read more
Steve Fox
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was our first cruise so had nothing to compare it to and no idea what to expect from Princess. Overall, we were impressed and will definitely cruise again. Majority of the passengers were Brits ... Read more
hairylengths
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from the Grand Med cruise on Island Princess, unfortunately the itenery changed, so we missed a lot of our points of interest, parts of Istanbul where closed, so why they changed the ports to do that one second I have no ... Read more
Nicagal
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
328 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Would do this cruise again in a heart beat. The ports for this itinerary is exactly what we were looking for and the reason for booking this cruise. Venice over night, Athens, Istanbul, Mykonos, Naples, Rome, Florence, Toulon, ... Read more
merwench
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We decided to do a cruise of the med for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and to be honest we were both not really looking forward to it as didn't know what to expect as used to relaxing on holiday and this was a port heavy cruise. We ... Read more

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