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We have done the Canal several times but this time traveled with our daughter who had not. I loved the RT La itinerary as we don’t travel thru Florida. We love sea days and we had plenty as well as a few new ports for us and our daughter. I would almost think this was a training cruise for all but the food service and room stewards. All other staff was sloppy in organizing and knowledgeable as to where we we going (the Princess Patter remarked on our Aruba and Columbia ports??). The ship was in good condition but the cabin furniture was worn and soiled. The public venues were too small for the crowds except the Horizon Court on the lido deck. The buffet was well laid out and rarely crowded. The staff in the HC was excellent always clearing tables and asking to get beverages for you. The pools were comfortable and I personally love the over 5 foot depth for water aerobics. Did not enjoy the Zumba and line dancing classes on the same deck area but loved MUTS!! We had a mini suite for the three of us. The couch bed was broken and not usable as the third bed but our wonderful cabin steward fixed up a rollaway. He put it out each evening and back away every morning. He kept our room very clean twice a day and always had a smile. He was on month 8 and is due to go home anytime you would think it was his first. We had set dining at 5:15, our assigned table was literally in the main doorway. We very nicely requested to be reseated and they next day had a new assignment. We were very surprised at this quick response from the head DR manager. We had the last cabin on the Dolphin deck D726 so we had perfect views aft and on the starboard side, loved the location especially for the Canal views.

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Island Princess Cruise Review by gwenmarie

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We have done the Canal several times but this time traveled with our daughter who had not. I loved the RT La itinerary as we don’t travel thru Florida. We love sea days and we had plenty as well as a few new ports for us and our daughter. I would almost think this was a training cruise for all but the food service and room stewards. All other staff was sloppy in organizing and knowledgeable as to where we we going (the Princess Patter remarked on our Aruba and Columbia ports??). The ship was in good condition but the cabin furniture was worn and soiled. The public venues were too small for the crowds except the Horizon Court on the lido deck. The buffet was well laid out and rarely crowded. The staff in the HC was excellent always clearing tables and asking to get beverages for you.

The pools were comfortable and I personally love the over 5 foot depth for water aerobics. Did not enjoy the Zumba and line dancing classes on the same deck area but loved MUTS!!

We had a mini suite for the three of us. The couch bed was broken and not usable as the third bed but our wonderful cabin steward fixed up a rollaway. He put it out each evening and back away every morning. He kept our room very clean twice a day and always had a smile. He was on month 8 and is due to go home anytime you would think it was his first.

We had set dining at 5:15, our assigned table was literally in the main doorway. We very nicely requested to be reseated and they next day had a new assignment. We were very surprised at this quick response from the head DR manager.

We had the last cabin on the Dolphin deck D726 so we had perfect views aft and on the starboard side, loved the location especially for the Canal views.
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Cabin BE D726
Loved our cabin location and shower bath size in this mini suite. The couch bed was terrible and soiled as was the carpeting. The bed was fine and the storage. This cabin was fine for three adults even with a rollaway folded up to one side in the living area.
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