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We wanted to experience the locks at the Panama Canal,. and to see a part of the world we had never visited. We booked a mini-suite for the first time, and we really enjoyed having the extra space. We had four sea days, so we were in the room more often than on other cruises. We had Club Dining on this cruise, and were very pleased with the service. It was nice to have the same efficient waiters for each meal, and to have our "own" table. The waiters were very attentive and aware of our preferences, as well as being welcoming and friendly. The food was not superior, but it was good. We felt that there was a fairly limited menu from which to choose, but most of the meals we picked were good. The desserts were excellent. We ate in Sabatini's one evening., and were not particularly impressed with either the food or the service. It seemed no better than Club Dining to us. The shows we attended were enjoyable, but not spectacular. We had to be sure to arrive early for performances in order to find desirable seating. The choices of shore excursions was very good. We were on a limited budget, so could not choose some of the more exciting or adventurous ones because of price. We were pleased with all of them except one: Discover Jamaica seemed more of a long bus ride than anything else. We visited a park and some small falls, and had a shopping opportunity, but we did not feel that the ride was worth what we saw. The ship is rather small, and not a new one, but it has been tastefully updated. The entertainment provided was enjoyable - good musicians playing frequently. and several game activities offered if you are interested in that.

The Panama Canal and a visit to South America and Some Island Countries

Island Princess Cruise Review by MimiDe

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We wanted to experience the locks at the Panama Canal,. and to see a part of the world we had never visited.

We booked a mini-suite for the first time, and we really enjoyed having the extra space. We had four sea days, so we were in the room more often than on other cruises.

We had Club Dining on this cruise, and were very pleased with the service. It was nice to have the same efficient waiters for each meal, and to have our "own" table. The waiters were very attentive and aware of our preferences, as well as being welcoming and friendly.

The food was not superior, but it was good. We felt that there was a fairly limited menu from which to choose, but most of the meals we picked were good. The desserts were excellent.

We ate in Sabatini's one evening., and were not particularly impressed with either the food or the service. It seemed no better than Club Dining to us.

The shows we attended were enjoyable, but not spectacular. We had to be sure to arrive early for performances in order to find desirable seating.

The choices of shore excursions was very good. We were on a limited budget, so could not choose some of the more exciting or adventurous ones because of price. We were pleased with all of them except one: Discover Jamaica seemed more of a long bus ride than anything else. We visited a park and some small falls, and had a shopping opportunity, but we did not feel that the ride was worth what we saw.

The ship is rather small, and not a new one, but it has been tastefully updated.

The entertainment provided was enjoyable - good musicians playing frequently. and several game activities offered if you are interested in that.
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Mini-Suite with Balcony
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We enjoyed the mini-suite, because we usually do not have that much space on a cruise. It was very comfortable, and having the balcony was a treat. We especially liked having the balcony when we were going through the locks, and when we were sailing to and from ports. It is always interesting to experience those times.
The cabin was kept neat and clean in a timely manner.
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