Island Princess®

Princess Cruises

Island Princess® is your own private retreat on the sea. Whether you crave relaxation or exhilaration, you'll find the soothing Lotus Spa,® live entertainment, gourmet cuisine, casino gaming and more. And for a special treat, try the Bayou Café & Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine.

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Casino
Fitness Center
Formal Nights
Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Library
Movies Under the Stars®
Onboard Weddings
Showroom
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins
Youth & Teen Centers

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations: With ample amenities and attentive staff, your accommodations become your home at sea. A good night’s rest is within reach as you sink into the custom-made Princess® Luxury Bed.

  • Dining: Inclusive dining options are found throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, decadent desserts and much more.

  • Onboard Activities: You will find many ways to play, day or night. Our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

  • Entertainment: Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner.

  • Wellness: The Princess® Luxury Bed provides the ultimate night of sleep at sea! And from the top-deck retreat reserved for adults to our fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

  • Youth, Teen and Families: Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges ensure our youngest cruisers stay happy. Each center has a theme where kids make new friends and participate in cruise activities.

Not Included

  • Airfare | Items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically mentioned as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2003
Renovated
2015
Tonnage
92000 Tons
Public Decks
12
Passenger Capacity
1970
Crew
900
Registry
Bermuda

Reviews and Recommendations for Island Princess®

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By: Carolyn


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2013

Leah was very helpful in planning our cruise and willing to answer any question. This is the second cruise that Leah has planned for me and I would let her plan another cruise for me in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner
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Recommended

By: Boomer 39th


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2013

Cabins were clean and well attended by steward. Dining room staff and service in bars was very good. Food was fine but with little that was outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson
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Strongly recommend

By: BB


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

The ship was in great shape. The crew was very friendly and efficient. The meals were delicious and had a great presentation.
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Highly Recommended

By: George


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

The Panama Canal has been on our bucket list and can now be crossed off. From Fort Lauderdale to L.A., we enjoyed the wonderful experience of the Canal as well as the Island Princess.
Travel Advisor:  Darlene Sorrentino
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WE have had very good experiences with Princess

By: Robbie


Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2013

We have been on a number of Princess Cruises and they do not over advertise the trip but provide a very nice product and good accommodations and meals. WE will do Princess again.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell

We recommend this trip as an AONE in all ways.

By: Pattycake


Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2013

The trip through the Panama was a trip of a life time. Truly a true vacation - Princess ship far exceeds our expectations. The crew, staff, entertainment and cleanliness was awesome. We found the ship makes sure the passengers are looked after and try to accommodate them and their needs. We enjoyed all our excursions and found them to be very informative with their tour guides being very professional. Thank you to the Island Princess.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Silletta
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A great cruise

By: Rick


Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2013

We have traveled on other cruise lines and were always pleased with them. This was our first with Princess & we were very pleased with them. They even exceeded some our prior experiences. The service was excellent, the meals were fine & their excursions met all our requirements. We would definitely consider Princess in our future travels after this trip.

recommended

By: ed


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2014

Island Princess was a very nice ship and the crew personnel were friendly and provided excellent service.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Bemis

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014

Wonderful Trip!  Loved the ship.   The food was fabulous.  Entertainment could have been better, but ok.  Excursions weren't the greatest, perhaps it was the ones we chose.  All in all we had a wonderful time.
Travel Advisor:  Nella Ward

Excellent cruise

By: Richard


Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2014

Princess has, in our opinion, really improved their service over the years. Staff are friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Food is great & the portions are sensible.
Travel Advisor:  Randy Raphael

Cruise Ship

By: Skippie Do


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

The Island Princess is an excellent size with availability to chairs by the pools and shows in the evenings. We choose a connoisseur - deluxe escorted tour in Alaska and were very pleased with all aspects. We received excellent service from our tour director - Olivia Putnam. Olivia was knowledgeable, personable and very approachable! We hope to have Olivia on our next tour with Princess.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Bolus

Perfect size ship

By: VickyP


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2014

We have cruised with Princess before and once again they did not disappoint

Fun cruise

By: Gabya


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2015

Nice ship! My family and I had a fun at the cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

In The Lap of Luxury

By: Drlarry


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2015

Just completed an excellent trip through the Panama Canal on board the Island Princess, and it was truly wonderful experience. The food, accomdations, service and ports were superior. If you are looking to cruise the Canal, don't look any further, because you won't find one any better!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer
Not Recommended

Problems with ship

By: John


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2015

Overall the food in the dining rooms and buffet was horrible. My wife and I became ill 2 days from the end of the cruise. We noticed a significant number of fellow passengers appeared to be ill. Our illness was severe and we are just now getting back to normal (3 weeks).

