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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1,190 reviews
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Panama Canal 1/15- 1/26

Review for Island Princess to the Panama Canal & Central America
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King Neptune
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2008
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

This was our second Princess cruise and fifth overall but our first thru the Panama Canal.

We flew in a day early on our own arrangements and stayed in Old San Juan at the Sheraton. It was a little pricey but the location was great and you could sit at the restaurant and watch the other ships come in and out. The Island Princess was at the the Pan American docks which require a cab ride but that was no big deal and a flat rate of $15. We left the hotel around 11:30am, arrived at the pier right before noon and they started processing right after we arrived. We were on the ship and in our room before 12:30! We then had lunch on the lido deck which was very relaxed because most people were not on board yet. The rest of the day we just took our time exploring the ship. The ship appeared to be in good shape and we had no issues with our room or anything else that we saw.

Our luggage didn't show up to our room until around 8pm. Many people were complaining about how long it took to get their luggage. There weren't many activities that evening as sail away wasn't until 11pm, we waited for the 11:30pm sail away party but gave up at 11:20pm since nobody including the cruise staff showed up. We never did hear if it happened or not.

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