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Los Angeles Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews

Princess
Island Princess
Destination
Los Angeles

Traveler rating

Excellent

76

Very Good

68

Average

26

Poor

19

Terrible

5

Cruise type

68 Los Angeles Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews


wudmeister avatar

wudmeister

1 Review Written

A fun cruise with a few minor bumps

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I chose this cruise because I was helping my parents with their travels. Both are mobility challenged and I go along to assist them. A small, but great ship and the remodel was amazing. I'd like to see some ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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CAFoerst

1 Review Written

Island Princess - Panama Canal

I have sailed with Princess many, many times and am at the highest level on loyalty classification. I have been spoiled by my last sailings on the Royal and Regal for my last three times. We chose the Panama Canal ...
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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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meggieh

10 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

We came back new!

Just returned from a cruise to and through the Panama Canal. We, happily, are Platinum Passengers with Princess, so boarding, and disembarking went very smoothly. Our cabin was ready when we boarded, that was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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kllychpmn

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Well done but not perfect

Well I think they did a nice job for the most part on this sailing ,The company was forced to exchange Ensinada mexico for Nicaragua due to election violence, but its hard to blame them for wanting to keep us safe . ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Casuel

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal was a thrilling experience

We mainly chose this cruise because it was a round trip departing from Los Angeles (close to home), thus resulting in not having to be bothered with any airplane flights. Secondly, we had never experienced the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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gthornh

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise and wonderful crew

We always wanted to complete a Panama canal cruise. We decided on the full transit because the itinerary had several beautiful stops on both the Caribbean and Pacific side. Except for Aruba we arranged our own ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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SeeTraveler

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal LA Roundtrip

Experience on the ship was overall excellent. The captain was amazing. He could be seen all over the ship. He would walk through the Horizon Court buffet breakfast every morning to greet the passengers and ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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oldmandick

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

I met Cruise Critic members

I chose this to get away. My embarking in San Pedro was very easy. My habit on cruises is going to the "international café" for morning coffee. After several mornings I met some very lively people who turned out to ...
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Sail Date September 2017


eyehep avatar

eyehep

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary

We loved the mix of ports and days at sea. Going through the canal was also a big part of why we chose this cruise. We had great luck with the weather and had smooth seas and sunshine every single day. The ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Twomc

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Captain and Cruise Director

We chose this cruise due to the cost and wanting to do a Panama transit. We had previously did a Panama Canal cruise from Ft. Lauderdale. We live in SC and drove to Ft. Lauderdale due to the plane fare from FL being ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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nightingalegirl

1 Review Written

Very enjoyable

Wanted to go through the Panama Canal again. It was delightful . Met some great people and enjoyed the staff. Our Cabin steward , Arturo , did a great job and created the most interesting animals with towels. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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anamari

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not exactly up to previous Princess standards

We always wanted to do the Panama Canal cruise and we have previously sailed on Princess so when this cruise came up at the right time and price, we jumped on it. We were disappointed with the condition of the ship ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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gwenmarie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ports of call

We have done the Canal several times but this time traveled with our daughter who had not. I loved the RT La itinerary as we don’t travel thru Florida. We love sea days and we had plenty as well as a few new ports ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Carnemom

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Wonderful....except for our cabin!

Kudos to Princess for planning such a wonderful itinerary! This was the first Panama Canal cruise for us and initially we were hesitant about doing a partial crossing, but in the end opted for this sailing because ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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KonaCruisers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Second Time on the Island

We were on this ship approximately 2 years ago on a Panama cruise. We vowed at that time to return when the "BIG" locks were complete.As on the first cruise the crew were absolutely great. As for the ship... On the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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pwdellers2

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Cruise even though ........

We had never experienced the Panama Canal and this cruise was an opportunity to see it without having to deal with the many negative issues associates with flying to the cruise port. The cruise was essentially one ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Gnomey

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A cruise to Canada

Firstly, I agree with the many in they have ruined Island Princess with the recent updates. The additional cabins block off the Promenade deck, the additional plating on the rear makes it look almost ugly and the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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pancho51

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Bad

so I could take my friend thru Panama Canal...cruise director and staff were the best I ever met on a ship.....nightly entertainment was definitely above average....disappointed that Princess has no organized bridge ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Scott269 avatar

Scott269

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

A Pleasant Surprise

I chose this cruise because of the itinery and the number of days at sea. I was celebrating a partial retirement and just wanted an extended time to relax. I had concerns about the age of the ship, this being my ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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westcoaster

6 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Great round trip Panama Canal itinerary on the Island

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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vacation-cruiser

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Full Transit Panama Canal Cruise on Island Princess

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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ranpalm

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Itinerary

We wanted to see Panama Canal and needed 13 days to become elite, this cruise worked well. All the ports were new to us and the only place we did not like was Cartagena, too many pushy vendors and the heat was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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X-NDSN

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A successful experiance with only minor difficulties

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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rogerandellen2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing fun cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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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