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Princess Island Princess Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Island Princess
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Excellent

50

Very Good

39

Average

18

Poor

8

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4

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

198

Family Cruises

176

Romantic Cruises

119

Entertainment Cruises

71

Repositioning Cruises

32

119 Princess Island Princess Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


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doug111

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not The Best Cruise Ship or Cruise

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We chose this cruise at the last minute due to the very low price. Apparently this cruise was a 'late add' to the 2019 sailing schedule when the Island Princess did not go in for it's scheduled maintenance. There ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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joe blow123456789

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

So much for ROMANCE

We had good experiences with Princes before, not this time. What can I say, fire alarm in the cabin going off every time we took a shower, the phone ringing 20 times afterwards telling us, then people at our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Happy Cruiser 1947

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise

We wanted to experience the Panama Canal, but didn't want to go through the ENTIRE lock system. We've been through 68 locks in Europe on our Viking Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise in June of 2016. That was ...
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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


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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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roytan

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise

After being on the Regal and the Royal, this was a much smaller ship. It is also a much older ship and is in relatively good shape. We had a mini suite on Caribe and it was a great location and everything in the ...
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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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Bionic Couple

1 Review Written

Alaskan Sampler

We are from Vancouver, so this 5 day "Sampler" cruise was an easy get away for us. We have been to Alaska before, so did not go for the itinerary, which was a good thing as it turned out. We were 12 hours ...
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Sail Date September 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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lovethemountains5590

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A trip to stunning Alaska

Island Princess was a nice ship. Smaller and less spacious than the previous Royal Princess that we have been on. But we knew this when booking. Shower in cabin is EXTREMELY small. We are small to average size ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Lisarue

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Customer service is non existant

Choose this due to low price. Had problems with a flight booked through princess cancelling and not being rebooked. This resulted in us having to pay a second time for air fare to and from ship with absolutely ZERO ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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SharonaLB

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Island Princess - Pacific Coast

We just got off the Island Princess sailing from Los Angeles to Vancouver. Service overall, with one exception (see below) was fabulous. We were on the Royal Princess in January and are booked for Australia in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Morahan

2 Reviews Written

Relaxing Cruise to Panamá Canal

Departure hour was delayed because a Norovirus outbreak in the last cruise. They had to clean the ship. Delayed was just a few hours and did not impact schedule at all. During the first days we had special cleaning ...
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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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Prr1620

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome

our stwerd was awesome. He there when we needed something. Said hi in hall and talked with us. The Buffet was okay. Lots of food from different countries. Not my kind of food so I just picked. Breakfast ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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jackz

1 Review Written

PANAMA CANAL

Itinerary was great! food in mdr was average at best. any time dining was a big waste and princess needs to correct because the wait was always over anhour. sabatini's and bayou cafe were excellent. beware the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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CruisePhotos

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Partial Canal transit on Island Princess was a fun cruise.

This cruise stopped at some ports we had not visited previously and also went into the Panama Canal and back out again. We also left winter behind for ten days and enjoyed the balmy Caribbean weather. Although ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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arubaaruba

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal in aft suite

Fantastic experience! Stateroom was beautiful but I can confirm the vibration is excessive, even for an aft stateroom. However, the overall quality of the room and that balcony during the transit far outweighed the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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andersonm1154

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best surprise? No surprise—and that can be good.

To call it "Bucket-List: cruise would elevate it to something it never was really intended to be. We were looking for a Christmas getaway that was warm and yet included sights never scene. So we chose the 10-day ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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nmpuntonet

2 Reviews Written

Great Itinerary To Explore a Must See Destination

Crossing the Panama Canal was one of our "must see" destinations. While many cruise lines offer this as an option, few offer this in depth voyage from ocean to ocean. We selected this Island Princess cruise because ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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mdaccess

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Tad Better Than Norwegian but That's Not a Compliment

Why we chose this Cruise: We selected this journey because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal during the winter time to avoid the cold weather. Our travel agent recommended the Island Princess to facilitate ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Central Florida Pete

2 Reviews Written

Exceptional in Every Way

Our ten day cruise aboard the Island Princess was everything we wanted it to be. The service, food and accommodations were exactly what we wished for. The entertainment director responsible for organizing all ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Dan M.

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Time on Our Panama Canal Cruise

The Panama Canal was always a place that I had heard about, studied in school and someplace I just felt like I wanted to visit. Well, our trip there lived up to expectations. From the time we left Ft. Lauderdale ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ktemaque

1 Review Written

70th Birthday Celebration

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and the timing was great. Embarkation and disembarkation was very well organized and plenty of Princess personnel directing passengers which caused a ...
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Sail Date October 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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