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onstage
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I liked the idea of a one way cruise, rather than a round-trip journey. Very smooth embarkation process. The scenery couldn't have been more stunning, and we were favored with good weather 6 out of 7 days; I've been told that's a rare ... Read more
Strawblond
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Loved the cruise however this ship has seen better days. There are maintenance issues with sewer smells in the stairwells, tattered furniture in public areas and bathrooms that have holes in the doors, with lots of rust all around. Our ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Strawblond, so glad you enjoyed your recent ... Read more
Seeingplaces2
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Travel Agent suggested it because Princess handles everything in Alaska for tours. Everything well handled. Non of the on board activity suited us, but we did use the free library. We are over 60 but not interested in shows, casinos, ... Read more
themob
Member Since 2003
1 review
272 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We did land tour at beginning,flew to Anchorage,stayed at Captain Cook Hotel,very comfortable,breakfast was very good,price was high for Bfast.We took Princess bus to Mt McKinley Princess Lodge,loved the lodge and the food and service was ... Read more
pchoofinit
Member Since 2008
1 review
130 forum posts
3 helpful votes
friends already booked trip through their travel agent The dining rooms had very good service, but some of the selections were not part of the average American's diet! The ship had many Asian citizens, and the buffet always had Asian ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi pchoofinit, thanks for your feedback from your ... Read more
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Scotchs Mom
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
The cabin was fine and the beds were comfortable. The closet was large but it did not have enough hangers. Glad I took foldable plastic ones. They came in really handy. We had ordered kosher meals but they were not served with plastic ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Scotchs Mom, thank you for your feedback ... Read more
Lightning16
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Alaska is a spectacular place. By land, sea or air, it is unbelievable. This review does not reflect Alaska whatsoever. This review is strictly about the Island Princess ship I went to Alaska the year before on Royal Caribbean. What a ... Read more
brucedodge
Member Since 2004
1 review
856 forum posts
We have been on many cruises with 10 different lines, with about half on Princess (30+). I'll admit this review is biased. Having plenty of advance warning about the "wonderful" changes Princess had done to the Island Princess, ... Read more
Old Soldier
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We live in Georgia. We booked this cruise for a halfway meeting point with friends from Hawaii who are also frequent cruisers, and to make a port call in Oregon, a state we have never visited before. This is our 30th cruise overall, 25th ... Read more
coopco
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
88 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time on the 6-day Pacific Wine Coastal on Island Princess, Los Angeles to Vancouver. I had read the posts on the refurb and it took a little bit to maneuver the ship but I never found it annoying. You just adjust. ... Read more
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sandsunsurf
Member Since 2013
1 review
23 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for having an overall length of one week, including travel to and from our city. This is our first trip on the Island Princess. Other factors were being on a Princess ship and being reasonably priced. This was a ... Read more
Fun4sure
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
This is our ninth cruise, 8 on Princess and 1 on Holland America. My husband and I cruise with my brother and his wife, we're in our 60's. We decided on this cruise because it anchors for Panama city(Fuerte Amador). We stayed at the ... Read more
herrHF
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
This was our fourth cruise overall and the second with Princess. The full Canal Transit was our main reason for going, which left few options in our choice of ship. Complaints have been made here about the Island Princess, but on the whole ... Read more
Cruise4ever68
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We always wanted to go through the Panamacanal and i choose Princess, because the sailing dates fitted our plans best. The Island Princess is a small, older but nice kept vessel. Our fellow passengers were at an average in their at ... Read more
Sydney09
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and this particular cruise line on the recommendation of friends. Embarkation was easy and quick and the staff was pleasant. Anytime dining was the only option available ... Read more
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CO Gypsy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
> Getting on and off the ship was a breeze! The crew was wonderful! > Much of the entertainment included 2 new production shows I had not seen before! They were Wonderful! > Shore excursions are a little pricey, but there is ... Read more
Uker~
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We wanted to experience sailing through the Panama Canal and experience what all the hype of cruising was all about. It was more a 2.5 stars for me. The good: Callie Smith,the entertainment CRUISE DIRECTOR was exceptional and the ... Read more
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Tchforlang
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, in particular, the full transit of the Panama Canal, as well as the other stops. By far, the Panama Canal transit was the highlight of the trip. Make sure you get up real early and are in ... Read more
audreygt
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We were excited to be exploring Aruba, Columbia, and the Panama Canal. We boarded our ship and checked out our room, and got even more excited because the room was of good size, clean and the steward was outgoing. Then it was time for the ... Read more
ivan.ayala@sbcglobal.net
1 review
We had a great time. Pros: The itinerary was the strength of the cruise. Going through the Canal locks was a very interesting experience. Cons:The Island Princess ship is an older and smaller and it lacks the amenities of the ... Read more
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Cheryl Q
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Seeing the Panama Canal was on my bucket list. I was looking for a round trip cruise to/from Ft. Lauderdale and Princess was recommended by a friends niece. (I usually cruise Celebrity). Right from the start I would say the one word to ... Read more
Gerryw
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We wanted to see the Panama Canal and Princess was one of the few lines that was suitable for us given our tight calendar limitations. We have taken numerous cruises on all the other major lines, but this was our first on Princess. We ... Read more
etsugrad2000
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
121 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Chose this cruise to revisit the Panama Canal. Itinerary was okay beyond that - too short a stay at a favorite island - Aruba - 7:30 am - noon. Not even enough time to go to one of my favorite beaches - Eagle Beach. Now about the ... Read more
briangdg
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My partner and I just completed a ten-day cruise, aboard the Island Princess, March 30 to April 9 round trip from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and Southern Caribbean The Problems with the Design of the Island Princess The ship ... Read more
FlaGirl13
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not many cruise lines go through the Canal, which was the best part. Our biggest complaint was the dining. Anytime dining actually means anytime THEY want to seat you. Call after 8:00 each morning to make a reservation. Many times we ... Read more
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