Coral Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

We had a wonderful cruise.

Sail Date: June 08, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Room Type: Balcony

This was our sixth cruise and our first on Princess. We had a wonderful overall experience. Highlights were the excellent chef, the naturalist who gave continuous commentary and the breathtaking scenery. Princess is a little more low keyed than other lines - fewer public announcents and activity by the pool. We were very pleased.

Pros: Food, scenery and naturalist on Board.

Cons: Shower was extremely small and flooded bathroom.

Recommends Coral Princess? Yes!

Service and Staff
The dining room staff was excellent. The other service was fine.
Ship Quality
It wasn't the newest ship, but it was tastefully decorated and very well maintained.
Food and Dining
Superb in every venue. We didn't even need to try the specialty restauants. There were a large number of healthy options - fresh, ripe fruit and not overcooked veggies, which is very rare on cruise ships. The baked goods were delicous. The cuisine was innovative and appealing.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our balcony room was very well laid out. Our only complaint was the way too tiny shower stall.
The comics were fantastic. The ship switches half way with another ship, so there is variety. One Broadway-type show was very good and the other not so great.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Flightseeing is a must. Again, not much going on in this down. They had the best shopping for hand crafted jewelry and other items. We found the totem parks not that exciting.
Don't Miss: Flightseeing
Juneau, Alaska
The Mendenhall Glacier is a must. Many other passengers went whale watching and had a fantastic experience. There is not much going on in the town otherwise.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall glacier
Skagway, Alaska
We took a terrific free walking tour from the historic society. An excursion to Haines is highly recommended. There isn't enough in the town to keep you busy all day.
Don't Miss: An excursion to Haines.

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