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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Grand Princess

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

Sail Date: May 06, 2018

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: C201

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review Summary

I loved the cruise, especially Glacier Bay. The whole cruise was marred by my dining experience. Since we can't eat in dining rooms until after 8pm we missed the shows we really wanted to attend. The food in Horizon sucks. Meats are overcooked and selections are poor. I had to eat breakfast and lunch in Horizon since i was assigned anytime dinning even though I requested 1st seating. I was shooed away by the MaitreD of Boticelli and Da Vinci because I was assigned anytime dinning. This was not my first cruise but the first with Princess line. I was never treated as a second class diner on my other cruises. Anytime dinning means I choose the time to eat but not only after 8pm and definitely not qualified to have sit down breakfast and lunch. I do not enjoy buffet dinning at all.


2 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship Tip

Insist on set dining schedule. Anytime dining means you eat last and not allowed in dining rooms until after 8pm

Ports Of Call

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

2 out of 5
need more time to explore this beautiful city


5 out of 5
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