We always wanted to go through the Panamacanal and i choose Princess, because the sailing dates fitted our plans best.
The Island Princess is a small, older but nice kept vessel. Our fellow passengers were at an average in their at least mid sixties. We - age 50 and 48 -were way below the average age, but this did not bother us at all. Most people we talked to, were well travelled and had wonderful stories to tell about their experiences. And with 8 seadays out of 15 nights in total. There was a lot of time to have a nice conversation.
The embarkation was not as good as we had - with other cruise lines before. You had 2 stops, because your photo for the shipID was not taken at the embarkation in the building, but at the entrance of the ship, this caused another line!
Our Cabin C404 was nice, but not clean. We found leftovers from passengers in the drawers and in the bathroom ( used Q-tips!) and the balcony was really ugly with food in the tiles on the floor. As other passengers wrote before, the bathroom and shower are small and a shower curtain is nothing anyone likes these days. The aircondition blew on one side of the bed, but we used a small towel to block that corner of the air outlet and then it was fine.
The balcony is double the size of other balconies on other decks and it is half covered from above, which is nice, you have a little privacy.
There almost no power outlets in the cabin, especially for european plugs.
Panamataxi send Oscar and Felix to guide us 6 though the museum at the locks and the old and new city. We wanted some stops along the way and they made it possible without any complaints. The restaurant in the old town was nice and we had great day.