Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

A great week trip.

Sail Date: June 28, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Nice ship. Rooms were bigger then we thought. We had a good oceanview room. Ship was nicely kept. Entertainment was pretty good. Ports were good. Wished we had more time in Ketchikan, AK. I thought the shore excursions through princess was a little on the high side price wise for what you got. The trip through Tracy Arm was amazing!

Pros: Great room service, good dinning room food

Cons: Specialty restaurant service was poor, public restrooms on ship for ladies were at times out of service and not maintained well.

Recommends Golden Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
Service and Staff
Staff was great until the last night of the cruise. Housekeeping was excellent. Lack of care showed on the last night as there were food left about on the dining room and staff was busy cleaning up rather than concentrating on service.
Good entertainment. Was pretty good variety for all groups.
Food and Dining
Stick to the dinning room dinning for all meals. Good food and staff. Buffet was pretty good. The specialty restaurant Sabatini's was good until the main course came. The main course, lobster tails was so salty it was unbearable. When we made staff aware, the service was poor from then on. Their attitude changed and service was non-existent. Disappointing especially after paying an extra $20 per person for a meal.
Cabin / Stateroom
Comfortable and cleaned at least two times daily.
Victoria, British Columbia
The inner harbor area is nice. Make sure you visit the Butchart Gardens. Very nice.
Don't Miss: Butchart Gardens
Skagway, Alaska
The hiking in the area is great.
Don't Miss: hiking in the area
Ketchikan, Alaska
The shops near the creek. Pretty scenic and not as commercialized like the other two ports.
Don't Miss: Visting the shops near the creek
Juneau, Alaska
The Mendenhall Glacier. Take the transportation to the glacier just off the port. That way you are not dependent on the strict time frame through the Princess shore excursion. Also a lot cheaper.

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