Island Princess

By: gal


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2015

The best part of the Panama Canal cruise with Princess was the excellent choice in hiring Bill Keane as the port lecturer. He did a fantastic job of giving information in a timely, concise, down-to-earth manner. He was not only an expert on the canal, but the research for each port was very helpful and informative. One of my favorite parts of a cruise is the evening meal. Princess does an good job of offering a variety of choices and the servers are always attentive and friendly.

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By: rocky


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2015

I have just returned from a pleasant cruise aboard Island Princess, Aug 2-14. The voyage was excellent, but exhausting what with visits ashore on 9 days. On the whole the staff was accommodating and cheerful. Special mention should be made about the outstanding service and friendliness of Nino and Boris (DR and Horizon), cabin steward Vilnus, and art consultant Annemarie, cruise director Richard Joseph, Frank on reception, and Peter Croyle. While the ports of call were excellent, and the cruise very good, the ship did not measure up to the standards of previous Princess cruises. A certain deterioration was noted in various aspects of the voyage. Service - On previous cruises we were met at the gangway after a day of sightseeing with cold towels and water. This did not happen on four days. We were presented with free drink coupons after the Captain's reception. Nevertheless we were charged for the drinks. After a hassle, on the final day of the cruise, the charges were reversed. 3. It w
Travel Advisor:  Betty Shukster

Island Princess thru the Grand Mediterranean

By: singingsnowbird


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2015

The staff were tired so not the attentiveness we are used to but still a great time was had. The food was delicious, the entertainment good and our beds comfy. Our itinerary was so intense we didn't see or do much on the ship except eat and sleep.
Travel Advisor:  Lorrie Dirksen
Not Recommended

Island Princess too small dinning room

By: Teresa


Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2015

I love Princess and will travel again but never on the Island Princess. You add cabins but apparently did not think how the additional passengers would slow down service in the dinning room. 45 minute wait to get seated, shuttling people from one dinning room to the other, an hour between courses. People in the new cabins complain of noise vibrations and uneven balconies????? General feeling on ship and discussed everyday by someone that you ruined the Island Princess

Island Princess superb

By: Les68


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2016

Cruising is the lap of luxury, and Princess did not disappoint.
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison
Not Recommended

Princess Cruser

By: Diane58


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2016

It was pleasant experience but I have been on other Cruise line that I felt were just a little nicer. I felt the food was ok but more like something I would get at a Mall buffet. I was a little disappointed in the food. Staff were friendly and service was good.

top notch

By: Walt


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2016

The whole land tour and cruise were well organize. We keep moving but it was relaxing. As usual the food and ship was excellent. One clerk from Russian went beyond the call of duty to help us. The room temperature was not controllable and to cold. I was especially please with the arrangements for our debarkation in Vancouver. We had a 11:55 flight to Seattle. They arranged for a us to be first off the ship on a buss direct to US customs at the airport. This skipped over the delay in Canadian customs and got us to our Delta Gate in plenty of time.

Outstanding service

By: Muddie


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2016

Enjoyed everything about the ship and staff.
Travel Advisor:  Doug Caviness

normal exceptional service

By: Craig


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2016

outstanding ship with the exception of the workout facilities that have been moved to deck 6, great if you want to run on a treadmill and look at a wall. If you like to work out you will not like this configuration, this move also resulted in having to pay for the sauna and steam room.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Typical cruise

