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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Whittier)
Sail Date: June 14, 2014
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: D226
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

My wife and I took this cruise at the last minute yet you would never have known if from the accommodations, courtesy and enjoyment we received.  Sitting in the "private" sanctuary area during the glacier bay viewing was particularly incredible.  Watching breathtaking glaciers in complete comfort and relaxation, snuggled up on thick cushions on lounge chairs with comfortable blankets, our own pool and a very accommodating wait staff serving the two dozen or so located in the area.  Worth every cent of the extra cost.  Also, the upgraded restaurants were well worth the additional cost, although the food at the regular restaurant was great.  And the scenery is absolutely unparalled.  It comes at you from every direction..  If I had to pick out something I was not fond of, it would be the photos and their pricing.  They need to have a means in which you can just request a copy of all of the photos, even if it is just on disc.  At the high price of each of the photos with no discount for additional prints, the price becomes very unreasonable and forces you to pick only one or two of the ones you may want.  Why not provide a package where, if you purchase 2 or 3 (what most people do) they throw in a CD of all of your photos at a nominal cost.  There should be some way to do that.  Anyway, that decision was optional and no one pushed you to purchase any photos, so it is hard to call that a valid complaint.  Bottom line, my wife and I would go again in a heartbeat. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Plenty to keep us occupied when we wanted and yet plenty of time to just wander and relax.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
All the normal fun items although we were particularly amazed by the quality of the new orleans production. Incredible

Children's Programs

Sorry, we have no idea - we did not use them

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Toffee, our cabin steward, was particularly cheerful and anxious to assist, as was our deck steward during out days at the sanctuary, although everyone everywhere was great

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Not as large as we are used to, but it was booked just a week in advance, so I can't complain

Ship Tip

Pay the extra money for the day at Glacier bay and reserve the sanctuary - and reserve early, it books fast.

3 out of 5
just went from airport to ship
5 out of 5
just wandered around town
5 out of 5
Great whalewatching, despite the rain
5 out of 5
Took a wonderful bus trip over the pass - incredible scenery
5 out of 5
Breathtaking views from the sanctuaryu
3 out of 5
just went from whittier to anchorage
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