10 Day Panama Canal Itinerary Island Princess D608 Traditional Dining Late Seating 1/25/04 to 2/4/04 Nassau, Panama, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel Charles and Judy Crain - 46 and 48, engineer and homemaker, respectively. Mexican Riviera (Sea Princess) - 1/2002 Alaska (Ocean Princess) - 6/2001
Summary: Best cruise to date, but the first to Alaska will always be special. Food, fun, excursions, activities, and itinerary were all great. We picked this cruise because of the length (10 days), seeing the Panama Canal, trying a Caribbean cruise for the first time and the price. The price was the major driver for picking this cruise, the personnel will keep us coming back. In summary, highly recommended. If you can get onto the Island Princess before she goes to Alaska, try this itinerary.
Top 10 Best List: 1: Princess Personnel (The Good) - Like our Alaska cruise, this one was filled with notable Princess personnel that made the cruise exceptional. Of note was Jessy, our cabin steward who was almost perfect (no one is perfect), friendly, helpful, cheery and always there when we needed him. He kept the cabin immaculate and did such a good job we tipped him in addition to the normal tips. Rick, the shore and shopping advisor, checked on and kept tabs on all the people shopping on shore to ensure everything was going all right. Our table mates from Colorado were amazed that he kept checking in on them during their shopping. His shopping tips, especially the puzzle boxes in Costa Rica, were right on. Last, but certainly not least, was Samantha, one of the ass't cruise directors. She was one cute, bubbly ball of energy and our line dance instructor. Please, do not feed her any caffeine, she has enough energy to power the ship in an emergency. Constantly smiling, friendly, outgoing, helpful, she represents the best of Princess's most important resource, the personnel.