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Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

Princess
Ship
Panama Canal & Central America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

61

Very Good

45

Average

35

Poor

16

Terrible

7

Cruise type

16 Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America


nmason avatar

nmason

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Going thrugh the canal.

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I won't use Princess again. Always trouble with time lines including being crammed into a room before embarkation. 3 of 5 tenders were down for Panama excursions which left little time on land, 7:30 am early ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mrbronson

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old & Worn-out

We truly enjoyed our cruise. That being said, Island Princess is OLD and tired. We do enjoy the smaller ships, but in the future because how Princess manages these smaller ships and offers lesser quality food, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Michael Sunde avatar

Michael Sunde

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This was the cruise from Hell!

We chose this cruise because it was going through the Panama Canal. But as you very well know, it sailed right after an abbreviated cruise because of a infecting virus. And yes 3 days into the cruise, my wife got ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Cruising person

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not a smoker friendly ship

Entertainment was terrible. Movies were for teenagers. Activities were for 3 year olds. Cabins are clean. Couldn’t get off in Nicaragua because of wind. Smoking area on 15 is uncovered, and I got hit 3 times with ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Reycroft

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not again.

I will not Cruise princess again. Despite the merger of Princess and Carnival, Princess does not measure up. This trip, planned for 2 years as a family trip of 9 passengers did not go well at all. We used a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


debmjb avatar

debmjb

1 Review Written

So disappointed in this cruise!!

We had a specific time frame that we wanted to travel to the Panama Canal and this cruise was the only one that fit. We had never travelled on Princess cruises but have tried several others and wanted to give it a ...
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Sail Date February 2018


rottekatz avatar

rottekatz

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Up to Expectations

Selected the Island Princess because it had recently been in dry dock. They forgot to remove rust and clean up the ship. The dining room staff, Jeffrey and Maria Carmen provided excellent and attentive service and ...
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Sail Date February 2017


micheal1 avatar

micheal1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Princess not for us!

This cruise fulfilled a long held ambition to do the Panama Canal. That part was brilliant. The ship was Ok but needs a bit of an upgrade. There was a lot of rust showing through on the decks and not a lot of ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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philabos

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary - Take another ship

A great itinerary on a poor ship. My bad for not following Cruise Critic comments on the 2015 "refurbishment". Added 120 cabins and ripped out lounge space - not a good result for the passenger. Double ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Jane Harmon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Huge Disappointment

Have always wanted to see the Panama Canal, so we decided to book on Island Princess as we could travel easily to Fort Lauderdale. When we arrived at the pier for embarkation, there was an ENORMOUS line.....just ...
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Sail Date January 2016


DeeCRC avatar

DeeCRC

1 Review Written

Not so 'Beautiful' Island Princess!

After cruising various times on the Sun, Emerald, Grand, Crown, Ruby, Royal Princess and also the Eurodam with Holland America I was expecting more than what we got on our cruise on the Island Princess! I won't ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Arizona sailor Don avatar

Arizona sailor Don

1 Review Written

Christmas Panama Canal

With much excitement, we landed in LAX, the transportation to the ship was fine and we boarded the Island Princess. The ship was very nicely decorated for the Christmas holidays. Our inside cabin reservations was ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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annauker

1 Review Written

Panama Canal cruise

My father wanted to see the Panama Canal. It was 5 adults - my father, my sister and husband, myself and husband. Our entertainment was poor. The best was the comedian next to last day. The service was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Msaldibar

1 Review Written

Not as expected from Princess

The constant banging from maintenance which we have video, foul smell of sewage, problems with air conditioning being turned off and the front desk response to all the above was enough to never want to sail on the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Pennylesstraveler

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed for the Money

We chose this cruise to see the Panama Canal, which was the highlight and a great experience, for the family. Boat seemed aged, every thing costs an arm and a leg, and bathrooms are very small. This was a family ...
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Sail Date March 2019


1Fandango avatar

1Fandango

3 Reviews Written

Cruise Problems before the pandemic

Excursion to Panama City had problem with tenders. Had to wait over 2 1/2 hours to get to shore. This was a safety issue. We were to see the old Panama Canal but due to the delay that portion was omitted. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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