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Island Princess
by ronj
Southern Caribbean
October 13, 2012

This was my first with princess (was on island princess) but about the 10th time sailing. Had a mini suite.Suite was nice but the optional bath robes were all for small builds. Food was not what it was described as. For example chicken Marsala had no Marsala taste, lemon sorbet....was sugar and ice (no lemon)...The $20 more restaurant sabitini's had only 1 pasta dish.....which was part of the 5 course meal.....service was poor, except for the head waiter. $20 Bayou restaurant was better with lots of good choices and good service.

Gym had lots of equipment, to relax near the pool in the back of the ship costed extra.

TV in the room was mostly ....no signal or poor signal on all the real channels. The rest were old tv shows and princess commercials. Live entertainment shows were pretty good.

Nightly meetings of LGBT folks. Lots of dance lessons. Ship layout gave no area where that was closed off, quiet and air conditioned.....except for smoking area.

Many passengers got on for a song and had never been on a cruise.Huge number of mobility challenged with scooters and wheel chairs.

Ports included dangerous......Colon and Colombia...Costa Rica was nice and safe.

Not what I would do again but anything is better than Costa Cruise lines and Celebrity.