Discover the Magic of a 15-Night Transcanal Journey with Princess Cruises

Welcome to Princess Cruises, where you are about to embark on the transcranial cruise of a lifetime! Over 15 nights, we’ll take you on an epic adventure – and it’s not just any old cruise. This is a voyage that will transport you through time and cultures.

Expect stonking clear Caribbean waters one day and Pacific coastlines with views for days the next.

Think stunning port after stunning port. Picture relaxation versus exploration – in equal measure – because this trip is all about balance (and memories).

Do seasoned travelers book? Yep. Is it perfect for first-time sailors? Sure as heck.

Traditional cruising really does cover everything from leisurely pursuits to knocking your discovery socks off. If all that floats your boat, hop aboard now for itinerary heaven.

About the Ship

The Island Princess, a luxurious jewel in the Princess Cruises fleet, was launched in July 2003. At an impressive length of 964 feet, this mid-sized cruise ship is not too big and not too small – it’s just right.

With a capacity of approximately 2,200 passengers and over 900 crew members dedicated to making your stay aboard extraordinary, expect attentive service that’s second to none.

What sets the Island Princess apart? It boasts more than 700 balcony staterooms for breathtaking views of the sea!

Plus, its overall design incorporates other unique features specifically designed to enhance your experience while traversing the Panama Canal.

Accommodation On Board

If you’re sailing on Island Princess, you get to choose from different types of accommodation to suit your preferences and budget. Here they are:

  • Interior stateroom: These cozy rooms offer good value for money and come with the essentials, such as a TV, fridge, and bathroom.
  • Oceanview stateroom: Next, as the name suggests, these cabins have picture windows so passengers can see where they are – whether that’s out at sea or in port.
  • Balcony stateroom: If having your own outdoor space is important to you, this option gives you just that – a balcony for fresh air and great views.
  • Mini-suite: More room than in regular cabins means there’s enough space for a sitting area; some also come with perks, including premium bathroom amenities.
  • Suite: The most luxurious way to travel offers lots of living space, including separate areas for sleeping/lounging, plus big balconies. Suite-only benefits include priority services and special dining options.

Activities & Entertainment

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Welcome to the Island Princess, where exhilaration and relaxation go hand-in-hand.

Step inside its cutting-edge theater for a taste of Broadway right on the high seas, with side-splitting comedy acts, live music, and full-on shows that change nightly.

Interestingly, then there’s “Movies Under the Stars,” a giant poolside screen that rivals any in town. It is surrounded by twinkling lights and featuring showings of first-run films and all-time classics. Snuggle up under a warm blanket or grab a seat at one of more than six loungers and enjoy!

Keen to keep active? There are plenty of sports activities on board, like basketball or even shuffleboard. The well-equipped gym will keep fitness buffs happy, too. Fancy something less strenuous? Multiple pools (including hot tubs) should do the trick.

Enrichment is important, too. How about taking in an art auction, catching one of our culinary demonstrations, or learning to tango in one of our dance classes?

Families keen on space away from kids can rest easy: we’ve got dedicated youth (and teen) centers ensuring young cruisers have as good a time as adults.

Dining Options

Embark on a culinary voyage as varied and flavorful as the locales it explores, thanks to the Island Princess’ wealth of onboard eateries and bars.

Delight in multi-course feasts crafted from international flavors and traditional mainstays served with attentiveness amid fine furnishings at the ship’s dining rooms.

Grab something more casual at the round-the-clock Horizon Court buffet, where self-service stations proffer an array of dishes for all tastes.

Specialty dining experiences up the ante. Bayou Café & Steakhouse brings you New Orleans-inspired food delivered with pizzazz. Simultaneously, Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria focuses on authentic plates from Italy’s classic osterias.

At the same time, The Chef’s Table offers a behind-the-scenes galley tour along with a fixed gourmet menu hosted by your ship’s executive chef.

As for lounges? Choose your pleasure – whether that means sipping crafty cocktails at Crooners Bar or knocking back beers in Britannia-class tradition at Wheelhouse Bar. Last but not least, Vines Wine Bar serves vino in its many forms.

All told, each dinner or drink is another layer peeled off this unforgettable cruising onion.


