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5 out of 5

Great time on the 3 night Pacific Coastal Golden Princess by dmmt3007

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My husband and I enjoyed all the trivia games and the court case game. We usually go to your room during the day but all the games kept us entertained from breakfast to the evening. A job well done Golden Princess staff.

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4.5 out of 5

Amazing, breathtaking by diannegray78

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Our room attendant Saman was truly awesome, like to give him a shoutout for a job well done. The food was great, people we met from all over the world and staff were all great. This was my first cruise and already planning my next cruise

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2.4 out of 5

Disappointing by sweetadrian

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Alaska is amazing and I encourage everyone to see the grandeur. Maybe choose a different cruise line

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4.8 out of 5

Too beautiful for words by Bobandtray

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We absolutely LOVED our trip! Alaska was stunningly beautiful!! The ship was older but well maintained. Staff was exceptional. Food well above par. We would recommend this trip (and have), and Princess Cruises! Good value!

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4.7 out of 5

Spectacular Glaciers by wbeukman

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Overall a good experience. The Princess website did not allow us to book transfers to Whittier and we ended up having to find our own way. The drinks package that I bought was apparently meant for Stateroom use only- I found that out on the last day: Rookie mistake

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3.8 out of 5

Good Inside Passage Trip by tjreddington

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Based on other passenger comments, food was below par but service good. We really enjoyed our time even with the weather being poor most of the whole trip. Overall very nice.

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4.9 out of 5

Awesome cruise to beatiful Alaska!! by suep44

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This was our first cruise and we had a wonderful experience. Only disappointed that there was not a free water and soda area for us that did not drink alcohol!! Great staff and entertainment.

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3.2 out of 5

not bad by mikeellis595

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could be better; could be better; could be better;

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4.4 out of 5

Awesome Alaska by lory465

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overall, the cruise was as expected. Young children activities were lacking. Not enough for the 7 -11 year olds. Food was above average, service with Renaldo in the anytime dining was excellent. Ran out of soft serve chocolate mid cruise. 8 yr old unhappy. Not enough healthy food choices for kids.

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4.6 out of 5

Perfect Alaskan Cruise by mdneedham

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Excellent cruise experience thanks to a great cruise line and the perfect weather we experienced!

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3.6 out of 5

First and probably last cruise by MGrube

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This was our first cruise. I have been very hesitant to take a cruise. I didn’t find the prospect of being on a huge ship with over 2000 other passengers very appealing. But several friends and family convinced us to give it a try, so we joined 4 other people on a 7-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver BC to Whittier AK. If this was any indication of what cruise vacations are like, it will be my first and last cruise.

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4.7 out of 5

2018 Alaska Cruise by depcor407

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First time on Princess cruise line. Will sail with again. Can’t wait to check out their other shops.

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4.7 out of 5

Our Australian Cruise Review! We has a wonderful experience visiting Sydney for a few days before the cruise and an additional day after. by mrandmrshall

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We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this cruise and would certainly take this trip again. The experience of engaging with others from anytime dining is always a plus when cruising, this was no exception. Our favorite Island was Lautoka 100%, a must visit by all.

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4 out of 5

Something just wasn't quite right by bumpercarr

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For the most part, the cruise went as expected.  However, it seemed from the moment we arrived on the ship that there was something not quite up to par with the staff.  I found the room stewards to be a surly lot, rarely smiling and it was difficult to even get a "good morning" out of them.  The bar staff (there were specific individuals that were great) seemed to wander around the bar/deck/casino aimlessly, rarely stopping and asking if you needed anything.  The food was mediocre in the dining room, the pizza was wonderful, the food at the buffet was barely edible most of the time.

As far as our ports went, Hawaii was very nice, Papeete was a major disappointment, Bora Bora would have been a disappointment had it not been for the wonderful tour that we booked (not Princess), Pago Pago was also a disappointment.  All of our stops in New Zealand were wonderful, it was a shame that we missed Akaroa as we were really looking forward to it.  The scenic cruising was beautiful, the onboard ranger very informative.  Sydney is a beautiful city, clean and safe, we just did the hop on hop off bus and the Sunday market in The Rocks since we only had one day there.

Huge kudos to the public area cleaning staff.  This ship was by far the cleanest ship that I've ever been on.  I expected that the facilities would degrade as the passengers were onboard for so many sea days.  Every day, the ship fairly sparkled.

Overall, I’d give this cruise a 3 ½....not terribly bad, but not as good as other Princess cruises that we have enjoyed.

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2 out of 5

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by ChefChris

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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.    

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2 out of 5

High pressure sales on board by barbaraandlarry

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We were really looking forward to this cruise. The food was just so so and service for the most part was good. The deserts were inedible in our opinion. There are only so may bingo, what is this, guess what movie this is from activities that you want to do in a 10 day period. The shows were good and one comic was great. The ports visited were high pressure sales owned or on commission with the cruise ship. I didn't go to Alaska to by jewelry. I went to see the quaint towns and the scenery. The tour I booked for my husband (halibut fishing) was a rip off. After getting his license the skipper of the boat said they could only keep one and it had to be under so many inches or bigger than so many inches. He caught three 1 ponders and wasn't allowed to keep any. One of the people on the boat caught a big one that my husband guessed to be 280 pounds was let loose. Bummer.... I won't be going an another cruise again if this is what they are like now. This was my first Princess cruise. We've been on Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Royal was by far the best.

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5 out of 5

The wonders of Alaska as seen on Princess Cruises by ratnamunshi

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The cruise departed from San Francisco, our home and so it was very convenient to get to the port. The first couple of days were a little rocky but after that it was smooth sailing. The food was great and so was the service. We celebrated 2 birthdays and the cakes were amazingly cute with the princess logo. Overall, the entertainment variety was unique. We enjoyed all the excursions at the different ports and felt we had enough time after for shopping also. I would definitely recommend this cruise.

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3 out of 5

Promises not kept by rustifry

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Princess Cruises promised one thing in their advertisement and delivered another.  We were not given the upgrade offered nor the onboard credit advertised, $300 per person ($100 for me only), Military credit $100 ($50 only for my son).  Mia with the pursers office did her best to resolve the matter, but to no avail.  The reason given by Princess, I booked through Cruises Only.  Therefore I will no longer be using Cruises Only or Princess.

The onboard and shore crews were very helpful.

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5 out of 5

10 Day Alaskan Cruise by rhonehb

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As always, Princess Cruise Lines is fantastic.  From the Embarkation to the Disembarkation, flawless.  The Princess staff are wonderful, welcoming and make you feel so welcome at all times.  We loved the choices of excursions were also fantastic. 

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4 out of 5

Not sure what this means by janardi

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If I'm supposed to comment on my overall opinion of the cruise, I'm giving it a good rating. The weather however was not what I expected of Alaska. Pretty warm and there was not much in the way of ice and snow in the Tracy Arm Fjord.

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