Coral Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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4-6 cruises


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1 out of 5

Traveling Princess Cruise Line?BEWARE!

Sail Date: June 02, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

I had a third party protection system on my credit cards and when it appeared my cards jumped from Ohio to Alaska the protection kicked in. When my excursion charges couldn't be charged to the credit card I offered my debit card, which by the way, cruise lines do not like and will not use to secure and use the on ship cashless system. Here I am no credit card-no contact info for the credit card security system (that was my fault) and I was being told my debit card wasn't their favorite choose of payment. I was then told-"If your account is paid in full when we get to port you and your guest cannot disembark!" I was in what I started calling "Ship Jail". I could wander all areas of the ship but I couldn't leave the ship until my debt was cleared. My family and I was falsely imprisoned by Priness Cruise Lines! I was having them use my debit card to clear all charges on my account. But I was having to get out of bed in the middle of the night (after midnight) to make sure my accounts were clear so My family could travel ashore in ports of call!

Pros: Alaska & its people are great!

Cons: The cruise line tries to falsely imprison people!

Recommends Coral Princess? No.

Ketchikan, Alaska
A lot of shopping can be done here! Watch the signs for merchants who don't give kick-backs to the cruise lines-the prices are much better and the quality is exactly the same!
Don't Miss: We did the hydro-plane tour. Very beautiful! Well worth the money!
Skagway, Alaska
Do the railroad trip followed by the bus tour! Ask for Bruce to be your guide! Ask about Bruce the Moose story-its a winner!
Don't Miss: The tour guide named Bruce is a must if you make it to Skagway!
Juneau, Alaska
We were lucky because an indian festival was in town. The whale watch tour was ok at best. But others told use the helicopter ride to the glacier followed by a dog sled ride was wonderful.
Don't Miss: I enjoyed the Governor's mansion.

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