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Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 26, 2014
Ship: Golden Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: E717
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Loved Alaska-it's beautiful.  You must go!

Shore excursions for wheelchairs were super easy to book and set up.

Accessible room was nice but shower bench is TOO SMALL and so is the toilet.

Kids area on the ship was not accessible-door too narrow.

No lifts on the pools/hot tubs.

Room steward was great.

Engineer had to come lubricate my wheels on wheelchair after being in rain--Princess was great about working with me on this.

Princess tracked down my lost luggage (from airline) and was great about that.

Food was unremarkable and bland.

I don't recommend a room in the aft part of the ship--you get vibration from the engines when slowing down.

Liked having the coin laundry area. 

Stewards for helping wheelchair users on and off ship were great.

Ketchikan and Victoria ports were not long enough!  Would have loved more time in these ports.

Juneau whale watching was my son's favorite.

Skagway 40 below, dog sled, gold pan was also a hit.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was unremarkable

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bench and toilet were too small. Shampoo and conditioner were not usable from bend--awkward set up.

Ship Tip

We stuck to Lido deck for food--it was just easier with a kid.

5 out of 5
Space needle and pacific science museum were a hit with my child. We will be back--so much to see!
5 out of 5
Whale watching was a hit with my child
5 out of 5
Learning about the Iditarod was family friendly.

Cruise Glacier Bay

3 out of 5
I couldn't always hear speaker system
5 out of 5
Not in port long enough--love this quaint town.
5 out of 5
Not in port long enough--would have like to be there early for more light in Butchart Gardens.
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