A wonderful, Relaxing Cruise: Island Princess Cruise Review by chamaeleo
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A wonderful, Relaxing Cruise
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Los Angeles
The ship is clean. There are plenty of activities, the staff are generally very friendly & helpful. Our tour of Cartagena was spectacular and the Panama Canal was fascinating. We especially enjoyed the sea days. They sanctioned bridge games More every day which my wife adored. Trivia was always fun although the prizes were pretty tacky, even by cruise ship standards. We loved our Princess cruise to Alaska & this one lived up to our expectations (although nothing quite matches the grandeur of Alaska).
The cabin was clean and quite adequate. The bathroom was a little small, especially the shower, but this was expected. Our steward was fine except when he failed to vacuum the spilled cereal on the carpet (that I had spilled). Less
The cabin was clean and quite adequate. The bathroom was a little small, especially the shower, but this was expected. Our steward was fine except when he failed to vacuum the spilled cereal on the carpet (that I had spilled).
Port and Shore Excursions
Bus tour to a fabulous monastery on the highest point in the city. Spectacular view. The Old City was aslso interesting although the Gold Museum was largely a waste of time.
A short walk thru the botanical garden followed by lunch & a gondola ride thru the rainforest. We were deeply disappointed in the experience. We expected to see animals but saw virtually none. If you're into botny, it's fine. If you're into zoology, not so much. By all reports, the Cloud Forest was much better.
StarBreeze Panama Canal
Island Princess Panama Canal
Overall, A Good Trip