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Panama Canal & Central America Island Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

Princess
Island Princess
Panama Canal & Central America
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207

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87

Poor

54

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588 Panama Canal & Central America Island Princess Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Victoria Riddle avatar

Victoria Riddle

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

We demand a 100% refund! Worst cruise possible! Princess knew before we sailed!!

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I gave this cruise a rating of terrible because there was no lower rating to choose. Because I worked 42yrs in an industry that did not allow for the number of days away needed this was our first opportunity to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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catmommy7

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rough time as pandemic breaks out in the world

My husband and I have traveled extensively. We were excited that this cruise was to take us to multiple ports and did not repeat any that we've visited before. Further, we've cruised with Princess before and felt ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Amy C

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Made the Best of It!

My sister and I chose this cruise because it was stopping at places we had never been to before and we wanted to see the old locks of the Panama Canal. It most definitely will be a cruise we will not forget! I ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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KnA8361

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Island Princess – 10 Day Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Dec 20, 2019

Boarding This was the fastest and smoothest we have ever boarded a ship. From exiting the cab to entering our room took about 30 minute’s total. It was flawless as was disembarkment. Bars/Entertainment We ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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JK1954

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bucket List Cruise of Panama Canal transit of Gatun Locks

My husband and I have been talking about going to see the Panama Canal since our first cruise to Alaska in 2006. We have finally retired and decided on the Christmas Cruise to the Eastern Carribean and Panama Canal ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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merseydave

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas in the Panama Canal

After reading reviews for a few months ahead of our first cruise with Princess, I thought I would post about my personal experience. Island Princess, Christmas in the Panama Canal . A bucket list tick cruise for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lovinglife19

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Service

We recently returned from a 10-day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Island Princess. There were several things that made this cruise special – a Birthday celebration, getting together with over 38 family ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lcage50

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just right Caribbean cruise before the holidays

Wanted to fit in a cruise to a warm place before the holidays, the itinerary and length fit the bill. Island Princess is showing its wear in some places (furniture in public places a bit worn) but is still a nice ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jandc46

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nicer than expected Island Princess Panama Canal cruise

Took a Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess over Thanksgiving week. Embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze (used Princess transfers). Despite the small size of the older ship, we were pleasantly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Aasen

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as promised

Sailing the Panama canal was on my father's bucket list, so we selected this sailing to do it as a family group. We had several people in our party with dietary restrictions that were discussed with the sales rep ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cornmand

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful experience on the Island Princess

We wanted the experience of the Panama Canal and also the longer cruise time. We were not disappointed at all. I had read some reviews of this ship that were far from favorable so I was pleasantly surprised by how ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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laplume

8 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Highlights and Disappointments of the Panama Canal Trip

We just returned from our 10 night Panama Canal cruise on the Island Pacific. Overall, we give the cruise a 4 star rating since 3.5 is not available. First, and most importantly, this itinerary and time of year ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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joe blow123456789

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

So much for ROMANCE

We had good experiences with Princes before, not this time. What can I say, fire alarm in the cabin going off every time we took a shower, the phone ringing 20 times afterwards telling us, then people at our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MimiDe

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mforkner

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal - Bucket List Item Checked Off!

Have been on Princess before (same ship actually) and liked them and the itinerary was exactly what we were looking for. Considering we were traveling out of country, emabarkation and disembarkation was as well ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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AlwaysThankfulLady

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Smooth Sailing and a great trip

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Mjcv

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bucket list and 50th Wedding anniversary cruise

We were suppose to do this cruise last year for our 50 th wedding anniversary. But my husband had to have surgery so we celebrated one year later. Wonderful cruise. We enjoyed our itinerary very much. We ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Happy Cruiser 1947

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise

We wanted to experience the Panama Canal, but didn't want to go through the ENTIRE lock system. We've been through 68 locks in Europe on our Viking Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise in June of 2016. That was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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wudmeister

1 Review Written

A fun cruise with a few minor bumps

I chose this cruise because I was helping my parents with their travels. Both are mobility challenged and I go along to assist them. A small, but great ship and the remodel was amazing. I'd like to see some ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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roberteades

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An amazing time on the Island Princess...

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 27th anniversary and my wife wanted to see the Panama Canal. One of the ports took us to Cartagena and it was a beautiful experience. This was our first trip to Columbia and to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kinz42

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and crew

The Panama Canal was on our "Bucket List". Aftrr a lot of health challenges, we knew we wanted to do this. We liked the smaller size of the Island Princess. Fewer passengers, not so busy and crowded. We had a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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wishIcouldcruiseforever

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise , great ports but geared to older people

We chose the cruise due to the itinerary and the great deal .The gratuities and on board credit sold us and we wanted to see the canal. We flew in 2 days before the cruise and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Lucy Lucy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama

My girlfriend wanted us to go on this cruise with them. I figured it would be a lay back cruise because, face it, young people don’t go to Panama for a grand time. There were a LOT of elderly people on this cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Liat

22 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

Typical Princess decent cruise

Island Princess – Western Caribbean & Panama Canal – October 7 – 17, 2019 Why this cruise? We do not mark Princess as our favorite cruise line, but there were some aspects of this cruise that held an ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Thosewilsons

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Island Princess is the perfect ship

At somewhere around 90K gross tons, but only as many passengers as some of the smaller ships, we never felt crowded. It was an itinerary focused on the older crowd and younger cruisers and families should take note ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Island Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment3.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Family4.03.5
Enrichment3.03.7
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.8
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