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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 48

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Grand Princess

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

Sail date: May 26, 2019

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C315

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It would have been absolutely perfect except for the nauseating smell on debarkation. Our head waiter, Allan, was wonderful! He gave everyone special attention, was very professional while being friendly and accessible. His assistant remembered our special requests and “ favorites”. Every service person was professional and friendly. The performers were talented and entertaining. Service was exceptional everywhere on the ship. We hope to cruise on the Grand Princess again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was delicious and lots of choices

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Something fun for everyone, lots of choices. We loved the art auctions!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Lots of talented performers

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was diligent and attentive. Service was impeccable. We felt special every day.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship is beautiful and the common areas were clean and inviting, with one exception. On departure day, as we were en route to our waiting area, a service person came onto our deck dragging an open large bag that emitted an extremely noxious odor that made me and everyone around us very upset and feeling like vomiting. Never experienced anything so horrible. I had to stop walking to put some distance between me and the person dragging the foul smelling bag. That one terrible experience has left me with an unpleasant memory of our otherwise wonderful vacation.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable, kept spotless and neat by Edwin.

Ship tip

Don’t stay in your cabin. Get out and have fun!

Ports of call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Leave plenty of time to get to the ship.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
We took the crab boat excursion, it was fabulous! The stories were gripping! We saw many soaring eagles and examples of crab fishing. Very interesting and fun.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We had the mushers camp experience with the dogs. So wonderful, especially for a dog lover like me! We pet the musher dogs and cuddled the puppies, and learned a lot about the dogs.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Small but interesting port. No formal excursion for us but others enjoyed the train ride. We loved walking around town.

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5
Amazing view of the glacier. We had the balcony breakfast experience which was recommended by our head waiter, Allen, who arranged the details. It was so special! The food was scrumptious and the view was breathtaking!

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
We took a bus tour of beautiful Victoria and enjoyed the info the driver shared.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
It was marred by the disgusting, sickening odor which was introduced to our area by a service person dragging a large open bag behind him upsetting everyone in the area by the awful stench coming from the open bag.
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