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Coral Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Whittier)
Sail Date: May 13, 2015
Ship: Coral Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E608
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food in the main dining room was small portions and not seasoned

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Did not go

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The shower was too small.

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
Spent 3 days there before the crusie
1 out of 5
The town is too small and all the shops sell the same thing
3 out of 5
Large enought to have a desent saloon
3 out of 5
Train ride up to the Wite Pass was nice. Again shops sell the same thing.

Cruise Glacier Bay

1 out of 5
Too much time to see one Glacier

Cruise College Fjord, Alaska

1 out of 5
Too much time to see one Glacier
3 out of 5
Only stayed in Anchorage 3 hours waiting on a plane
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