Absolutely beautiful!

Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 22, 2010
Ship: Golden Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago

The ship is beautiful. However, there were a few minor issues:
The size of the main theater is a little on the small side. I really feel Carnival has nailed this on their ships. Their theater is much larger and accommodates families with booths.
The buffet is chaos. Luckily, I'm a dining room kind of a girl, but when you're with family that prefers the buffet, it's difficult to find seating and the buffet set-up is very disorganized. Carnival has also mastered this. They have a single buffet that leads you in and straight to the drinks station. The buffet is mirrored on both sides and there's always a place to sit. Love that!
I wouldn't mind a few more on-board activities.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food, but I do prefer Carnival food over Princess.


3 out of 5
Could use some more activities. Carnival is a good reference.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My family was turned away at dinner for not dressing appropriately. Carnival has never enforced this. If they paid they way on the ship, they should be able to eat wherever they want regardless of how they're dressed.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
See above

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had bunk beds folded up on both sides of our cabin and my boyfriend and I both hit our shoulders and heads on them several times getting out of bed. :(
3 out of 5
We took a bus tour. It was a little late when we arrived (7:30pm) and it was rainy and cold. The bus tour took us through the city, but we didn't get to walk around. It looked great. I would love to go back and stay for a day or two.
Don't Miss: Downtown and Mt. Tolmie
5 out of 5
We went zip-lining. It was beautiful. We wish would have taken the train as well, but it was very costly.
Don't Miss: Probably the train ride
5 out of 5
Great time! We did the $27 city tour that was offered off the ship. The tour guide recommended a restaurant called The Hangar and we loved it. My boyfriend also bought a diamond at Diamonds International. Great customer service!
Don't Miss: Mendenhall glacier
5 out of 5
Very sweet city. The town is great. Creek Street was fun and the little tram ride is nice.
Don't Miss: Creek Street

Pros: The scenery

Recommends Golden Princess? Yes!

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