Our first cruise - delightul!

Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Anchorage)
Sail Date: May 17, 2010
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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!


3 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a perfect location close to the elevator (helped me keep from getting lost!). It was beautiful, and very clean.
3 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Great fun doing the zip line!
5 out of 5
We took the White Pass train ride - excellent!

Pros: The dining experience

Cons: The "shopping" program

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

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