If going to Glacier Bay, have breakfast in room & view glaciers from comfort of your own balcony. Park Rangers board the ship & provide narration that can be heard on TV Channel 45. Beautiful classical music plays between narrations & assists in communing with nature at this pristine spot.
The Crown is a fantastic ship. I particularly like the fact that it's not gaudy, not full of irritating colors and not a carnival at sea. Instead the colors are muted, the wood trim is elegant and the crew and staff are well trained and extremely obliging. Try the Crown Grill at least one night.
As stated above, a balcony cabin is almost a must for the Alaska cruise. On recommendations, we got a cabin mid-ship, and that turned out to be smart. We weren't too far from anything, and the ride there was smooth.
Correction on the picture of the chefs: they were preparing fruit, not dessert.
Take early seating, Traditional Dining, we got a table in a corner, by a window with a wonderful view. Had great wait staff, not rushed, remembered our preferences. If we didn't finish all the wine, bottle was served next night. Great Food. Time to go to the first show in the Princess Theater.
The Vine wine cafe is great. Right off the atrium and you get individually prepared sushi or tapas with your drink order. Also the buffet is not great. Better option the international cafe off the atrium which has great pastries and soups and sandwiches.
The Crown Princess is a fantastic ship... there is so much to do, or nothing at all if you just want to relax. even though there were thousands of people on the cruise.. you never felt like you were in a crowd... many times you were in areas of the ship where you didn't see anyone..lol Great food!
For example: The Crown is a fantastic ship. I particularly like the fact that it's not gaudy, not full of irritating colors and not a carnival at sea. Instead the colors are muted, the wood trim is elegant and the crew and staff are well trained and extremely obliging. Try the Crown Grill at least one night.
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