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We went to witness the Panama Canal again for the second time to see more of it and understand the sacrifices that it took to build the canal. The Island Princess is smaller and was able to travel through the older canal locks, On our previous Princess cruise to the Panama canal our ship was larger and we got to travel through the newer locks. It was exciting both times. The Island Princess ship was very nice but needs a few new updates. It is showing a little wear in a few places on the ship. The ship's entertainment was very good and Benny the cruise director was very entertaining. The selections of food were also very good and there were always new foods to try. If you like a rich Cajun flavor in your dining experiance the Bayou Cafe is the place to try. Service was excellent and there was plenty to eat. The only disappointment was during a walking tour in Cartagena, Columbia. Street vendors were constantly in your face even after you would tell them no thank you, and made me feel uncomfortable

Panama Canal excursion was one of a lifetime! Took the ferry cruise in the canal

Island Princess Cruise Review by Hal Mc

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We went to witness the Panama Canal again for the second time to see more of it and understand the sacrifices that it took to build the canal. The Island Princess is smaller and was able to travel through the older canal locks, On our previous Princess cruise to the Panama canal our ship was larger and we got to travel through the newer locks. It was exciting both times. The Island Princess ship was very nice but needs a few new updates. It is showing a little wear in a few places on the ship. The ship's entertainment was very good and Benny the cruise director was very entertaining. The selections of food were also very good and there were always new foods to try. If you like a rich Cajun flavor in your dining experiance the Bayou Cafe is the place to try. Service was excellent and there was plenty to eat. The only disappointment was during a walking tour in Cartagena, Columbia. Street vendors were constantly in your face even after you would tell them no thank you, and made me feel uncomfortable
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Nice cabin, Smaller than other interior cabins that we have stayed in. The shower was even smaller. Several other guest mentioned that fact during conversations.
Baja Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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