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Los Angeles to the Panama Canal & Central America Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews

Princess
Island Princess
Panama Canal & Central America
Los Angeles

Traveler rating

Excellent

47

Very Good

53

Average

16

Poor

16

Terrible

4

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136 Los Angeles to the Panama Canal & Central America Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews


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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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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


calvin08 avatar

calvin08

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This ship needs attention

The cleanliness and quality of furnishings needs serious help. I have cruised with Princess 6 previous times and have never had a ship or staff like this. It was as if no one cared from the company to the staff. I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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vmwoo

1 Review Written

15 Days Panama Canal - Sep 26, 2018

We truely enjoyed the Panama Canal transit experience from Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean. We had a balcony room on deck 11 (Baja) in mid ship area. The room was comfortable although we found the mattress a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Yehootu

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Relaxing Experience

Who chose this cruise as it was easy for us to get to LA from Honolulu. We have already done a Ocean to Ocean transit and wanted to try this cruise. We had been on the Island Princess prior to her retro fit. We ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Hennepin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise Exceeded Expectations (19 days roundtrip from LA)

Overall fantastic experience. During sea days we enjoyed Zumba by the outdoor pool, ping pong in the Lotus courtyard, laps around the Promenade and upper decks (can make a full circuit on Promenade via brief indoor ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Golf4

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Guess I'm the only one, but it was below par

We picked this cruise as we had done one like it on the Coral Princess. This was really disappointing. The food in the Horizon was barely palatable and almost the same every day. The food in the dinning room was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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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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seahorse42

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise with changes

Cruised with 2 other best friend couples. Itinerary of Ports changed as Nicaragua had protests. Ensenada, MX was replacement port. Island Princess current layout with no aft night club/lounge makes not enough venues ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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cokefirst

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great crew, and a fabulous time

this is the longest cruise we have ever done. We have taken 10 previous cruises on Princess, and we really love their service The only thing I miss about this ship is the lack of the 24 hour international ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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romancecruising

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable Panama Canal Round Trip

This is the third time we've taken this itinerary on this ship, and we enjoyed this one a lot. The only downside was that the political unrest in Nicaragua caused the ship to skip that port and substitute Ensenada, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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maddy20

1 Review Written

Loved the staff, food, on shore trips and Captain Michele Tuvo

Our mini suite was very comfortable and roomy for two ladies. The cabin room service was excellent, fast and the food was very good. Our cabin steward Gerald was always smiling, always available if we needed him. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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auntella

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The best and the not so good!!

Captain Michele Tuvo is the best, the very best!!! He was every where, in the dining rooms, buffet, hallways, atrium, talking to passengers and employees, checking on everyone.....Everywhere. The host of the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Merrysmom

1 Review Written

STRESS FREE HOLIDAYS

If you've never sailed during the holidays you are missing out. We choose this particular cruise aboard the Island Princess specifically for the dates that included Christmas and New Years. And the destination was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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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Green Mountain Tourist

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Our last Princess cruise

We chose the Panama Canal cruise because it was on our bucket list. The itinerary was great. We felt the cruise was overbooked, understaffed and over priced. Everything on board was pricey - excursions, drinks, ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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sjlh6250

1 Review Written

Disappoinment

We chose this cruise to travel with friends over holiday and had a great time despite from the fact some in the party got sick! Overall I rated it three because the seafood was the only thing that tasted ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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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kendee

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with Princess

we booked our cabin on viewing it on the internet. Balcony mid ship 12th floor. Internet shows the cabin to be larger than normal but we have found out this is not true. Our cabin was clean and bed very comfortable ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Callie28

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Wonderful holiday cruise

We chose this cruise to experiment with the idea of being away from home for the holidays. We have cruised with princess 30+ times so there is a certain comfort zone. We were very happy with the service, our cabin, ...
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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


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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