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bdiercks's Past Cruises

Caribbean Princess

February 2017 - 6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Caribbean Princess

Crown Princess

June 2016 - 7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip) Cruise on Crown Princess

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Ketchikan, Alaska dock. Skagway White Pass Railroad A nice surprise from Princess: a dessert congratulating us on our retirements. Glacier Bay Alaska Juneau Mendenhall Glacier

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My wife and I went on this cruise to celebrate our retirement. It was a first cruise for both of us, so our expectations were pretty high from having looked at web sites, YouTube videos of this and other cruises, etc. I can honestly say, almost everything was perfect, and those things that weren't perfect probably couldn't have been improved upon much if any at all (eg. embarking and disembarking the ship which for those of us in our mid 60s were pretty hectic). We read reviews here before we left, and frankly, some of them concerned us. Having spent the week on the Crown Princess, we can only surmise that some people just can't be satisfied. The food on board was superb, the service excellent, cleanliness was impeccable throughout the ship. The entertainment, both in the theater and elsewhere was excellent. Although the ship was full, we never waited for very long to do anything. We don't have any other cruise line to compare Princess with, but I can't imagine any of the others being much better. There just wasn't any room for significant improvement. We can't wait until we take our next Princess cruise.

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Cruise Glacier Bay -
Crown Princess Crown Princess - As stated above, a balcony cabin is almost a must for the Alaska cruise. On recommendations, we got a cabin mid-ship, and that turned out to be smart. We weren't too far from anything, and the ride there was smooth. Correction on the picture of the chefs: they were preparing fruit, not dessert.

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reviewed their Alaska - Inside Passage cruise on Crown Princess and gave it 5 stars!