May 2016 - Island Princess to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
This is a great way to see Alaska. We had a room with a balcony and I recommend this because you can sit in your room and look at the beautiful country on the days you are not in port. They have a naturalist on board that discussed the points of interest as you pass by which added to the beauty of the land to know the history. They broadcast his talks over the loud speaker and on the in-room TV. The Island Princess is a nice ship with all the usual cruise ship amenities; the exception to this is the entertainment was exceptional. Both the stage shows and the groups in the lounges were much better that other ships that I have been on. This was our third trip to Alaska so we so we only took 2 excursions, but from our experience and talking to the people that we met the excursions offered by Princess are exceptional. Dinner is always good but some nights the choices were not as robust as other cruises that I have taken.