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

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Old & Worn-out

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mrbronson
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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, music, activities and we feel lower quality staff, we will not be returning to the Island. My primary observations: No electrical by bed. Had to request extension cord and run ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Carnival has ruined another great cruise line...Princess.

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sld007
10+ Cruises

My now 90 year old mother and I took this same ship to the Panamal Canal in 2012 and we were now celebrating her 90th birthday and looking forward to the renovations that were made in 2017 to the ship. Imagine our surprise when we find that our balcony grade room was now 1/3 smaller and the shower so small that I could not even turn around without bumping my head (I'm almost 6 feet tall but no ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


This ship needs attention

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calvin08
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 have generalized staff in that statement but there was some good people of course but more rude, abrupt and uncaring staff than good. This includes some higher ranking staff like store ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Panama Canal Transit

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rickaaer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise in order to experience the Panama Canal transit. We were welcomed at the airport and transported to the ship. Embarkment processing was completed within five minutes and disembarking from ship to shore was completed within 15 minutes. Our cabin stewart did an amazing job as well as our dining waiter. The meals were great and the main show each evening kept you well ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


A fun cruise with a few minor bumps

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wudmeister
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 highlighted maps that show how to get to the stern of the ship (Deck 8) and perhaps how to get out on the bow. (Deck 10 I believe, but I was not able to get there during the trip as it's ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

Traveled with disabled person


Panama Canal Transit_Ocean To Ocean

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RetireAsACruiseCritic
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 thought. We had planned to go alone as we were trying to catch up on celebrating our 25th anniversary from last year [we had to cancel our vacation in 2018 because we live in Leilani ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Island Princess - Panama Canal

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CAFoerst
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 transit since we haven't done that recently and was going to stop in ports that we have been before. I knew that the Island Princess is much smaller that Royal or Regal, but was ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


This Was a Very Nice Cruise (15 Day Panama Canal)

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nenet1234
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

All port excursions (all booked through Princess) were great. The Aromas and Flavors of Cartagena was a bit shorter than we expected, but the food was great. I recommend the balcony dinner for two (stead and lobster) and save your appetite. They serve you a lot of food! The cost is $99. There is a service provided at disembarkation to have your luggage picked up on your last day and ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Panama Canal

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rainer1
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Sailing south and going through the Panama Canal was a bucket list Item. Princess had a cruise that fit our time line so we booked it a year in advanced. Jade and Lucy the cruise director staff made the cruise such an enjoyable experience. We laughed with them and had competitions with them. they could always be counted on for a smile and a warm and friendly hello. If going, plan on packing ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


15 Days Panama Canal - Sep 26, 2018

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vmwoo
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 little bit soft to our liking. The room steward did a good service making us feel like home every day. He always open the door for us when he is near our room. Princess crews did a ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


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