Aug 1, 2015 Alaska Cruise - Crown Princess

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Tracy Arm Fjord (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 01, 2015
Ship: Crown Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: B618
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our 5th Alaska cruise and the 2nd with Princess. We enjoyed the entire cruise and had a seamless experience using airfare and transfers booked through Princess. Our only disappointment was the shortened time in Ketchikan and Victoria, BC. Our balcony cabin was perfect and was kept neat as a pin by our room steward. The weather was perfect, averaging in the low 70's. Most evenings a light jacket was all that was needed, even out on the balcony. It had been 9 years since our last cruise and we were surprised at the more casual dress on the two formal nights. Yes, there were those "diehard" guests in tux and formals, but the majority leaned towards suit and tie for the men and business attire for the ladies, either pantsuits or street length dresses. All in all we were happy with everything and returned home relaxed and refreshed.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Horizon Court Buffet was crowded most of the time so we avoided this choice. Regular restaurants and specialty restaurants were spectacular. The specialty restaurants were well worth the $25 pp. cover charge.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The whole ship was spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and well appointed. Over the top closet space. Plenty of room to move around for two people. Our steward, Lion, was very respectful of our schedule and extremely accommodating.

Ship Tip

Pay for the Thermal Spa. $199 for a couple and the highlight of our cruise.

5 out of 5
Our first time in Seattle. Called 2 months prior to reserve Sunday Brunch at the Space Needle. Food was outstanding. Pike Place Market was over-crowded and too big to see in a few short hours.
5 out of 5
We made a major jewelry purchase at Diamonds International. Total VIP service.
5 out of 5
Loved Liarsville and the bus ride up the pass. We also enjoyed visiting the salmon hatchery. Salmon Bake was over priced and a "bust" for us.
5 out of 5
Breathtaking!
5 out of 5
Too short a time in port. The Lumberjack Show we had seen on a previous trip and is a lot of fun.
5 out of 5
Too short a time in port. Had a great dinner in Chinatown.
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