Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Poor food...every employee pushed jewelry sales on us.

Sail Date: June 23, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The food quality on the Golden Princess was horrible...everything was so fancied up it was either bland, overcooked, undercooked or just plain unappealing.. No ice under sliced meats, etc., in the buffet in Horizon Court. Deck areas were dirty with no waiters around to clean off high traffic tables. Employees hadn't had a day off in 6 weeks, and who could blame them for being tired and irritable; not their fault. Everywhere we went, even when disembarking, we were given coupons for jewelry sales; come to find out, the cruise lines own 98 percent of the jewelry stores in port. The scenery was absolutely fantastic. The excursions were way overpriced with not much to offer if you weren't into zip lines or river floats. This is my husband's second cruise on Princess; the one in 1995 he said was fabulous. I have cruised on Carnival once, and it was much better than the Princess. We will never cruise Princess lines again. Looking forward to either Disney or Celebrity cruises in the future...
Ship Quality
Not clean over all.
Food and Dining
Food was horrible
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
These kids were tired!! 6 weeks without a day off!!
Poor entertainment; 20 minute show with a magician...trivia games everywhere...boring1!
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Destinations were beautiful; excursions were overpriced for the experience.


Stay away from Princess. Norwegian, too. Try Celebrity or Disney.

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