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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1142 reviews
15 Awards

Smooth Sailing and a great trip

Review for Island Princess to the Panama Canal & Central America
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Balcony

My 3 siblings and spouses, along with my husband and myself, wanted to do a trip together since we live in 3 different states. This one gave us 10 days together, and we really enjoyed it.

We got to the port about 11:45 and there were no lines. Check in was a breeze and we were on the ship in 15 minutes. Our rooms were actually ready (thanks Cedric!) on the Baja deck aft so we dropped our luggage and headed to lunch in the buffet. We had early fixed dining in the Provence dining room with the best waiters, Sandra and Kevin. 5pm was a bit early some days, but we all wanted to make dinner the time we reconnected and we really enjoyed it. The wait staff was wonderful, the food was good to great and we never left hungry.

The early dining did allow us to make the 7:30 shows in the Princess Theater, and although we went early so we didn't have trouble finding a seat, there were usually a few scattered seats available at show time. We saw a magician/comedian twice, guest performer Craig Richard's show, 3 production shows from the on-board singers and dancers, a show from the guest soloist and 2 nights from Miguel Washington, the comedian. Every show was worth going...we were entertained each night. We also listened to the "party" band,Fusion, in the Explorer's Lounge and on deck several times and they sang/played a variety of styles of music.

Cabin Review


The cabin was very typical of other Princess ships we have been on. It was in good shape with a larger TV but not many channel choices. It had two outlets at the desk. We used an extension cord run behind the bed for our two C-Pap's and a unit with plugs and USB ports to keep our electronics charged. It worked out fine. An extra chair would have been helpful at times but there wasn't much extra room for it anyway.

The bathroom was small and with the grab bar and the shower gel and shampoo dispensers on the wall, it was pretty crowded. It did have good water pressure though. I used a hanging holder on the door to keep some of the extra toiletries in and that was helpful. Cedric was our Cabin steward (he had 18 to care for). He was kind and very efficient.

Port Reviews


We got off the ship and did a little shopping in the cruise port area. It was very clean and we found the shop owners and the vendors in the craft tent to be very friendly and not pushy at all.

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