Coral Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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5 out of 5

Coral Princess Northbound Inside Passage

Sail Date: June 24, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This cruise was more than I could imagine.  Great pampering, comfortable ship, great shows, great visits.  Loved it.  Staff is amazing.  Formal night was dorky, but we surprised ourselves in how we got into it.  The Maitre d'hotel, waiters, stewards were are  excellent.  The ship puts out a newletter every day- printed ON BOARD, you can also get the events on your closed circuit wi-fi on your smart phone.  And text each other on board for free using the same system.  Plenty of room to sit outside, inside.  Learned about art - without buying anything, 

Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Staff very attentive, friendly
Entertainment
Loved Alexander Great Magician, Loved Gary Delany Comedian, Loved Mark Harris the Naturalist.
Children's Programs We did not need this service
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
We did the tram via the cruise line, but all else we did independently and we saved some money that way.
Ship Quality
Impecably clean.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Super efficient, and yet flexible to our needs. Sure they take your picture every time, but we knew we were not going to buy, so we just played along, and did our own thing.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable, loved the window. Shower is small, but we did not use it. We bought a spa for a couple membership for $199 per couple and the shower was luxurious there.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
go early, drop your bags off, and rent bikes to go biking in Stanley Park.
Ketchikan, Alaska
The stores further away from the port are cheaper. We saw the totem poles at Saxman, closer than the other park and more than adequit.
Juneau, Alaska
Tram is definetly overpriced, but you have to do it!
Skagway, Alaska
Skagway shuts down early, get your shopping in before 6 pm, even though the ship leaves later. We did the train down (bus up) expensive, but again, gotta do it.
Cruise Glacier Bay
Just take it all in. Go outside, watch the calving.
Cruise College Fjord, Alaska
Just take it all in. Go outside, watch the calving.
Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
There is nothing to do in Whittier if you are waiting for an excursion. We did Phillips surprise glacier, leaves on 1 pm, we disembarked the latest possible for independents which was 9:45 am. Nothing really to buy either, so make sure your gifts are purchased before hand.

Tip

Take the time to talk to the people who serve you. They have interesting stories



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