Alaskan Cruise - Golden Princess

Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 11, 2012
Ship: Golden Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Enjoyed our excursions tremendously. While pricey, they were very good and fun options in the locations we visited.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was friendly and always tried to help people and please as many as possible.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was well kept and maintained by Cruise staff.

Pros: The destinations

Cons: The amount of time in Ketchikan and Victoria

Recommends Golden Princess? Yes!

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