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


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
2 Night Pacific Coastal Southbound (Vancouver To San Francisco)
Sail Date: September 23, 2013
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Way too salty and poorly cooked

Onboard Activities

perfect pool

Entertainment

5 out of 5
enjoyed the entertainment.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
not applicable

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
rock hard beds and so tiny

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
Check out Granville Island.
5 out of 5
If you have kids, the Exploratorium is on the warf.
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