Island Princess Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Relax and let the Captain steer

Sail Date: September 23, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Good points. Wonderful view leaving Vancouver and all the way to sunset near Victoria.  Equally awesome view coming in under the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco.  Our stateroom steward was very friendly and helpful.  Room service personnel were prompt and polite. The day at sea was nice, though very breezy,  and enjoyed a plunge in the Lotus Spa heated and covered pool.  Found some good bargains at a small sale for ladies clothing and a couple goodies for the grand children.  Not so good:  rock hard beds.  Had tried to request a kind, but got two twins.  Tiny bathroom. Horizon court food was mostly dreadful, too salty and just not appealing. Food at the 'any time dining' facility was also not so good,   Limited choices and no options, difficult to get reservation before 7:45pm, which is very late to have an evening meal for us, hard to get a table for 2, and all things combined kinda ruined the evening. There was a storm at sea the first night and the ship rocked quite a bit. Was fun in the pool the nest day, not so much fun almost falling out of bed that night. I would try this particular cruise again, just probably not on this ship.  Very dissapointed as previous Princess Cruises were just wonderful.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Way too salty and poorly cooked
Cabin / Stateroom
rock hard beds and so tiny
Service and Staff
enjoyed the entertainment.
Children's Programs
not applicable
Onboard Activities perfect pool
Destinations and Excursions
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Check out Granville Island.
San Francisco, California
If you have kids, the Exploratorium is on the warf.


Lotus Spa pool area was the best for this situation because of the harsh cold wind in other places.

Was this review helpful? 4

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top