Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Cruisen Alaska on the Golden Princess

Sail Date: May 22, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship was lovely, big and if you choose to walk up flights of stairs vs taking the elevator, it is a good exercise. We chose to eat every meal at the wonderful buffet. And the ship did not skimp at all in any of it. The meals were fresh and tasty and very pleasing to the eye, and it was on the 14th deck. Way up there.

Pros: We enjoyed so many things on the ship but the best is the veiw you will see is through your camera lens

Cons: We did not bring enough money to shop at the wonderful duty free jewelry stores that prevailed in each town. We so wanted to buy, but we did not plan for it, nor know Diamonds International or Tanzanite international even existed

Recommends Golden Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
Our state room was bigger than we thought it would be, and our steward Hector was fantastic. He was funny and very courteous and respectful. He told us, if we came to the room and there was a privacy card in the door slot, he was using our bathroom. We laughed at that.
Food and Dining
The view in the buffet or horizon dining room was spectacular. We could see so much and since the tables were big many times we shared our table with others. We were suppose to be in another dining room for fixed time, but we chose not to do that. You can eat outside, inside, take your food to your room, anything goes.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had an inside cabin and since there was no window, we frequently slept in until 830 am. Of course we were shocked because we are early risers, but the ship is so quiet at night, and the princess channel that shows where we are heading,on the tv, has the sweetest music to listen to, and like babies we fell fast to sleep every night and woke up refreshed and ready to go, to the buffet of course
Service and Staff
we met so many young people ( in their 20's) from Jamaica, Philippines, Serbia, England, Russia, etc. To listen to their accent and what they did in their country made us excited to know there are a huge group of people learning life on a ship and that each country should be happy to get them back to work in many different industries
Entertainment
The shows were great, and we got the pleasure of meeting the Maitre D and the executive chef. They put on a cooking show and took us in one of the kitchens, We bought their cook book and each autographed it. We saw 2 guys do ice sculpting with 300 pound blocks of ice. And we watched the latest movies in the princess theater. They had beginning ball room dancing, art shows and a constant live band, playing Italian music, big band, and other genres
Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier is a must see, just wish we could have stayed for a few hours
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier
Ketchikan, Alaska
This town is so quaint and is different from the others. We did not go on an excursion, but just walked into town for a couple miles.
Don't Miss: The salmon shop to order yours to send to home or others. They have the best around
Victoria, British Columbia
We got in at 1930, it was cold raining and Buchard Gardens were 18 miles away. Just not enough time. It is a waste of a stop. And other cruisers on different ships said the same to us
Don't Miss: Not sure, we did not get off the ship
Skagway, Alaska
The 15 mile bike ride from the White Yukon pass is a must do, and the train trip
Don't Miss: Bike ride, train ride


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