A Great Experience, Overall
Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: June 28, 2008
Ship: Golden Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The ship is beautiful inside and out. Just a few minor maintenance issues (one dryer in laundry wasn't working all week, our stateroom balcony door would not lock and was never fixed despite several requests).
I was minorly annoyed by the constant "selling" of many available extras. Every activity seemed to have a related item for sale. I enjoyed a fabulous spa treatment and massage then heard a very assertive 5 minute (felt longer) sales presentation for all of the extras I, "needed".
Park onsite if you live in Seattle....it is a great bargain!
I thought from tv commercials that the experience would be a little more grand, but with a minor adjustment to expectations, this was a truly wonderful vacation.
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Don't Miss: Stay long enough to see the Parliment building lit at night.
Don't Miss: The Tram is cheap and fun. Take the shuttle to Mendenhall Glacier but do it earlier in the day. We went late and only got to spend 20 minutes. It was still worth the trip, though!
Don't Miss: Be sure to go topside for the sailaway!
Don't Miss: Do your homework! The town is small but the time at port is short.
Pros: Alaska! The food, the activities, champagne breakfast on the balcony
Cons: Smoking is allowed in casino and many outside areas.