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We chose this cruise last minute after our transatlantic cruise was cancelled last minute. The cruise was wonderful; the cruise director and staff fantastic, and there were so many activities available each day and night. Both the production shows and the music entertainment around the ship were good. Food in the main dining room and buffet was excellent, on par (and sometimes better) than Celebrity. The only drawback was the tours offered. They were pricey and one in particular a "Cooking and Discovery" tour while we were in Nicaragua was very misleading. We arrived at the meeting time for the tour, but had to wait 45 minutes to leave. We then had to wait until a tender filled up to make it to shore. We were put on a tiny bus with uncomfortable seats for a 2 1/2 hour drive. When we got to the city, there were no restrooms available and by now it had been almost 4 hours. At the restaurant we neither cooked nor discovered. Friends at our dinner table took a tour in Panama that was terrible as well.

Panama Canal Transit

Island Princess Cruise Review by fljdcruisers

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We chose this cruise last minute after our transatlantic cruise was cancelled last minute. The cruise was wonderful; the cruise director and staff fantastic, and there were so many activities available each day and night. Both the production shows and the music entertainment around the ship were good. Food in the main dining room and buffet was excellent, on par (and sometimes better) than Celebrity.

The only drawback was the tours offered. They were pricey and one in particular a "Cooking and Discovery" tour while we were in Nicaragua was very misleading. We arrived at the meeting time for the tour, but had to wait 45 minutes to leave. We then had to wait until a tender filled up to make it to shore. We were put on a tiny bus with uncomfortable seats for a 2 1/2 hour drive. When we got to the city, there were no restrooms available and by now it had been almost 4 hours. At the restaurant we neither cooked nor discovered. Friends at our dinner table took a tour in Panama that was terrible as well.
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Cabin IC P531
The cabin was surprisingly spacious. Two separate closets with plenty room for a 15 night cruise. In addition to the closets, the safe was located in a floor-to-ceiling shelf unit and there were two night tables with 2 drawers each. There was a desk/dressing table with three drawers, and large mirrors which added to the sense of space. In one corner, there was a mini refrigerator with a beverage shelf above it and a wall-mounted adjustable flat screen tv above that. There were movies and tv shows available on the tv for viewing free of charge. The bathroom was very small, and it took experience to be able to shower without getting the floor drenched. Basically, had to turn down the water pressure, which was not difficult because it was more than adequate.
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