By: Bev


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

The staff and ship were great. Really enjoyed the natural lectures and films. Our cabin Stewart was exceptional. The food was OK in the dining room, AND was really good in the Horizon Buffet area with more offerings in fruits, salads and vegetables. The special restaurant experience (New Orleans) was lacking in the food department. Didn't care for it at all and I know southern and New Orleans food. The constant sales solicitation was tiring! They were always trying to find new ways to part us from our money. Found communication about many items to be lacking. If I would rate the Princess comparing with other cruise lines I've experienced, I would give them 8 out of 1-10. It was somewhat average and what was expected. Will say that they have the Boarding and Disembarking down to the fine points for that number of people. Our destination was spectacular in and of itself. Would have enjoyed more discussion of our ports. Particularly enjoyed having a local aboard.
Travel Advisor:  Jan Hammond

Clean & great service

By: Arlene123


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2016

Staff was very attentive with a beautiful suite & great dining service
Travel Advisor:  Ileana Weingart

Excellent Trip

By: Lou Lou belle


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2016

Thourally enjoyed the cruise to Alaska. Lots to see and do. Weather was perfect. Staff was great....still do not enjoy the Muster but what can you do? Check mark on that bucket list item....now for the next...woohoo!
Travel Advisor:  Nora Pearce
Not Recommended

Ship is tired and needs TLC

By: Travel bug


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2016

Very disappointing, having cruised with this company before (as with many others). We have Elite status, so not new to cruising. The two mini-suites bathrooms had black mold(?) around the top. Shower curtains snagged and off the hooks (should have been replaced. Sofas/hideabeds in both suites looked like something found in a junk shop. Room was very tired looking. We booked five spa services. My robe was badly torn and frayed, which should have embarrassed the firm. I told them it should be thrown away. My girlfriend didn't even get a robe - they ran out! We only dine at the specialty restaurants. Sabatini's was as usual excellent. Crab Shack is a theme rest - not specialty. Food was cold and the vegetables extremely overlooked and not edible. Bayou restaurant was equally bad with three of the four of us sending our food back for being overlooked. The replacement meals just as bad. I was so embarrassed for recommending Princess to my friends.

food was excellent

By: friend


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

standard itinerary...excursions were fine...weather great. cabin was comfortable kids program good dining experience better than expected casino staff were rude and unhelpful lot of selling jewellery...too much great coffee in the café enjoyed the drink package that included speciality coffees

Beautiful, well-maintained ship.

By: John


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Our Princess ship was beautiful and well-maintained.
Travel Advisor:  Willo Falk

Princess Cruise is topnotch!

By: pja1013


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

This was our second Princess Cruise and we felt like old friends with the ship when we boarded. We knew the quality of service would be the same, and we were very excited to see Alaska. The cruise did not disappoint... Princess went above and beyond on providing an awe inspiring view, both visual and educational.

Good Trip through Alaska

By: Murphy


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

A fun trip to Alaska. Staff was friendly and professional. We had a nice experience. Ports and excursions were a great time!
Travel Advisor:  Sheilah Benoit
Not Recommended

Not Up To Par

By: Big DMI


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

This ship seemed to lack the special service and feeling of being treated a special as we have received on other Princess cruises. The Passenger Services desk were not good and followup to our questions or requests, i.e., fix the token dispenser in the deck 11 laundry, put a chair in the laundry room, or who is the port contact in San Francisco? Our table servers and cabin person were great. Had issues a number of nights with the quality of food, i.e., scales on snapper, tough veal, soups more broth than substance, and poor sushi.

real good sevice

By: butch66


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

the quick brown jump over the lazy cows back.
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

Cruise review

By: Biker


Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2017

Very good. Wonderful, hard working staff. Shore excursions were good and bad. Entertainment fabulous!
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Nelle

Island princess and Panama Cruise

By: ron


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

It is a lovely ship with great food and good selections. They had good entertainment every evening . The cabin was very cosy and the bed was great. The ship was just a nice size as we are getting tired of those big mega ships. Staff were very polite and looked after all your needs. Would recommend this ship to anyone.
Travel Advisor:  Maria Karmiris

Good

By: Karen


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

Cruise experience was a good one...altho the size of the shower was incredibly small...smaller than our rv shower. I was told that "larger" people went to the gym equipment area and showered there. Food, shows, excursions were good. Staff was very friendly.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Cohen

Island Princess Panama Canal Cruise

By: Your Name Here


Reviewed on: 04 May 2017

Excellent! Exceeded my expectations by a lot. Service was phenomenal. Lots to do, lots of fun. Great itinerary. Loved it.

