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Princess Island Princess Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Princess
Island Princess
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

71

Very Good

46

Average

31

Poor

14

Terrible

11

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

198

Family Cruises

176

Romantic Cruises

119

Entertainment Cruises

71

Repositioning Cruises

32

176 Princess Island Princess Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


KnA8361 avatar

KnA8361

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Island Princess – 10 Day Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Dec 20, 2019

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Boarding This was the fastest and smoothest we have ever boarded a ship. From exiting the cab to entering our room took about 30 minute’s total. It was flawless as was disembarkment. Bars/Entertainment We ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Aasen avatar

Aasen

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as promised

Sailing the Panama canal was on my father's bucket list, so we selected this sailing to do it as a family group. We had several people in our party with dietary restrictions that were discussed with the sales rep ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AlwaysThankfulLady

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Smooth Sailing and a great trip

My 3 siblings and spouses, along with my husband and myself, wanted to do a trip together since we live in 3 different states. This one gave us 10 days together, and we really enjoyed it. We got to the port ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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roberteades

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An amazing time on the Island Princess...

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 27th anniversary and my wife wanted to see the Panama Canal. One of the ports took us to Cartagena and it was a beautiful experience. This was our first trip to Columbia and to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Kinz42 avatar

Kinz42

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and crew

The Panama Canal was on our "Bucket List". Aftrr a lot of health challenges, we knew we wanted to do this. We liked the smaller size of the Island Princess. Fewer passengers, not so busy and crowded. We had a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Lucy Lucy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama

My girlfriend wanted us to go on this cruise with them. I figured it would be a lay back cruise because, face it, young people don’t go to Panama for a grand time. There were a LOT of elderly people on this cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mrbronson

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old & Worn-out

We truly enjoyed our cruise. That being said, Island Princess is OLD and tired. We do enjoy the smaller ships, but in the future because how Princess manages these smaller ships and offers lesser quality food, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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RetireAsACruiseCritic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Transit_Ocean To Ocean

Panama Canal always piqued our interest. My husband and I were definitely in need of a vacation and were on the Princess website one day. This cruise 'jumped out' at us and so we booked it that day, without much ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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surfside712

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Princess does NOT stand behind their product

We were suppose to Leave Vancouver September 11, 2019 at 5:30, but do to mechancical issues (propultion problems) the captain came on at 8:00 to tell us that we will not be leaving until approx midnight - in ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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KrystalD

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Continuous Cycle of Disappointment

My family (a party of 15 people total) selected this cruise line because of the ports and shore excursions we were promised. Traveling to Juneau to see the glaciers, wildlife, and sled dogs were items on many of our ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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MargaritaPam

1 Review Written

Great first experience with Princess Cruises.

We boarded the Island Princess in Vancouver. The Vancouver port is beautiful, but the embarkation process is spread out throughout the terminal. You went from one end to another end and back which didn't seem very ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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TezzaBee49

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This cruise was an event that could be repeated, there is so much to see and do.

This cruise was chosen because the Inside Passage cruise has been a bucket list item for many years. It totally exceeded our expectations. The Island Princess was extremely accommodating with great passenger to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Music886 avatar

Music886

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing and Relaxing Cruise

The next cruise is already being looked into because we had such a great time. The entertainment was very professional and had plenty of variety. The Dining and food selection had many options to fit even the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Gibsongirl

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

We felt like prisoners on the Island Princess

We are elite cruisers with Princess (have sailed on many ships) and booked two 7 day Alaska cruises from July 3 - July 17, 2019 on the Island Princess. This ship is sadly lacking in public amenities and the cabin ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Houston TRACK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Didn't see anything better with Princess

We have sailed with Carnival and Royal Caribbean previously. I was led to believe that Princess was a step up, so to speak, in quality. I was disappointed. First off, why Vancouver? The embarking experience ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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purplepirate

10 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Great family cruise!

We wanted to take our family on an Alaskan cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. My wife and I had taken this exact same itinerary 10 years ago and we knew from experience our family would enjoy it. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Cpinuelas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaska North - Fun cruise

This was a bucketlist cruise for our family aged 83-17. We all really enjoyed it. The onboard activities kept everyone busy. The ship is older, but nicely maintained. We enjoyed the whale watching in Icy ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Eliose

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise

Small ship made for short or no lines, three or fewer in the hot tubs, plenty of prime seating for sightseeing and a very relaxed atmosphere. Check in was a breeze and room was ready when we boarded. Staff in ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Henry Fetigan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A real vacation

Timing as we needed to get away for a short break without flying anywhere. Have travelled with Princess a number of times before but not recently. Found the overall experience better than expected. Space in cabin ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Michael Sunde

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This was the cruise from Hell!

We chose this cruise because it was going through the Panama Canal. But as you very well know, it sailed right after an abbreviated cruise because of a infecting virus. And yes 3 days into the cruise, my wife got ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Ribob21

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overall bad experience.

Crew is not friendly at all, food was terrible. Very little entertainment, unless all you want to do is play bingo. Was my first and last cruise on Princess. They charge you for everything. The sanctuary, which ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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ecs66

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Couple of hiccups. Overall very nice vacation.

EMBARKATION: On 2/28/19, only two cruise ships in port, and little traffic. The area was well marked and parking was easy. At Terminal 2 there isn’t a line for Priority boarding for Platinum and Elite from ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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TenneSea

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship that needs some TLC and better TV and internet

10 day Panama Canal. Feb 28 - Mar. 10, 2019 Boarding was good in Ft. Lauderdale. Immediate impression:, cozy, intimate ship. Public areas are small but pretty. Mini suite was spacious. Wow, 2 TVs.... Don't ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Yanette

1 Review Written

Unwelcoming excursions for wheelchairs and unsafe handicap washroom

Unwelcoming excursions for wheelchairs and unsafe, uncomfortable handicap washroom. The excursions was unadaptable, unwelcoming for wheelchairs and all our water excursions was cancel out, without letting you see ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ClareV

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Ship is magnificent except for non-existent stabilizers

We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience going through the Panama Canal. It did not disappoint. We had a mini-suite balcony and were on starboard side and had the best view ever. Our TV was on with ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Island Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment3.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Family4.03.5
Enrichment3.03.7
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.8
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