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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Grand Princess

10 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Tracy Arm Fjord (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 15, 2018

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: C526

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

There were 20 of us on this cruise. It was nice to have extra sea days because we left from SF. It was cool to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge. The ship is clean and did not seemed worn. The staff was great and the cruise director and his staff was probably the best that I have encountered on any cruises. We had traditional dining and early seating. I would definite cruise Alaska again

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had stayed in SF for a few days before and we arrived at the port at about 12 noon. We took an Uber and it was very easy. No waiting at all. We were on the boat in about 20 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had the drink package because of the sip and sail promotion. The drinks were good and not watered down. The coffee at the international cafe was the best. The food in the main dining room was okay. I wish there was more variety.

International Cafe

5 out of 5

At times slow but the coffee was the best

Da Vinci (Main Dining Room)

5 out of 5

We had traditional dining and early seating. We had three tables among us and out waiters Rommel and Jonelle were great.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots of activities to do during the day. The cruise directors were hilariuos especially Matt, Theo and Kat. The pools are heated and the fitness centers were crowded only on the first two days. The classes were also not full. The fitness instructors were Wesley and Tatiana both very good.

Photo Gallery

4 out of 5

The photographers were very helpful and nice. The only problem was there was some confusion about the inclusive photo package but the staff was very helpful.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The magician was the best. The comedian was good and we had seen him before on other ships. The danvers and princess were superb as usual.

Movies Under The Stars

4 out of 5

Even thought it was cold, the venue was nice and they did provide blankets.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I thought the service from everyone was top notch. Every one was helpful and always had a smile.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

On the cruise from SF, I would recommend the port side of the ship for a room

Ports of call

San Francisco, California

4 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Do the Island Wings tour to the Fjords with Michele. We were there from 7-2pm.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We did a helicopter ride to the Glacier. Definitely a must. We also did the Visitor center but some of the hike trails were flooded. The foodie tour was also good.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Do the White pass tour and bus tour with Chilkoot tours. Ann was the best tour guide

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
Not enough time at the port. Nice to walk around town. We did not do a tour here

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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