Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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2 out of 5

Alaskan Cruise on Diamond Princess

Sail Date: July 14, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

I would not recommend the Diamond Princess, or any other Princess ships. There could have been more activities planned for "at sea days, or scenic cruising days", instead the highlights of the cruise days were, "ping pong tournament, card games, and 1 bingo game". The most awful experience was disembarkation. Sure they had "on-board check-in program for qualified guests, but for me personally, my cruise came with pre and post cruise transfers. I had rented a car in Vancouver. Princess cruiseline staff said I would be able to disembark the ship without problem. Came to find out on the day of disembarkation I would have to go with the tour bus to the airport, Claim my luggages, and then I could rent a car. if only princess cruiseline staff were more knowledgeable, this problem would have been prevented. Overall, I am very disappointed in this ship.

Pros: The food was amazing. Everynight I look forward to dinner, just to see what they have in store for us next. Lots of delicacies served. Wonderful presentation. Just superb!

Cons: The ship did not have activities. Can simply be described as BORING. The cruise director and his assistants were corny, seems like they were doing their job "just because". There was not enough talk on their experiences on different tours, like other ships I had taken

Recommends Diamond Princess? No.

Ketchikan, Alaska
Totem Pole Park. Saxman Village is nothing but a line of sailboats were natives and locals fish. The site for Creek Street as well-the Ketchickan shopping district before. Dungeness Crab.
Don't Miss: Creek Street-interesting. Crabbing for dungeness crab. Snorkeling and kayaking as well.
Skagway, Alaska
Experience the Yukon was definitely a must see. Amazing scenery. Be in touch with nature. The yukon suspension bridge and be skipped. For an additional $18.50 why go accross a 50feet stainless steel bridge-- where's the excitement? Do not go for their Alaskan Dog Sledding as well. For $150.00/pp a 5mph run does not contemplate a hold on for your life experience. Totally not worth the money.
Don't Miss: Yukon Expedition and the White Pass Trail. ATV tours are a must do as well.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Totem Pole Park. Saxman Village is nothing but a line of sailboats were natives and locals fish. The site for Creek Street as well-the Ketchickan shopping district before. Dungeness Crab.
Don't Miss: Creek Street-interesting. Crabbing for dungeness crab. Snorkeling and kayaking as well.
Juneau, Alaska
The Juneau downtown area can't be missed. Different shopping stores for up to par prices. Glaciers via floatplane or helicopters are a must see as well.
Don't Miss: Floatplanes and Helicopter riders to walk on Glaciers.
Skagway, Alaska
Experience the Yukon was definitely a must see. Amazing scenery. Be in touch with nature. The yukon suspension bridge and be skipped. For an additional $18.50 why go accross a 50feet stainless steel bridge-- where's the excitement? Do not go for their Alaskan Dog Sledding as well. For $150.00/pp a 5mph run does not contemplate a hold on for your life experience. Totally not worth the money.
Don't Miss: Yukon Expedition and the White Pass Trail. ATV tours are a must do as well.
Juneau, Alaska
The Juneau downtown area can't be missed. Different shopping stores for up to par prices. Glaciers via floatplane or helicopters are a must see as well.
Don't Miss: Floatplanes and Helicopter riders to walk on Glaciers.


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