- Island Princess
- Princess Cruises
- 16 May 2019
The Island Princess is one of two Princess Cruises ships designed especially to cruise through the Panama Canal, and is the sister ship of the Coral Princess. She boasts 700 balconies, so you can enjoy the incredible views and magnificent engineering of the canal from the comfort of your room.
The Island Princess is as stunning as the destinations she visits, and offers all the usual Princess Cruises signature features. The 92,000 tonne ships may be mid-sized by the cruise line’s standards, but she packs plenty of punch. Island Princess takes you to some of the most naturally stunning and impressive places on earth. From the Panama Canal and Caribbean in winter months, to the impressive, awe-inspiring beauty of Alaska in the summer.
Following a multi-million dollar upgrade in May 2015, enhancements include an update to the design and passenger flow in the Horizon Court restaurant, as well as upgraded upholstery, carpeting, and décor, as well as the introduction of their onboard technology - Ocean Medallions - in May 2018.
Dining onboard Island Princess is a spectacular affair, with many delectable dining options to choose from. Select traditional set dining in the Provence Dining Room or opt for Anytime Dining in the Bordeaux Dining Room. Treat yourself to Princess Cruises speciality restaurants such as the Bayou Cafe - a New Orleans style restaurant- or the Princess signature venue - the Sterling Steakhouse.
For a quick bite head to Horizon Court and take in the panoramic views from the buffet dining venue, or check out the outdoor pizzeria and hamburger grill out on deck. Whatever your mood, there is a dining choice to suit all those onboard the Island Princess.
If you’re in the mood for a Broadway-style show, head to the Princess Theatre or if comedy nights and guest entertainers are more up your street, check out the Universe Lounge, where different live acts will perform throughout the week. The Lounge Bar offers everything from live sports and music to dance classes and of course incredible cocktails. Martini fans head to Crooners where the astonishing menu means you can go all week without drinking two cocktails the same.
For a day of relaxation onboard Island Princess, head to the Asian inspired Lotus Spa for a selection of relaxing therapies and treatments, or just to take a dip in the adult only Lotus Pool. There is also a full beauty salon if some pampering is on the agenda.
For those looking to keep to their daily routine, or in need of burning off some of the incredible food, head to the state-of-the-art fitness room. With the latest equipment and fully trained staff on call, there is everything you need to keep your fitness regime up, or start a new one at sea.
If you’d like to enjoy some leisurely activities in your downtime between shore excursions and evening entertainment, Island Princess has plenty to offer:
Onboard Island Princess, the dress code includes both formal and smart/casual. On informal evenings, smart casual is expected whereas on formal nights you can dress to impress. If a long day of shore excursions, a large lunch, or a day of relaxing in the spa means you don't fancy dressing for dinner, then the buffet restaurant always offers a casual dress code - and has the added bonus of being open 24/7.
Top quality cruise with 5 star restaurants, friendly crew and great itinerary. The entry to the “ special” restaurants and wines sent by courtesy of Iglu were much appreciated. The hotel and transfers organised by Iglu also were trouble free. There was occasional queuing for restaurants that could be improved.
Had a wonderful cruise recently through the Panama Canal. Just a couple of things that slightly spoilt the cruise. We have cruised before with Princess and have always been pleased with our experiences. This cruise changed the itinery at the last moment. It was advertised as calling into Antiuga. No we went to Jamaica, not a good visit. The original itinery was to call into Grand Turk but again was changed to Grand Cayman. This was okay and very enjoyable. It would have been nice to be informed of these changes beforehand. Another very disappointing thing for us was the dress code. Previously the timed dining has had a couple of formal evenings, this is still the case but some people didn't really try. Other evenings the dress code was billed as 'dress as you would to visit a fine restaurant at home'. Again the standards have dropped. Jeans and shorts with tee shirts is not what I call fine dining attire. More like dressing for a beach party. But the visits to Columbia, Panama and Costa Rica were wonderful.Show more