This was a Baltic cruise to countries we’d always wanted to visit—Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden and Denmark. The ports were all wonderful, and we enjoyed meeting the people in these countries and experiencing their culture. This relatively small ship, on which we’d sailed before, was perfect for making these stops without the hassle of long on and off waits.
We thought the food and service were excellent, too, as we had previously experienced on this ship. The variety and quality in all the dining venues was excellent, as was the service. The lounge service, as well as the entertainment, were very good, too. We were particularly happy at how good everything was, because we had sailed on the Regal Princess just two weeks prior and found the food and service on that much newer ship to be very poor.
The Island Princess is one of the older Princess ships, but nicely furnished and comfortable. Cabin space and balcony were very comfortable (best beds we’ve experienced on cruises). Don’t go on it if you’re looking for all the latest in hi-tech and wild-and-crazy. But if you are mostly interested in a nice, relaxing atmosphere with real civility that many of the big ships don’t offer, the Island Princess is a very good choice. Embarkation in Southampton and disembarking in Copenhagen we’re a breeze.