Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

excellent Cruise

Sail Date: August 08, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Golden Princess is a large ship . The balcony cabins are a must when you travel to Alaska, The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is wonderful from the buffet to the diiners. You are assigned a dining time and a a table If you don't like the time or the table, All you have to do is make a reservation and you can go any time from 5 to 10. We loved it. Even if you don't make a reservation, you can just show up. We did that once and just had to wait for 5 minutes to get seated.

Pros: Princess treats you like royalty. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Food is terrific and entrtainment is awesome

Cons: Some of the Alaskan town that are visited are no more than tourist traps.

Recommends Golden Princess? Yes!

Food and Dining
The food was excellent. The buffet was ok , but still good.
Service and Staff
Very friendly. Occasionally you would get a waiter who didn't smile
Always something to do. From Lectures to tea in the afternoon. Great shows and music in the evening
Ship Quality
The golden Princess is a large ship. It hold 300o passengers and 1200 crew members. It has everything you need for a week away. 4 pools, 3 dining rooms 2 optional restaurants and a health spa. Numerous bars and a large theatre.
Cabin / Stateroom
We stayed in a balcony and I highly recommend it for Alaskan travel
Juneau, Alaska
DOn't waste your time or money visiting the Salmon Bake. It was not worth the money. You will have plenty of salmon on the ship.
Skagway, Alaska
The white pass railroad trip to the summit is great. The trip is long over 3 hours round trip. You can book this trip yourself and save 35 dollars by contacting the White pass railroad directly, they have a webpage
Ketchikan, Alaska
This is a tourist trap. There are more jewelry stores in this town than any where else.

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