Vancouver to Alaska - May 2016
We were lucky to have incredible weather at our three Alaska port visits. Blue skies and warm allowed us to enjoy our excursions and shopping without foul-weather gear. The smaller ship size (2000 passengers) allows for a more personal experience without long lines and crowding. Being an Alaskan cruise it is colder, so layong by the pool in your Speedo is very questionable. The food was fantastic and we had fun in the casino. The only downside would be the constant selling of photos, drinks and other items. You wamt to relax, but the push was exhausting. Offer one free shipboard photo and move on. Otherwise, we had a great time on the Island Princess and then we continued onto the 5-day land tour to Denali and Fairbanks.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
We used early seating at 5:15 to avoid the later rush. Had great seating partners and wait staff (Edmund and Edwin). Take your own glass of wine to dinner to save a little.