Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

Alaskan Cruise - Golden Princess

Sail Date: August 11, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

The ships interior seems to be dated and well used. Technology doesn't not match the expectations of cruising with Princess. Many options were not available on this ship that I've had with other cruise lines..(i.e. online billing review in cabin). DEFINITELY do not like two formal nights....way too much. Probably will not cruise on any line that has two formal nights. Loved the movies under the stars, but too much side noise when trying to listen to the movies.

Pros: The destinations

Cons: The amount of time in Ketchikan and Victoria

Recommends Golden Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
This ship is out dated and rather undramatic in most respects. the main atrium was small by most standards. The furniture is well used and needs enhancements for cushions etc. It was very clean but found it interesting that rails etc were being varnished while cruise is being done. Many people placed their hands in the varnish because they did not see the signs. Needs technology update as well for in room account review etc.
Food and Dining
Food was average to good. We did not attend on the 2 formal nights and so we probably missed the two better meals. Formal dining should be optional and not a requirement of eating in the main dining. We paid the same as others.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was well kept and maintained by Cruise staff.
Service and Staff
Staff was friendly and always tried to help people and please as many as possible.
Enjoyed our excursions tremendously. While pricey, they were very good and fun options in the locations we visited.

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