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Golden Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Golden Princess

10 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 09, 2015

Ship: Golden Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D220

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

What was good.
The ports of call, the tours and the weather.
The weather was perfect at every port.
Juneau was raining in town, but NOT on the glacier where we were.  Skagway and Ketchikan was overcast, Victoria started off with a light mist and cleared by the time we were outside at the Sunken Garden.

What was Bad.
The service in the main dining rooms is UNTRAINED!  Except for ONE young lady (Anna from the Ukraine) orders were taken around the table.  Should be Ladies first.  Servers Consistently reached across in front of one guest to serve another.  Food was served from both sides.  Empty dishes were picked up the same.  Doesn't ANYONE Serve from the Right & Pick up from the Left anymore?  The wine cellar was out of numerous items on the list.  My wife never got her first choice wine.

What was Ugly.
NOTHING save AIR is included in the fare.  A 1/2 letter bottle of water is $2.00, as are sodas.  Wine is about double the retail cost.  GRATUITIES are Not Gratuitous, they are added to your account daily.  (For your convenience)  My dinner the first night was the Chef’s Award Winning Recipe of Pan Seared Salmon on a bed of Root Vegetables.  The salmon was WAY Passed done.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our Cabin attendant was Outstanding. Always friendly and happy to serve in any way she could.

Ports of call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
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