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Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Southbound (Anchorage To Vancouver)
Sail Date: July 13, 2016
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E517
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We are not fond of cruising, but we have no complaints about the Island Princess with 2200 passengers.  It was redecorated May 2015 and was very well kept and clean. The food was fantastic- such variety with an abundance of fruit, veggies, meats, fresh breads and desserts to gain 6 pounds on!  The crew of 900 were attentive and friendly.

We were up close to only one glacier, which calved into the sea...Margery Glacier was very beautiful.  We took the train and bus combo through Frontier Tours in Skagway, which we would highly recommend. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was larger than we expected. If we had the choice again, we would chose a room closer to the front of the ship to make it handier to the elevators for dining and the theater. The buffet dining and 2 nice pool areas with reclining deck chairs were on the 14th deck.

Ship Tip

Traveling Northbound could be even better than Southbound because your cruise would end with the tall mountains and glaciers. Ketchikan was our least favorite excursion. However there is a natural fish ladder, close to the Lumberjack Show, where salmon are going up stream in July and August.

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