Island Princess Review

World Cruise - not a true World Cruise - Do Not Waste your money or time

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TravelLizzy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2023
Cabin: Balcony

A World Cruise (WC) was on my bucket list and Princess is our preferred Cruise Line (4 of us). This was NOT a cruise I would repeat nor recommend. The Island Princess is old and needs A LOT of repairs - rust, mildew, mold, water leaks, cabin entry doors not opening and more. All major safety issues - I worked in Transportation Safety for over 20 years and Island is NOT a safe ship unless it has a major overhaul.

The Itinerary shown was NOT delivered - 50 Ports. We missed several ports (8) that we were interested in visiting and yet had time to go to an island port (we could not leave the resort area on the island) and also remained in one port for 3 nights. All this was attributed to bad weather and yet other Princess Ships made the same ports we had to miss - no explanation ever offered.

We had begun our WC from Los Angeles, CA, advertised as a 111 day World Cruise; however once we arrived at Ft Lauderdale we were told by the Cruise Director the WC had stopped and we were now on the Panama Canal Cruise. From Florida on nothing was mentioned and nothing special done for the 1,000 of us who began the WC in LA.

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Balcony

Except for the water leak from the broken water pipe the cabin met our needs

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