Coral Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Incredible anniversary

Sail Date: June 14, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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. 

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
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
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
Onboard Activities
Plenty to keep us occupied when we wanted and yet plenty of time to just wander and relax.
Destinations and Excursions
The princess excursion for two nights to denali was wonderful
Cabin / Stateroom
Not as large as we are used to, but it was booked just a week in advance, so I can't complain
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
just went from airport to ship
Ketchikan, Alaska
just wandered around town
Juneau, Alaska
Great whalewatching, despite the rain
Skagway, Alaska
Took a wonderful bus trip over the pass - incredible scenery
Cruise Glacier Bay
Breathtaking views from the sanctuaryu
Cruise College Fjord, Alaska
Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
just went from whittier to anchorage


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

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