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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1190 reviews
15 Awards

A fun cruise with a few minor bumps

Review for Island Princess to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Oceanview (obstructed view)

I chose this cruise because I was helping my parents with their travels. Both are mobility challenged and I go along to assist them.

A small, but great ship and the remodel was amazing. I'd like to see some highlighted maps that show how to get to the stern of the ship (Deck 8) and perhaps how to get out on the bow. (Deck 10 I believe, but I was not able to get there during the trip as it's closed during at sea days due to wind.

I did purchase the internet package, spending about $150 for this benefit. I understand that it is slower than most internet we are used to these days, so I was expecting and not disappointed by the slowness of the connection, however this one cut out for minutes to hours at a time. Even later at night when you would expect fewer people to be using it, it was consistently down. I feel pretty taken with respect to the cost vs the perceived value of this package.

Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)

It was a nice cabin. Typical of the line, small, but functional. The shower is TINY, and the assistance bar is right in the middle of the back wall, which blocks 4-5 inches of space you could use to get showered without getting tangled in the shower curtain.

The room had an obstructed view (lifeboat), but I could see the ocean and I consistently opened my curtains to let the light in.

The steward was attentive, friendly and helpful. The Chocolates, unfortunately were all mint chocolate, which I don't like mint, so that's unfortunate. Plenty of room for hanging clothes and drawer space for folder clothing. It would be nice if the AC could take the room a little cooler as I tend to run warm.

I'm glad I wasn't in the 600-612 rooms as they were right over, what sounded like the engines and it was a loud buzzing sound accompanied by a very noticeable vibration.

Port Reviews


A wonderful time here. Enjoyed this little town.

San Juan del Sur

We did not disembark here due to rough seas.

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