Great Excursions.....Ship could use some updates

Grand Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall Rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Grand Princess

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

Sail Date: June 27, 2017

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: B537

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

This was only my 2nd cruise and it was very different from the Caribbean. The clientele was older and that probably made the activities what they were. I would love to stay longer in Victoria next time, but all in all, a really nice and relaxing experience. The other part that I liked was the tour of Glacier Bay. To see that is amazing.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth and easy. Luggage got to the stateroom very quickly.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
For the most part, the food was very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
There need to be way more and differing opportunities for activities. Kind of routine and boring.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Entertainment was solid. Enjoyed the shows and music especially

Children's Programs

No children for us on this trip.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very good. They took care of us well

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was very clean. There were just not that many differences in the different bars and areas. No piano bar or anything like that.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was good. This was the first time that I had an interior stateroom. I knew going in that they were small, but I underestimated how small. The room itself was clean and comfortable. Wish the bathroom was a little larger.

Ports Of Call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
San Francisco has plenty to do. Lots of fun.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Whale watching was awesome. I would like to see more of the real Juneau instead of all of the jewelry shops.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Train ride was phenomenal. Definitely a must to go up to White Pass.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Probably would have picked a different excursion if given the chance. The eagles and totem boat ride was nice, but the "captain" is a very opinionated man who shouldn't use the boat as a soap box about welfare and drinking soda.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Not nearly enough time here. Only 5 hours and it took a while to get to the Gardens, which are amazing

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Relatively smooth. One piece of our luggage got misplaced, but other than that good.
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