Coral Princess Experience

Coral Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Coral Princess

7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Whittier)

Sail Date: June 28, 2014

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

I am an experienced cruiser and have done many Princess Cruises.   This cruise was not the normal Princess experience.   Cabin Steward did not meet expectations.  All the special parts of Princess have been scaled back, ship is old and warn (rust in plain site throught most of the ship).  This cruise does not have many activities to keep you busy and you are on the ship most of the travel time.  If you like dinning in the dinning room then great, buffet left a lot to be desired.  Food was left out and often either slimmy or crusted /hard topped.   I am chalking this trip up to a one time experience but my friends with me on the ship who love Carnival made the statement that the trip was below Carnival for them (I had raved about Princess prior to the trip so I looked foolish).


Alaska sights are beautiful and I am sure weather played into my experience as I am one who usually goes south for the sun.   This trip it was chilly most of the time and you had a sweatshirt or sweater with a rain coat on as needed.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dinning Room was great / Buffett left a lot to be desired / Steak House Great

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Not Enough too do and you are at see many days on this trip


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Joey the Band Leader in the Wheel House Bar was Great / Cabin Steward Dante left a lot to be desired

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship is older and warn - needs to be updated and painted rust visible in several areas

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Normal what you expect on a cruise ship

Ports Of Call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Bused up from Seattle Airport nice way to Transfer to the Ship

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Fresh Crab Feed is amazing - All you can eat Crab

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5
Mendenhall Glashier is wonderful - take the walk to the end of the trail head at the National Park

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
ATV / 4 Wheel Outing wonderful very safe but fun. Not fast ride if you are looking for crazy ATV this is not it. But you do go up a mountain to amazing vistas and the food is amazing

Cruise Glacier Bay

3 out of 5

Cruise College Fjord, Alaska

3 out of 5

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

3 out of 5
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