Island Princess

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2017

Great! Ship was in great shape.
Travel Advisor:  Kathleen Ortiz

West Coast Cruise

By: gma


Reviewed on: 21 May 2017

Had a fine time meeting and talking with other passengers. We encountered some rough seas, but that's part of cruising - it was actually kind of fun.

Alaskan Trip

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

I enjoyed my time aboard the Island Princess. They had many activities planned, so it was, at times, hard to choose which one to attend. The shows that entertained us in the evenings were very well done and enjoyable. Lots of talent. The only complaint I have is that I felt the food was somewhat bland, the shrimp small and mushy, and anything that had a cake in it (like a tort) was dry and tasteless, and the scrambled eggs in the buffet were kind of runny and not cooked completely. If you were in your room, it was very difficult to hear any shipboard announcements. I felt that this could be a safety issue.
Travel Advisor:  Nanci Cain
Not Recommended

Alaska

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

I think the ship was a little out sorts. The food was just so so and the waiters were a bit overwhelmed at times. Entertainment was just ok nothing to write home about. I picked this ship because it had the right dates I needed it was not the travel agent that recommended it.

Smaller Cruse Ship

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

We found the Island Princess to be just the right size (2,000 passengers). Food, show, & all around activities were excellent. Ships employees were always polite & respectful.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Schmitzer

Alaska cruise and inland trip May/June 2017

By: Jack


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2017

Linda and I were so glad that we upgraded to the suite. The service was fabulous. The dining options were great. Plenty of things to do throughout the day. We were blessed with the most fabulous weather each and every day on this trip. It was a wonderful trip.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Schmitzer

Alaska trip

By: Barb


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2017

It was good just smaller than expected
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Fried

Alaska

By: R & M in Ellicott City


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2017

Excellent and seamless.
Travel Advisor:  Joni Bialzak

Alaska cruise

By: *


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2017

For people who enjoy cruises this one was excellent, they have their logistics down to a science, especially when you consider how many people they have to move, manage, at a time. Our mini-balcony-suite was perfect for our needs, the service and food excellent!!! We were mainly interested in the destinations. If the cruise ship didn't have a casino, art auction, trivia this & that, that would have been fine with us. The entertainment seems a bit dated & we were about average for the age of the group. (Stop always trying to sell us something, that's so tacky.)
Travel Advisor:  Alan Abelson

Princess cruise

By: Cath


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Enjoyed Princess cruise. Everything was first class
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Cohen

Great cruise

By: Mbsteal2002


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2017

Princess does a great job of cruising to Alaska and on their land tours. They take care of everything. I wish the ship wasn't as old as it was but the stuff more than compensated for it.
Travel Advisor:  Annie Rogers

Alaska

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017

We had a great time on the ship. Our rooms were comfortable and the service was excellent. They had done some painting on the ship near our room and there was an unusual paint smell that we told the crew about and they sealed off the area and immediately fixed the issue. We enjoyed the entertainment, particularly the shows with singing and dancing. We also enjoyed the outdoor movies and tv in our room. While the amount of food was overwhelming, I was a little disappointed that we did not have crab legs offered as an option on an Alaskan cruise. The staff on the ship was very friendly and welcoming.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

Alaska Trip

By: John


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

The ship had all the luxuries for a great trip. Good food, excellent shows and activities, and good coordination for entering and disembarking the ship. I was very disappointed that they did not offer free internet at some location on the ship. Had to pay by minute, hour, day or week. Gives notion they nickle - dime you for services. They also should offer daily beverage packages rather than whole cruise packages.
Travel Advisor:  Angela Bryan

Alaska cruise

By: lowcountry favorite


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

The ship layout was different than we expirenced before: lido buffet forward, etc, so took two days to get situated. The ship was in really good condition and cleanliness was very good. Even on port days, the on board schedule was full and there were always things we wanted to do, but couldn't due to time limitations. Every crew member seemed to want to be there and not there only as a job but to help us have the best cruise ever.

