Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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4 out of 5


Sail Date: June 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We took an Alaskan cruise on the Island Princess. We are novice cruisers since this was our second cruise (the first was 28 years prior), so we do not plan on doing any comparisons. We can say, however, that our cruise was a truly wonderful experience. We especially liked the ability to choose anytime dining and received the same excellent service as those who chose specific dining times. We also were surprised that we were able to reserve a specific table at a specific time with a specific wait staff so that we could continue to dine with the super people we met at dinner one night. Our dinners were lengthy due to our own fault. Our wait staff were very patient with us and I think they also enjoyed the fun we were having. The food was excellent and the presentation was that of a fine restaurant. The entire ship staff made this cruise even better. They never failed to say hello and their smiling faces were inviting - made us feel welcomed and appreciated. We also can not say enough about the ship captain. He and his staff made our voyage even more memorable. During our cruise into glacier bay his ability to manuver the ship calmly and quietly was amazing. You would have thought we were floating on air. He made sure that everybody was given an opportunity to view all of what glacier bay had to offer.

Pros: Friendly, Professional Service

Cons: It ended too quickly.

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

Ketchikan, Alaska
Too many jewery stores!!!!!!! Would like to have seen more locally made crafts. Much of the souvenirs were made in China.
Skagway, Alaska
Too many jewery stores!!!!!!! Would like to have seen more locally made crafts. Much of the souvenirs were made in China.
Don't Miss: Anybody who goes to Alaska must take the helicopter tour to the glaciers as we did in Skagway. It was spectacular.
Juneau, Alaska

Don't Miss: Visit the capital building and sign the governor's guest book.

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