We truly enjoyed our cruise. That being said, Island Princess is OLD and tired. We do enjoy the smaller ships, but in the future because how Princess manages these smaller ships and offers lesser quality food, music, activities and we feel lower quality staff, we will not be returning to the Island.
My primary observations:
No electrical by bed. Had to request extension cord and run across cabin. Trip hazard.
This is an accessible cabin. Very good bathroom. No electrical by bed so if you have a medical device that needs power, you'll need an extension cord that will be stretched across the cabin. Bad idea for anyone much less a handicapped person. No clock so as you go through time zone changes, it becomes a guessing game. Towels and tissues are very low-end motel quality. Balcony on this deck cannot be accessed during Panama Canal crossing. Oops! Someone might have mentioned that before taking my money.
Small and just another excuse to shop. Felt safe. No bargains.
Beautiful. Easy to negotiate good priced tour with local taxi.
Not allowed to dock. No real reason given.
booked with local taxi. They really try to take advantage of tourists. Lots of begging all over Cartagena. No bargains or local crafts to be had. Didn't feel exceptionally safe.