08/08/2011 06:24 pm ET Updated 4 days ago

The Island Princess: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

The Island Princess is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Island Princess.


The Island Princess offers 10, 15 and 19 day long cruises to the Panama Canal from September through February and during the month of April, with departures from Vancouver, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Seven-day cruises to Alaska are offered May through September, with departures from Vancouver and Anchorage.

Love Boat

The Island Princess was featured in the "Love Boat" TV series. The ship is geared towards upper-class families and couples, with a passenger capacity of 1,970.

Special Features

The Island Princess features an art gallery, miniature golf, four pools, a sports court, a spa, show lounges, a casino and activities for children. The ship also hosts a series of educational lectures.


Accommodations on the Island Princess include inside and outside double rooms, mini suites and standard suites. Private balconies are included with outside doubles, mini suites and standard suites.


Prices on the Island Princess range from about $900 for the Panama Canal trip, to $2,300 for an Alaskan cruise. Prices are per person and vary depending on cabin and length of voyage.


The picturesque beauty of Denali Park makes for a popular excursion among Island Princess passengers. Beautiful scenery and wildlife combine for a beathtaking experience.

Dining Experience

The Island Princess offers two dining rooms, two specialty restaurants, a poolside grill and a 24-hour buffet. Room service is also available if you don't feel like going out.

Maiden Voyage

The Island Princess' maiden voyage occurred in 2003. This cruise ship has always been a passenger ship.

In The News

Our research revealed no notable news stories or safety concerns regarding the Island Princess.


A tour of the Island Princess.

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