Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Princess x
Panama Canal & Central America x

Princess Cruises

Cruise Critic Overview

  • Innovative features: Anytime Dining, Movies Under the Stars
  • Globetrotting line that visits hundreds of ports
  • Great option for multigeneration groups
  • Read full overview >>
749 Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
383
Very Good
210
Average
99
Poor
36
Terrible
14
See reviews for
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
104
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
84
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
57
Holiday Cruises
Holiday Cruises
25
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
blink62
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The ports were fine. Our room was a joke. Way too small. Had to move both table and chair to get to the balcony. Balcony was fine and used a lot, except, of course, when we went through the Panama Canal. Service was exceptional. ... Read more
vacation-cruiser
Member Since 2008
1 review
37 forum posts
8 helpful votes
First let me address the positive points of this cruise. The entertainment was awesome! Of the six cruises we have been on, this one by far had the superior entertainment. The quality of singers, dancers, live band, etc. was great. We ... Read more
c5corvette
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having been on other bigger Princess boats, this one was too small and not laid out as well. Scheduling for dinner and theater shows was conflicting and problematic. People had to wait in long lines for the 5:15 any time dining, to seat ... Read more
X-NDSN
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
7 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
Compare Prices on Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruises
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
4 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
910 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
dweslander
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
Compare Prices on Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruises
gbp10
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
Helpful? Thank gbp10
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
warrior69
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
shazee
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We wanted a 10 day Panama Canal Cruise vs 14-15 days so chose this itinerary plus the price was right. Food and service was very good in the dining room. Selection in the buffet was fine, but I really never like the buffet all that much. ... Read more
Compare Prices on Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruises
westcoaster
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
113 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
pat99
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
Helpful? Thank pat99
Compare Prices on Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruises
Sherry7641
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
56 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
11,139 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
104 forum posts
3 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
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
Compare Prices on Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?