Alaska Cruise

By: Michelle


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

The service, the food, the activities on the ship were all great. The only complaint we had was that, being in a cold environment, the bar in the enclosed pool area was often closed yet was open in the open pool area which was too cold and wet to enjoy. It make great sense to us.
Travel Advisor:  Jenny Gilbertson

Always good

By: Bruce


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

This was our 19th cruise with Princess and always deliver
Travel Advisor:  Julie Roman

Cruise

By: Jan


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

It was enjoyable. The food was good but was just too much! The service personnel were extremely nice and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weigel

Alaska here we come!

By: Kay Wessman


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Everything was very good on this ship - the staff was very helpful - the food was TOO good and my husband loved all the opportunities to play Trivia.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weigel

Alaska Cruise

By: Terry


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

This was our first cruise and we had set our expectations fairly high after visiting with several friends and family. We were not disappointed, the cruise experience exceeded our high expectations. The ship, the food, and the entertainment were excellent. The weather was not the best (rainy); however, the activities, food, entertainment and staff made all the difference so we didn't notice the weather.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weigel

Very nice trip.

By: S&P


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Comfortable ship.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Scott

Wonderful Crew

By: The M


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

We had a great time and we enjoy the people, waiters, etc. It's only a two days cruise but we feel very welcome and nice and clean. Good food and people are nice. There are a very few not nice but that's fine. The gallery should be reminded to be more helpful and friendly. Just let them know that some are first timers. Does not know what in the package when you buy a picture. One of our company did not get her usb because she's not aware of it. And it's her first time to joined the cruise.

Princess Review

By: David Bolton


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2017

Love the size of the ship plus the itinerary only being three day at sea! Crew has a 10+
Travel Advisor:  Nora Pearce

Review Island Princess

By: ccjac2@aol.com


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

We took a cruise from Los Angeles thru the Panama Canal to Ft. Lauderdale. Our cabin was centrally located. We took a tour in 6 ports through Princess and each tour was terrific with each tour, with one exception , picking us up at the pier and letting us off at the pier The staff was extremely helpful and friendly! We couldn't have asked for a better time!
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Fitzpatrick

Panama Canel Cruise

By: Anutlu


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Everything and everyone was great. This was my first long cruise and I really enjoyed it
Travel Advisor:  John-Paul Fine

great time

By: jim


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

we had a good time
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weber

Freezing Cold in Theater and Halls

By: Traveller


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

The whole experience which could have been excellent was once again over shadowed, as it appears to be on most Princess Cruises, is that each night the Princess Theater is so ice cold that even the men are sitting watching the shows with their winter jackets zippered up and freezing their behinds off !!! Women are shivering in their lighter outer wear. The hallways are like winter breezeways. As I write this one week after getting off ship I still have bronchitis and a cough with flem after having been in bed with a fever for the past six days. The closer to the end of each Princess Cruise, the colder their ships become. This has now occurred on multiple of their cruises and if they don’t raise their indoor temperature on their ships to suit average people instead of catering to the fat slobs on board, then they will loose this Elite Member.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Cruising

By: Vicki


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

I would recommend island Princess with reservations. The information or guest relations desk did a terrible job at answering questions. They were condescending and unhelpful. I did not like that it was very hard to see a show in the theater. By the time we got out of the dining room all the seats were filled or saved. The cleanliness of the ship was impressive.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Umbel

South America

By: trucker


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

A great voyage with many new and unexpected sights and experiences. Well known stops had their usual allure.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

South America 2018

By: Cindy


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

The World Cruise 2017 on the Pacific Princess spoiled me so this 60 day trip didn't quite measure up.

Best cruise ever!!!

By: Best cruise ever!!!


