Alaska Cruise

Grand Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Grand Princess

7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Southbound (Whittier To Vancouver)

Sail Date: July 11, 2015

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: E224

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

We chose a partial view stateroom that actually had good view over the lifeboat. Design of boat being symmetrical can be somewhat confusing which end you are at. Food was adequate, service at restaurants was great. Pastries unless the special of the night at the restaurant, not the buffet, were only adequate. The special dessert of the night was always good though and the special entree of the night. More help is needed at the customer service desk as lines tended to be long. Also resolving issues sometimes took talking with 3 employees. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main restaurant service was good. Buffet desserts not exceptional and food not always hot. Service at buffet also good. Hamburgers not, but pizza delightful in the special cafes.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Raffles and giveaways seemed complicated or not worth the effort


5 out of 5
Male singer was fabulous.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward exceptional, but room service staff confused.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean but bed should be replaced. It had a dip and was quite uncomfortable.

Ship Tip

Entertainment in the theatre arrive early but always good.

Ports Of Call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
Wow our captain did such a great job of getting up and close.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Wow again our captain did such a great job of getting up and close.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Park Ranger tour of the city is very informative. Yukon tour not impressive except for nice scenery.

Juneau, Alaska Did not visit port

Foggy so didn't do the tram but used shuttle to get to the glacier.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Take the public bus to the Totem Bight park and walk to the Totem Heritage center.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia Did not visit port

Pancake and breakfast places just around the corner.
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