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“Panama canal cruise”

Island Princess Cruises
Ranked #2 of 32 Tours in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence
Tracy, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Panama canal cruise”
Reviewed February 10, 2013
Pending review

We went on a 14 day cruise on the Island Princess, with stops at Aruba, Cartehania, Panama Canel passage, Panama City and Costa Rica. Princess food quality has sure taken a step down. The steaks were tough (almost not edible) and the buffett was like getting stuck in a below average Golden Corral. Food was cold, the bacon paper thin and the grits served dry with no meat gravy,etc. etc.. The pastries and bakery foods were good. The activities were not very good (need updating and more of them) and the movies need better choices. Things like broken chairs still in service, leaks in the waste system and a really annoying noise in the outside door frame of our cabin that would keep you awake at night added to the low rating. The five days at sea is too long without a stop or more/better on board activities. The production entertainers were like going to a Jr College show. The single entertainers where not very good with one exception. Bobby Wilson put on a great show that got standing ovations. The cabin attendent (Marlow) was great and did a fine job and should be commended for his work. The service crew was very good at the buffett), but the dining hall was below average service with mixed up orders and cold coffee servied.This was my second cruise with Princess and they have certainly lowered the standards from only a year ago. I will certainly look into other cruise lines for my next cruise.

Visited January 2013
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Lori556, Manager at Island Princess Cruises, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
You have the wrong company. We do not have 14 day Panama Canal Cruises. You must mean Princess Cruises. Not us!!
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English first
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Cruise”
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

One of the best cruises we have taken in Florida.

I recommend boarding early and sitting on the port side on the upper deck.
The Captain's narrative primarily occurs on the outbound leg of the trip and the most interesting homes are on the port side during the second hour of the cruise.

The box lunch was fine and is served at the turnaround point near Jupiter inlet at the two hour mark.
If you want a second look at Tiger's house just move to the starboard side on the way home.

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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You don't want to miss a day on the Island Princess.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Ship, crew, and Captain delivered a great day on the water. Everything, including the boxed lunches, was outstanding.

The Captain's narrative was educational and entertaining. We learned about wildlife, contributions of immense nature preserves, related legislation, and who lives on the very exclusive Jupiter Island.

So, beautiful scenery and homes, fresh air and water, terrific crew-- choose to spend five very reasonably priced hours on the Island Princess.

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2 Thank CTCISD
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New Castle, IN
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great way to see the area from a different view - for visitors and locals alike.”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great trip and wonderful way to spend 4 hours and see so many things on a relaxing and informative boat ride. In addition to seeing homes of the rich and famous from the water side, saw bottleneck dolphins that swam with the boat, a couple manatee and a large variety of local birds. Captain Bob is very knowledgeable and makes it a great trip all way to the lighthouse at Jupiter Island. Box lunch provided was very good. A must see for visitors as well as locals.

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Lancaster, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fun trip”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Beautiul sunny day. Good commentary on nature seen and fancy homes on Jupiter island - seen from the water [good views all around from this boat], not visible from the road -- Tiger Woods', Greg Normans', Marshall Fields' - palatial homes. Manatee sitings, osprey and nests, even a bald eagle! Good box lunch. Recommend it to anyone visiting the Treasure Coast or Palm Beach area.

Visited January 2013
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Lori556, Manager at Island Princess Cruises, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
We thank you for your kind review of our luncheon cruise to Jupiter. We are off to another year of great cruises and hope you will join us again perhaps trying one of our other tours.
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