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Joined: 01/29/2016
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Carnival Glory

January 2016 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Eastern

You get what you pay for!

I chose this cruise for it's low price which was a mistake. They charge for room service if you want hot food. The buffet was terrible! I have never spit out so much food in my life! The sit down restaurants were very snooty. Hostesses acted like you were bothering them. Carnival did not post anywhere that there were 2 formal nights yet they refused service to everyone dressed casually. The entire staff was poorly trained. I was cut off over 50 times by staff who expected you to get out of their way, it should be the other way around. The food was terrible to mediocre everywhere except Guys burgers which was great,

luggage was left in the hallway not placed in the room. No one even knocked, I found it there in the morning!

For 7 days no one on picked up the phone NO SERVICE for anything. My neighbor was smoking on the balcony all the time. Security was not listed on the phone, if it was, they too probably would not answer. Never saw a security guard anywhere.

The fire drill was not proper as they did not require you to bring your life jacket. I found them very hard to get on as I am a large person.

People were complaining at the spa for being charged when they only came in for the free consultations offered. I am monitoring my card and will protest if they try that with me.

The comedians were good but all other entertainment was terrible.

Movies being played broke down often

My first excursion was canceled and they did not tell me. I only found out after searching for 30 minutes for someone who knew anything. Gave us no time to book another.

their private island stop - terrible food. over crowded, and no shopping worth your time.

I last sailed with Princess. Their Alaskan was incredible! Great staff (porter gave me his cell and ALWAYS answered if we needed anything, Room service was free and great food. Most food was good. None of the above problems were experienced with Princess. Will use them for the next cruise. 


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Sapphire Princess

May 2012 - Sapphire Princess to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

A bucket list must do!

This was my first cruise and I was nervous about it. Princess upgraded my balcony to a suite for FREE! A porter greeted us at the room and gave us his private number that he always answered.

Cruise was smooth and scenery was awesome!

All ports of call were great. Did not do the whale watch and regretted it later.

All excursions we took were great.

Food was pretty good everywhere, Service was great everywhere.

Princess is one of only 2 lines allowed to sail right up to the glaciers.

They actually crashed into the water while we were there which is rare.

We saw whales, otters and orcas from the boat!

We also added the 4 day inland to the cruise with the train to Denali. 

The train was too long as it took 11 hours and once we got there we had to sit another hour from some reason. I would suggest taking the bus - only 2 hours. We stayed at Princesses's resorts which were terrible. We were the first tour of the season and they were not ready. VERY poorly trained staff. Poor food and poor service. They broke a suitcase while we were there. The trip to Denali is great but I would use someone else for that part

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reviewed their Alaska - Gulf of Alaska cruise on Sapphire Princess and gave it 5 stars!

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reviewed their Caribbean - Eastern cruise on Carnival Glory and gave it 1 star!

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