Coral Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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3 out of 5

North To Alaska

Sail Date: May 13, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Took the Coral Princess from Vancouver to Anchorage and then a land tour to Denali National Park.

There were too many days at sea. The first was after leaving Vancouver. The schedule showed two days cruseing Glacier Bay. The first day we only saw Glaciers at mid morning and the second day at 6 in the afternoon. I was under the impression we would be floating by Glaciers all day.

We went with a group of friends up to Denali. If I had reviewed the itinery, I would have backed out. The first day was consumed by a 10 hour train ride. The third day a 3 hour bus ride and the fourth day another 3 hour bus ride back to Anchorage. Oh, at Mt McKinley Lodge, there is a one hour ride into town since there is nothing around the Lodge.

I did see two glaciers, a moose, a bear, 6 eagles, and two caribou. There were two many cruising - riding hours to justify not seeing more animals or glaciers.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Food in the main dining room was small portions and not seasoned
Service and Staff
Bartenders and wait staff wre great. We purchased the all you can drink package. Did not like having to sign a receipt with each order, felt like it was only to add a tip.
Children's Programs Did not go
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Too many days at sea
Cabin / Stateroom
The shower was too small.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Spent 3 days there before the crusie
Ketchikan, Alaska
The town is too small and all the shops sell the same thing
Juneau, Alaska
Large enought to have a desent saloon
Skagway, Alaska
Train ride up to the Wite Pass was nice. Again shops sell the same thing.
Cruise Glacier Bay
Too much time to see one Glacier
Cruise College Fjord, Alaska
Too much time to see one Glacier
Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
Only stayed in Anchorage 3 hours waiting on a plane


Burgers and pizza on the Lido deck are the best food items they have.

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