Vancouver to Alaska - May 2016

Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Island Princess

7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Anchorage)

Sail date: May 11, 2016

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: B203

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

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. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
65 and up cruise. Only saw 6 kids the entire time! Yeah!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lots of extra room without a balcony. It was too cold to use the balcony anyways. We went to the bow deck just outside our corridor to the front (bow) for viewing.

Ship tip

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.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

3 out of 5
Whale life was almost non-existent during our May visit. Glaciers were beautiful.

Cruise College Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
Watch the late movie on the Lido Deck when your pulling in. We saw thw latest Star Wars (7) and it was still light at midnight.
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