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2018

Fantastic!!! We met like minded friends who we spent every day with us and on shore excursions with!!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Princess

By: Don and Laurie


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2018

We had a great time on the Island Princess. All the details were taken care of, including Don's birthday cake. Great food and friendly, helpful staff.
Travel Advisor:  Kitty Foster

Ialand Pricess, Panama Canal 19days Round Trip

By: OTis


Reviewed on: 08 May 2018

Relaxing, Playing Games, Watching Entertainment and Speakers, Wine Tastings, Dinning, and Shopping.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Bliefernich

Island princess

By: Don


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2018

Was enjoyable and fun
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Pacific Princess

By: Snowwhite


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2019

We liked it but prefer some of their larger ships. This one was great for smaller ports in Iceland & Norway.
Travel Advisor:  Malaka Hilton
Not Recommended

Island Princess

By: Mel


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018

The ship was very well kept and easy to get around. Staff was very polite. I must say however, that there where many things that needed improvement. There was no soap numerous times in the hand cleaning stations. We almost never got to see a show because seating was often full. The dining was very unorganized. We did anytime dining and we did get seated right away and we where always seated with delightful people. The waitstaff was nice enough but they definetly seemed overwhelmed. Dishes where often forgotten that where ordered or brought in in parts. Such as they might bring the meat of fish on a plate with nothing else then the sides would come in later or the wrong item was served. One meal was served over a 3 1/2 hour period even though orders at the table was all placed at the same time.

Great Time

By: McGruff


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

The personnel on the ship were great. I had the same experience when I sailed on Princess in 1999. I guess it is a trend.
Travel Advisor:  Bette Prochaska

We were impressed with Princess

By: Ginger


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

We took a 13 day Princess cruise to Alaska...seven ship days and six land days. The time aboard the ship was really good and so were the land days. We were surprised and pleased to have been upgraded from an inside to an (obstructed view) ocean view stateroom. The stateroom, specialty dining rooms and regular dining room were all excellent. The buffet was less than we'd experienced with other cruise lines. A Canadian wine or two at the wine tasting events would have been good, as we were in Canadian waters. Can't comment on their shore excursions ... we had our own plans. Land time was super....Princess did an absolutely extraordinary job of logistics, managing luggage transfers and providing Princess Lodge room keys without front desk visits. And the two tours -- into Denali and of the Chena Village/steamboat/dredge -- were great. We were impressed with Princess.
Travel Advisor:  Martina Peladeau
Not Recommended

Cruise

By: Ray & Lois


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

On a scale of 1-10 I would rate this ship 4-5. We never saw our cabin steward unless we called him. We thought there was going to be catamaran to take us across Prince William sound and it was a boat. Food was also not very good. Land portion of the trip was amazing and the cruise was ok.

Alask Cruise Tour

By: DC


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

Staff, food, entertainment, and service was great.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

alaska cruise

By: sherry


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018

We liked the ship very much. The staff was attentive and very pleasant. The food was good.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Alaska

By: Charlie


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Greatly enjoyed our vacation.

Island Princess Cruise to Alaska

By: Robinlcsw


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

Our mini-suite with terrace was very comfortable and our steward welcoming and helpful. The entire crew was welcoming and the cruise was very well organized. The food was great and we enjoyed the Italian specialty restaurant. We did an excursion in Skagway which involved both a train and a bus in the Yukon area, which was terrific.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Wonderful cruise

By: Jill O


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2018

We enjoyed our cruise completely. The on board entertainment was top notch. Laura Callaghan is fabulous! The food, service, staff, conditions of the ship were first class.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Chaitman

Alaskan Trip

By: Judy G


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

We enjoyed our cruise on the Island Princess. The "naturalist" and park ranger they had onboard were both very knowledgeable and informative. The food and entertainment were both very good as was the cabin steward. The ship was clean and well kept.
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

Island Princess

By: Eileen


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

Everyone was very friendly and accommodating except for the staff at the art gallery. I did not interact with them but my husband did and he wanted me to let you know that they were very snobbish and rude. There was not a feeling of being welcomed and no one smiled
Travel Advisor:  Sherry Wilczewski
Not Recommended

Low energy cruise

By: Stowick


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2018

Low energy crew, cleaning carts blocking hallways, help getting off the ship for excursions and disembarking was lacking. Constantly being sold future cruises, jewelry on board and on shore. Food was adequate, but not delicious. Ship needs refurbishing, strange smells throughout ship. Our steward was friendly and helpful, but obviously tired and overworked. Mini suite was roomy and close to 11th deck forward balcony. The best part of our cruise was spending time ashore visiting beautiful Alaska and the wonderful outdoors. We cruise to get us to our locations and don't make use of most of the onboard events and amenities. A smaller ship next time would suit us better!

