This was our 4th cruise, 2 with Carnival and 2 with Princess. We definitely like Princess and will cruise with them from now on. The Island Princess is smaller of course to go through the locks of the Panama Canal, but still everything a person needs for the best cruising experience. There was my husband and I, and our daughter of 26 years old, and we all had a great time, because there was a very good variety of different ages on board. There's so many things to get involved in, which is what we did; such as trivia, dance lessons, singing, drink mixing, sail away parties, toga party, even midnight mass Christmas eve, etc., as many or as few that you want to be involved in. We were involved with as many things as possible, but still felt like we had the most relaxing time of our lives. The cruise staff was so nice and friendly that they made you feel like getting involved, welcomed, and we became like family. We knew them by name and they knew us too. The ports of call were very nice, but most of the tours were a 90 minute drive one way, so we mainly went to the beach on our own at each port and enjoyed a local brewed beer from every country. In Costa Rica we did a private tour, which I posted on trip advisor. Nicaragua there is a hidden place called Pelican Eyes Resort that you can hike up to that let Ship customers use their facilities, and its very beautiful with beautiful views of the ocean.We highly recommend this cruise even over the holidays because everything was decorated so beautifully and everyone was in the Christmas Spirit!
B343 was a very great location. We had 3 people in the room and we had plenty of room. We stored the empty suit cases under the beds so we had all the room we needed. Great balcony, and very quiet.