Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

This is THE cruise you want

Sail Date: July 14, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was wonderful. Lots of venues with music and excellent musicians. The ship never felt too big nor too small.....just right.

Pros: Staff friendliness, Entertainment, Food

Cons: Language barrier with some cabin stewards

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
Always clean
Food and Dining
Incredible service in the main dining area (actually all dining areas). Wide variety of food and servers willing to do anything they can to accomodate you.
Cabin / Stateroom
Hard to rate this the highest given the size of all rooms (except suites) on all ships. The rooms were comfortable and laid out very well.
Service and Staff
OHMYGOSH....the absolute best. I've been on many cruises and the staff of Princess Cruises, especially this ship, is top notch. You'll never find better, I promise. This holds true across the board across all staff. Kudos to everyone!!
WIDE variety of venues. The singers and dancers were absolutely wonderful. Classical, Jazz, DJ, dancing, etc., they have it. The entertainment in the Princess Theater was absolutely top notch.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Do yourself a favor and go to the Salmon Bake. It does not cost a lot of money, but besides having a fantastic meal, you get a busride to see the town (to get there) and once there, there are trails and a waterfall.
Skagway, Alaska
It is a nice, quaint town. It is small and you can easily walk it all and even walk out of the mainstream to really see the town. Very nice.

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