Embark on a delightful 15-night sailing adventure in one of our state-of-the-art cruise liners charting the wonderful coastlines of North and Central America. Take a gander through your itinerary by reading on:

  • Day 1: Los Angeles, California – Your adventure begins in the lively metropolis of Los Angeles. Board your cruise liner by 3:00 PM to settle into your new home as we make our way from America’s entertainment capital, surrounding you with the lavish artistry garnered from the City of Angels.
  • Day 2 & 3: Cruising – Spend two days at the sea basking in the Pacific scenery. These two days could be reserved to enjoy all amenities on board, from the deck pools to fine dining.
  • Day 4: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – At 8:00 AM, you will arrive at lively Puerto Vallarta. There is also an opportunity to visit its fabulous beaches and enjoy sunbathing or shopping at the local shops until 5:00 PM.
  • Day 5: Cruising – Another day at the sea offers the ability to relax as well as several entertainment and relaxation options aboard.
  • Day 6: Santa Cruz Huatulco, Mexico – Arrival at 8:00 AM and docking on Santa Cruz Huatulco. It is a beautiful and serene place with ecotouristic bays where you can enjoy some sightseeing and other ecotourism activities until your departure at 5:00 PM.
  • Day 7 & 8: Cruising – Day 7 and day 8 are filled with lots of cruising experiences and luxury in flying colors, from de-stressing spa treatments to gourmet dining at its best.
  • Day 9: Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Arrive at 7:00 AM in Puntarenas to enjoy the whole day full of natural wonders and the rich wildlife of Costa Rica until 7:00 PM.
  • Day 10: Cruising – A day at sea allows you to soak in the breathtaking views and enjoy the ship’s luxury facilities.
  • Day 11: Fuerte Amador, Panama – A full day at Fuerte Amador, Panama from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM. This gateway provides a mixed character of historical sites as well as modern attractions.
  • Day 12: Panama Canal, Panama – Experience the awe-inspiring Panama Canal traversing from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM on your cruise journey, a highlight showcasing beauty along with scenic engineering marvels.
  • Day 13: Cartagena, Colombia – Arrive at the historic city of Cartagena at 8:00 AM. Colonial charm and vibrant street life are foreseen for you, and you have free time until 4:00 PM.
  • Day 14 & 15: Cruising – Two more days at sea as a perfect opportunity to calm and reminisce the journey, where guests enjoy the last moments of tranquillity on the ocean.
  • Day 16: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida – Arrive at 7:00 AM to complete an extraordinary journey with memories of diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and the luxury of your cruise experience.


Embarking on this cruise, you’re not just sailing across the ocean; you’re hopping from one adventure to another. Each port of call offers unique and exhilarating excursions that promise to enrich your experience.

Los Angeles, California

Begin your journey with a Hollywood Tour, where you will walk in the footsteps of stars. Discover the iconic Hollywood Sign. Additionally, stroll along the Walk of Fame, and experience the glamour of Beverly Hills.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Dive into vibrant Mexican culture with a Mariachi and Tequila Tour. Enjoy lively music, taste various tequilas, and explore cobblestone streets in this picturesque town.

Santa Cruz Huatulco, Mexico

Embrace nature with a Bays & Beaches Boat Tour. Glide along pristine waters; marvel at secluded beaches – if you’re lucky, spot local wildlife!

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Adventure awaits with a Rainforest Zip Lining excursion. Soar over lush canopies. Feel the adrenaline rush while witnessing diverse ecosystems from a bird’s-eye view.

Fuerte Amador, Panama

Step back in time with a Panama City & Canal Tour. At the same time, explore the historic old town. Witness the engineering marvels of the Panama Canal – and learn about its significant impact on global trade.

Cartagena, Colombia

Experience Cartagena’s charm with a Historic City Tour. Also, wander through colorful streets. Visit ancient fortresses and soak up rich history/architecture UNESCO World Heritage site.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Conclude your journey with Everglades Airboat Adventure. Glide wild wetlands spotting alligators/exotic birds. And thrill exploring one of the world’s most unique ecosystems!

Bottom Line

As your journey comes to an end, it’s clear that this voyage was more than just a trip across the waves. It is an exploration of diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and amazing experiences.

From glamorous Los Angeles to historic Cartagena, every stop had something special to offer.

On board the luxury ship and during thrilling trips ashore at each port you visited, everything came together perfectly.

What is more, along with mementos packed in your suitcase is a raft of memories, stories galore – and inspiration from all those fantastic destinations. This isn’t just a cruise. It’s a journey of a lifetime!