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X-NDSN
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The Island Princess is the smallest of the Princess ships we have sailed on and lacks some of the features present on the larger ships. Several people mentioned that during the recent overhaul of the ship close to 200 additional rooms ... Read more
dagreg
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 helpful votes
First off........read many reviews before taking this cruise. Many that complained about the crew, shower, ship and food.........had to be old fuddy duddies that never smile, (had plenty of those on board), they were rude, and treated ... Read more
tommoschetti
Member Since 2016
1 review
The Island Princess is for us a large ship. While we are much happier and comfortable on a ship with no more than 1500 passengers, Island princess did have adequate space for quiet lounging or reading. The crowded areas were the dining ... Read more
alice_Cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
1st time going thru Panama Canal Excellent restaurant services, waiter and assistants work together very well, they help each other out. They have good memeory, remember our preference, always bring tea at begining of meal, bring fruits ... Read more
FriscoLady
Member Since 2005
1 review
780 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first time on the Island Princess and I think it can best be described as "cozy". While there were many things that I liked about this smaller Princess ship, its lack of space also presented some challenges. The ... Read more
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dweslander
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Seeing the Panama Canal for the first time was awesome, going through the locks and pulled by mechanical mules. We loved Cartagena with it's old Spanish fort high on a hill, the old Spanish arcitecture. Huatulco and Puntarenas were ... Read more
snehprasad
Member Since 2016
1 review
I like to cruise with Princess because everything is always CLEAN and you get Superior Service. The food is amazing on board the ship. The beds in our room are excellent. I have cruised with one other cruise line and did not like it. The ... Read more
gbp10
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our grand experience began when we chose the Princess airport to ship transfer. Easy. No fuss. As we entered the ship we found stunningly beautiful Christmas decorations throughout. Our well appointed balcony stateroom allowed an ... Read more
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6 Kids
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
We booked this cruise one week before the sail date. Talk about last minute! We drove down to Ft. Lauderdale from Raleigh, NC. We stayed at a hotel in Hollywood, FL that will let you park your car for the duration of the cruise. There is a ... Read more
Coral Princess Lover
Member Since 2016
1 review
Panama was on our bucket list. We sailed on the Coral Princess to Alaska in 2015 and it felt like coming home. The ship was all decorated for Christmas and it was absolutely beautiful. We had so much fun with Corey and his staff that ... Read more
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warrior69
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Being able to see the Panama Canal was the big deciding factor in picking this cruise on the Coral Princess. We were also able to book a very nice cabin with handicap accessibility which is important since by partner as serious mobility ... Read more
westcoaster
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
106 forum posts
This cruise was a 19-day round trip Panama Canal cruise out of Los Angeles. I loved this itinerary. If you're going to do a round-trip Panama Canal cruise, do one like this from the Pacific side - you see much more of the canal. We ... Read more
rogerandellen2
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Enjoyed the Panama Canal experience extremely well. The tours were interesting, however a major negative was not revealed to us prior to booking each tour....and that was the long walk from the ship to the bus. I was able to cancel the ... Read more
adjjac
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
The ship was a mess. The front desk staff, particularly one man, was combative, argumentative and rude. I asked to buy two stamps on the 3rd day of the cruise and he told me they didn't have any because they had sold them all. I suggested ... Read more
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
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pat99
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
42 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
11,048 forum posts
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
101 forum posts
2 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
ralbert92
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
This was our 17th cruise and the longest one my wife and I have taken. It was also our first (but not last) cruise with Princess. It was wonderful! The Ports visited were beautiful and the excursions were great. Everyone on the ships ... Read more
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princefan
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Have always wanted to see the Panama Canal and partial transit was a great way to do it. Watched the workings from the bridge and it was amazing. As for the ports, all were as expected. Went to the Rainforest in Limon. Beautiful and ... Read more
Barlisboss
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as the Panama Canal was on our bucket list of cruise 'musts'. Quite concerned re the number of negative views however we have sailed with a number of cruise lines including Holland America, Princess, NCL so we are not ... Read more
tellis90245
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
4 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
4 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
48 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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