Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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3 out of 5

Island Princess

Sail Date: July 20, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

It's a decent floating hotel.

Pros: Well coordinated

Cons: The constant push for up-sell during the cruise to make us buy additional products/services

Recommends Island Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The insistence on formal wear was tiresome/irksome. Food choices were ok - not bad, not great.
Cabin / Stateroom
The notion of the 4th pulldown bed in the mini suite is a joke. That bed was very hard and not comfortable at all; Not sure anyone over 10 years can use that bed effectively.
Entertainment
Decent set of activities for teenagers, especially those that like to interact with digital/video interfaces; Not good for young adults anyone over 18; Overall the average age on the ship appeared to be 50+; Hence not much by way of activties.
Children's Programs
Good activities for teenagers.
Service and Staff
No complaints - good service.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We did teh Zipline activity - Must do for all ages.
Don't Miss: Zipline
Juneau, Alaska
CAUTION - This place boasts of liquid sunshine - They get a lot of rain. We enjoyed the raft trip, the only downside was the cold rain.
Skagway, Alaska
Did the jeep drive and bicycle ride. The bicycle ride was a joke - most of it was downhill. Saw a bear crossing the road on the jeep ride!


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