North to Alaska - When Haines Eclipses Skagway

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Captain
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 15
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 10, 2016
Ship: Crown Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 months ago

The Crown Princess is a grand ship - way over due for renovation (we took her again - to South America, when she REALLY needed renovation. Won't take her again in her current condition. The trip itself, from Seattle to Alaska, to Victoria BC, Canada and back to Seattle was great. Rough winds aborted our planned stop in Skagway and ruined scheduled excursions, but the silver lining was an unplanned stop at Haines - as interesting as Skagway - and less visited by cruise ships (and less spoiled). A special plus was a tasting tour of the Port Chilkoot Distillery  - a craft distillery promoting in house Vodka, Gin, and even Absinthe (they also sold a "bourbon" and a "rye." The glaciers were incredible.


We love Victoria, but our arrival was a bit late (dusk) - our stay was short (just a few hours) and the port facility was several miles from the action in town.

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