Faisy

By: Daisy


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2018

We were very well cared for and comfortable . Some of the dress codes are a little to strong. Nice jeans should be allowed for casual dinning.
Travel Advisor:  Maureen Roemmick

Our time on a Princess cruise ship.

By: Jodi Pasmu


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2018

The Island Princess was a very nice ship. We were pampered, well fed and entertained. The staff are well trained to be amazingly hospitable and professional.
Travel Advisor:  Ruby Ruiz

Alaska 2018

By: Kukana


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

The trip was a wonderful experience. The excursions were fabulous and the calving glaciers, mesmerizing. I loved discovering Talkeetna, the McKinley Lodge and Denali Park.
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Tucker
Not Recommended

Panama cruise 2018

By: sirsam


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2018

I felt this was an old ship at 15 years and that should be sold.

Great Experience!!!

By: Bobbi


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

Only great things to say about this ship. The crew couldn’t have been better, or the ship cleaner. Very upbeat and fun. I took advantage of the different classes and lectures on our at sea days. Food was also great. We had breakfast at the buffet and had lunch in all the different options, all were very good. We ate at 7:45, enjoyed great staff, many food choices and excellent flavors. Almost every evening we went to the show, without exception they were great, VERY talented performers!!
Travel Advisor:  Karen Howland

Nice

By: Ann


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2018

Cruise ship was nice, a little too big. Lots of activities but nothing I participated in.

panama Canal on Princes Islander

By: Geegaw


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2018

Absolutely fantastic. We had a ball. On Princess Islander
Travel Advisor:  Jacky Murphy

Princess cruise

By: Dottie


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2018

I enjoyed the cruise immensely. There were no problems during the cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

Princess Cruise to Alaska

By: mateach51@att.net


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

Cabin steward was very efficient and friendly. Food was plentiful and excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Loss

Ship

By: Marlene


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2019

We really enjoyed our experience on this ship. Lots of activities and lectures which were very informative.

A great cruise experience!

By: QCTina


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2019

We had a beautiful ADA-compliant suite, with amenities that rivaled or bettered many fine hotels we've stayed at that claim ADA compliance. Our service staff was outstanding (Cabin Steward, Dining Room wait staff), and the variety of entertainment options was more than we could take advantage of. Embarkation and disembarkation throughout the cruise was handled safely and efficiently for our wheelchair guest, and he was accorded the utmost consideration throughout. The ship was well maintained, the entire staff very friendly and professional. It was an experience well worth repeating.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

Princess review

By: Cooke Alaska


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2019

Great. Accomadations were adequate and the staff was outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Petros

Cruise

By: John


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2019

This was my 6th cruise on a princess ship and as before it was outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

Island Princess

By: John


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2019

Very nice ship for its size
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner

Island Princess Alaska criise

By: Alaska June 2019


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2019

We were very pleased with the cruise from Whittier to Vancouver. Our steward was very pleasant and helpful when needed. The ship was very clean and all the staff were friendly. The only problem we had was having to wait over an hour for a table in the anytime dining. When we were finally seated at two tables of 4, there were quite a few open tables that could have sat all 8 of us. Overall the cruise was great.
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Bohn

No bells and whistles

By: KMJ


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2019

This cruise was AMAZING. We did a family trip parents and adult children. We had a blast. This ship was clean and updated. It did not have all the "kid" extras like slides etc. We did not care about that AT ALL so this was the perfect ship for us. The food was good. I would not say great but a solid good. I mean we were not on Regent or Seaborne lol

A nice ship

By: Tim


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2019

We had a great time aboard the Island Princess which felt to be just the right size for an Alaskan cruise. It was not too big, yet still had enough space for amenities like a theater and several bars. The staff was very friendly and attentive.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Island Princess

By: Gamecock cruiser


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2019

The cruise was great. Alaska was beautiful and princess allowed us to see it perfectly. The staff was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Pam Foley

Princess

By: Tchrgolf


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019

Island Princess was excellent. A good size, not small, but not too large.
Travel Advisor:  Viviane Gringer

Island Princess

By: Cruisin


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2019

We enjoyed this ship very much. It was geared more to adults, which we were looking for and the port stops were great. The Captain was amazing getting us close to the glaciers. The accommodations were very comfortable and the food outstanding. There would be one thing I would tell another traveler: bring your own hair dryer. The one on the ship does not style well.
Travel Advisor:  Shameeron Paur

Alaska cruise on the Island Princess

By: Willeen


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019

We had a Very nice suite with a wonder balcony. Food was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Candy Cohen

Alaska

By: Tom E


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2019

The cruise was great for us to take our granddaughter to Alaska. Princess excursions were small groups and generally well done
Travel Advisor:  Rich Korb

Nice ship. Just a few hiccups.

