Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

Our first cruise - delightul!

Sail Date: May 17, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

As our first cruise, we were very impressed. We so enjoyed our balcony room - there was so much to see. The wait staff was wonderful, both in our room and the dining room. Everyone on board was so helpful when we had questions.

Pros: The dining experience

Cons: The "shopping" program

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
We had a perfect location close to the elevator (helped me keep from getting lost!). It was beautiful, and very clean.
I was disappointed in the shopping show. I expected them to talk about what was available in each port, where to find original AK art, etc., but it was just one big advertisement for the jewelery stores.
Food and Dining
I was blown away by the amount of choices, the presentation of the dinners, and the quality of the food. The portions were just right!
Ship Quality
The ship was VERY clean and beautifully decorated - it was hard to tell if we were on a ship or in a five-star hotel!
Service and Staff
How could they have been better? They responded quickly to our every want or need. Our waiters in the dining room were excellent, very personable.
Juneau, Alaska
Great fun doing the zip line!
Ketchikan, Alaska
Enjoyed just walking around the town. We went to the lumberjack show, it was entertaining.
Don't Miss: The gentleman who had the rescued birds - very interesting and was able to see an eagle, a red-tailed hawk, and a screach owl up close.
Skagway, Alaska
We took the White Pass train ride - excellent!

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