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587 Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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natnat3383
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
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
Jcorr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I am a first time cruiser so the thought of flying half way around the world to get on a ship for 17 days did NOT interest me at all but as this was to be a family reunion for my husbands family I nervously went along. Wow ....that was ... Read more
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MePlus4
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We took this trip over Christmas and New Year's from San Pedro, CA to Ft. Laud, FLa. It was great! We had two cabins, 7050 and 7053 - fantastically placed, interior, midship cabins. The ship is the smallest we have sailed so far, but we ... Read more
Dididi
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
184 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We wanted to see the Panama Canal but had to work around the school calendar. Our choices for a full transit voyage were the Island Princess (15 nights) or the Pacific Princess (17 nights). We had been on the Pacific Princess before and ... Read more
Jan Thorwart
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As seasoned cruisers, we were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed our mini-suite with a window (Baja 202 - our usual balcony choices midship weren't available). It was large with a wonderful tub but be warned that you DEFINITELY ... Read more

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CapeCodFlyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
2 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
Nana clc
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
52 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
118 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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elliair
Member Since 2004
1 review
2,683 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
mocruzn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
evalwarner
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Enjoyed our time on the ship. Panama Canal full transit is a must do except the 8 "at sea" days are too many. Staff for the most part were excellent. Most of the entertainment was very good. There were a couple of acts that were ... Read more

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Blackrobe
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
718 forum posts
2 helpful votes
While I agree that the Coral Princess had the best production show cast I have seen on a cruise ship I was quite disappointed with the Coral Princess. I wonder if it had something to do with the Captain leaving the ship before the end of ... Read more
NYJudge
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I wish there was a rating between poor and average. I agree with some of the other reviews I read on this site. The ship definitely needs a facelift, which I understand it soon to take place. Too late for me though. The shower was the ... Read more
Gregwhiz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was our 10th cruise with Princess, our 2nd on this ship. My wife and I were not part of a group so we had a good chance to interact with the staff and the other guests. Most of the guests were older but there were a couple of families ... Read more
GalinAZ
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have only taken three cruises in the past though I've traveled extensively by air and auto. I went on this cruise alone (for privacy and paid the premium), and had a single inside stateroom, as part of a group of 30-40 people ... Read more
biloxi92
Member Since 2004
1 review
74 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise on Princess and from all the good things I have heard about them, I was very disappointed. The ship is older and needs to be updated. Hallways, twist and turn making it difficult for people with walkers or ... Read more

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sailor925
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Let's start with the good: relaxed liquor policy and good value for the liquor package as unlike Celebrity, they don't increase the price of their good drinks to encourage you to upgrade your package. Rooms are clean and room and dining ... Read more
rmtheisen
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Good: The food and the entertainment were all excellent. A nice variety of meals and every venue we dined at was equally good. Even the buffet was excellent. The entertainment was varied and top-notch, including two comedians and ... Read more
lammy1952
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
65 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a cruise that nearly pleased on many counts and respects, but eventually left us feeling slightly disappointed. The embarkation process was reasonably efficient, although it took two hours from arrival to actually getting ... Read more
binbali
Member Since 2013
1 review
51 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We just got back from our first Princess cruise and I have to say the staff are amazing and we loved the size of coral but the age was not really suited to us at 40 years old but we enjoyed it all the same,. The itinerary was fantastic and ... Read more
sepam
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We were treated so wonderfully by everyone. The men at the International Cafe, where I would go at 3:00 AM were always so thoughtful. The staff at the Horizon Court were cheerful and acted like we were doing them a favor letting them get ... Read more
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