By: 4chnetdon


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2019

Our cruise to Alaska was fine. The Island Princess is a very nice ship. The dining room service and food was very good, as well as the speciality restaurants. All shore excursions we did through the ship were very good. The weather could have cooperated better. Our room steward was excellent and we enjoyed the itinerary. The few negative comments almost all revolve around the service for suite passengers. On other cruise lines, the suite passengers are afforded some perks, and rightfully so, given the cost of the suite. For instance Holland America had a concierge assigned to just the suite passengers. Princess did not, and because of that, perks like dinner reservations, priority at the customer service counter. This did not happen. Also, our room was in the far aft corner of the ship and the wifi apparently does not reach that area consistently, so the cost of getting wifi was as waste of money. Overall, the trip was good. But there is room for improvement.
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner

Alaska cruise

By: Bob & Jill


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

We had a great time! Our waiter was the best! His name was Enrique Gonzalez. He made our trip! The entertainment, the shows and the naturalist and Natalie did a great job! Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Michael Pickens

Enjoyable trip

By: Alaska voyager


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

We love to cruise and were taking our sixth cruise on a Princess ship. Perhaps because it was a smaller ship, the entertainment was weaker than we have become accustomed to on Princess cruises. The age of the ship was showing. That said, we were well taken care of and enjoyed our sail.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Alaska

By: Papa Grande


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2019

Overall good. One speciality restaurant not up to standards. Sabatinnis. Other was good. Entertainment and naturalist good. Enjoyed it.
Travel Advisor:  Juli Morgan

Cruise ship review

By: Laine


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2019

We actually travelled on Royal Princess in Alaska and Island Princess through the Panama Canal ... I listed the Island Princess as that was a longer cruise ... I enjoyed both ships on our cruises

Nice ship

By: Sara


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2019

This ship is easy to get around. The entertainment was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Ann Harrison

Loved it

By: Cruiser


Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2019

Crew were friendly and accommodating. Much prefer the size of this ship to the huge ones. Facilities were clean and well maintained. Great food. Enjoyed the shows and movies under the stars.

Princess Ship

By: Carrie Ann


Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2020

I would recommend the cruise based on the Itinerary and the childcare services. If you are a "foodie", I would not recommend this cruise as I thought the food was terrible. I'm also disappointed in Princess with there lack of follow through with regards to changes in policies for minor kids. We booked in January of 2019 and sometime shortly thereafter new guidelines were put into place where minors now had to have a passport to travel to Panama. This was not relayed to us or our travel agent which put us into having to expedite getting passports for them which caused a huge headache and was quite costly.
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

Island

By: Honeymoon


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2020

Wonderful, well organized, great food
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

Unique travel

By: Marci


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2020

Very happy and satisfied with this cruise line !
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

Good cruise ship

By: Socks


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2020

The food was great, as well as the entertainment. What I didn't like was there was no happy hour special on drinks and you had to pay 18% graduities on the drinks, which it wasn't like that two years ago the last time I went. When you pay $14.50 a day for graduities it felt like you were being double dipped when they charge you the 18%. The good thing is that I was able adjusted the gradtuities accordingly.
Not Recommended

South America

By: unicorn


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2020

Too many passengers crammed into the ship, with too few crew. Long lines for many activities, often hard to get seats for lectures, shows. Crew had problems with crowd control during disembarkations.

Lovely mid size ship.

By: Marta


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2020

Excellent cruise director. Nice size ship. Very good food and entertainment. Excellent service.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Myers

Sam & Dorothy

By: Sam Dorothy


Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2020

Wonderful , everything was perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Helga Thalheimer