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chloe kitty
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,617 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised thru the Panama Canal a few yeas ago. We were interested in the changes that have taken place with the widening project. We decided on the Island Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco on February 28, 2017. Being ... Read more
Circus Riff Raff
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
We are Princess Platinum, and although we have our issues with the company, we find their ships and staff still a cut above the other in the "reasonable" cruise line pricing sheet group. Cabin: B524; Steward, Ricky. ... Read more
Railfan41190
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised over 30 times, but only once before on Princess, in Alaska. We gave it rave reviews. So we talked another couple (first timers) into traveling with us to the Panama Canal. The first two days at sea went well, except for a ... Read more
hhbartman
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is our second cruise to the Caribbean on the coral princess. While the ship is starting to show its age on a lot of different levels, we feel it is very well-designed. This is the second year in a row that some of the ports ... Read more
dreaminofcruisin
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
112 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Coral Princess partial transit of the Panama Canal. The ship is beautiful and we found almost all of the staff to be friendly and eager to please. We enjoyed the food in the Main Dining Room, the ... Read more
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montylee
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This cruise is billed as the Panama Canal cruise. If you accept that then the abbreviated shore excursions in other places become acceptable. If not, then the extremely short layovers will not be satisfactory. That being said, this is an ... Read more
lindastarr
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
From January 7-31, a friend and I spent 24 days aboard Holland America’s Westerdam on a Collectors Cruise to Mexico and Hawaii, followed, three land-days later, by a 15-day cruise through the Panama Canal aboard the Island Princess ... Read more
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rottekatz
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
40 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Selected the Island Princess because it had recently been in dry dock. They forgot to remove rust and clean up the ship. The dining room staff, Jeffrey and Maria Carmen provided excellent and attentive service and were anxious to see ... Read more
Vickia314
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
BEST CRUISE EVER! We took the Panama Canal Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. We had been on a couple more Princess cruises that were good, but this one exceeded our expectations! This one was over the top SPECTACULAR! ONE: It is extremely ... Read more
cdnexplorer
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had successfully sailed with Princess three times before and when I found that Princess had a cruise from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal around my preferred date, we booked it without really checking alternative cruise lines. ... Read more
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chalce
Member Since 2009
1 review
62 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My DH does not like sea days so this is the perfect cruise. We were off ship in a different country nearly every two days. The Island Princess is in need of some TLC. Some of the hallway carpets, especially on Emerald deck, were ripped ... Read more
micheal1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This cruise fulfilled a long held ambition to do the Panama Canal. That part was brilliant. The ship was Ok but needs a bit of an upgrade. There was a lot of rust showing through on the decks and not a lot of maintenance appeared to ... Read more
Virginwill
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We try always to cruise on Princess because they consistently offer a very good value for our money. Food, service, cleanliness and condition of ship is always excellent. The Island Princess is not a mega ship, approximately 2,200 ... Read more
stanandnan
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose the cruise through the Panama Canal because it had an ittinery that attracted us. The shows were the BEST that we have seen on any cruise line The LINES to get to things were bad- we waited 2 3/4 hours to get on the ship, ... Read more
Gamadee1
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we obviously wanted to cruise the Panama Canal. We do not cruise every year, nor have we had particular loyalty to any one cruise line. We have, however, been on around 10 cruises over the years. We had ... Read more
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colo58cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was an amazing "bucket list" trip through the Panama Canal! The service was stellar as was the food in the any time dining room. Loved the pizza for lunch in Sabatinis. We spent the sea days in the sanctuary and most ... Read more
RichFromOmaha
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
A Panama Canal cruise was on our to-do list for a long time. The Island Princess is a mid-sized ship, so it doesn't have a lot of entertainment venues. Our low-end balcony cabin was just right, as we didn't spend a lot of time there. At ... Read more
il castoro
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Notes on Island Princess, 1/19/17 - 2/3/17 Panama Canal Full Transit I wanted to transit the Canal since I was 12 years old. My mother had done it in the 1930s, and gave me Frederic Haskin's 1913 book about the Canal as a present. ... Read more
Brian1951
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We sailed on the Coral Princess for the partial Panama transit from January 17 to 27, 2017. This was our twelfth cruise and our ninth with Princess. Having encountered a poor all around experience on the Star Princess in April 2016 for a ... Read more
NFL Godfather
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
The good. 1. $12.80 +tip cab fare from FLL to the cruise ship. 2. Suites are nice and not claustrophobic. 3. Bed was very comfortable. 4. Head Chef and Maitre D were very nice. Chef's Table was excellent. ($95 each) ... Read more
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wgmiller
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went as part of a group of friends. My wife is scooter-bound. We were initially told that because of my wife's mobility issues, we could not go on any of the shore excursions. However, after discussions with the shore excursion ... Read more
kuntrybu
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Cruising to Panama Canal with 19 others. The ship is very nice. Of course, the shower is tiny as all cruises. One night there was the odor of varnish in our hallway. We called the desk and they had the crew stop painting ... Read more
CostCritic
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
It sounded like a good cruise but it was not. The ship is tired, front desk is terrible and seemed like half the ship and crew got sick including us. We have taken other Princess Cruises as well as Norwegian and Viking. Princess was ... Read more
HaveDogWillTravel
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
210 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The service on the Island Princess was absolutely stellar. Everyone (wait staff, bar staff, room steward, customer service desk) we came in contact with did their utmost to make this cruise the best experience possible. I know they had ... Read more
DavidB5
Member Since 2006
1 review
89 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit within our budget and timing. We have sailed Princess before and we have been satisfied with the experience. Embarkation in Los Angeles went smoothly. From the time we were dropped at the pier by the ... Read more
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