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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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Lizziebiff
Member Since 2007
1 review
189 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
DeeCRC
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
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

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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
ljgordon54
Member Since 2015
1 review
61 forum posts
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
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
46 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

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Nana clc
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
31 forum posts
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
bestnana2007
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
59 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
3,156 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

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mocruzn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
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
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
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
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
Taylor made to cruise
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
75 forum posts
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

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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
1 helpful vote
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
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
laughing husky
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,731 forum post
2 helpful votes
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

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