Princess Alaska Cruise
Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: May 23, 2009
Ship: Golden Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryWe sailed the Golden Princess on a recent Alaska cruise. The ship is the second largest in the fleet and is quite beautiful. The pools were very popular, as was the spa. There were lots of onboard activities with the staff. The crew was to a person great! Everyone was very friendly, happy and efficient. The boarding process and disembarkation went very smoothly and quickly for a 2600 passenger ship.
We were a bit disappointed in the port of call schedule, and should have checked those times more closely before booking our cruise. We enjoyed the zip line excursion in Juneau and hoped to do the one in Ketchikan again. However, our Ketchikan stop started very early in the morning and we sailed again by 11:30 am - so there wasn't sufficient time for that activity. The day was perfect and we would have liked to have a full day in that little city.
The port call for Victoria, Canada, was to have been from 7:00-11:00 pm, which did not seem like good shore timing. However, due to seas that were to rough for that size ship to dock, we missed that port all together.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: The zip line excursion is great!
Don't Miss: On previous cxruises we have very much enjoyed the zip line excursion - it's the best!
Pros: The ship was beautiful and the crew was outstanding!
Cons: One port call was too short and not at the right time of day for the excursion we wanted, and we totally missed a second port of call due to sea conditions.