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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1142 reviews
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Very good cruise

Review for Island Princess to the Panama Canal & Central America
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

After being on the Regal and the Royal, this was a much smaller ship. It is also a much older ship and is in relatively good shape. We had a mini suite on Caribe and it was a great location and everything in the mini suite was fine.

I did miss the International cafe but we did adjust to just having the coffee bar.

Breakfast buffet was fine, but the lunch buffet has no imagination. I love a salad at lunch, but the same boring items were offered every day. No glaucamole, no diced eggs, no chicken, but lots,of pork done any way you can imagine. If you eat pork, you are fine for a meat selection but for those of us who like a little chicken on a salad, we were out of luck. They need someone to redo the entire salad bar and make it interesting, not the same dull and not many items to choose from. How about a taco bar once in a while.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Nice cabin and great bed. Best sleep for me is always on a ship and this was no exception. Bed was so comfortable.

Port Reviews

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Did a open air bus tour and beach break. Good tour but be prepared for a rough 45 minute ride to the beach. We were so dirty when we got back to the ship, but had a great day.

Colon (Cristobal)

We decided to walk around. Trash and graffiti everywhere. Other than the craft tent, I would never set foot in this city again.


The enclosed area was very enjoyable. Lots,of stores, no one hassles you and it was safe. Really beautiful island.

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