Alaska

Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

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 24, 2017

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E230

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Very nice ship, clean and all staff very friendly.  Our cabin Steward, Jojan, was awesome!  Excursions were great, especially the seaplane to the Lodge.  We did have a few times when at sea that the activities were not really our type of event so spent time at a bar or in the cabin. Definitely recommend Balcony rooms for the Alaska cruise, you see a lot of glaciers and marine life right off your own balcony and do not have to run topside when something is spotted.  We enjoyed Mark the Marine Life naturalist.  There were a few areas of food waste that could be addressed by the cruise line.  Baskets of bread for a small table just goes to waste.  Ask first if people want the bread before you bring it. Unless you are a heavy drinker everyday, the drink package is not advised.  Very expensive unless you drink at least 8-9 per day.  Overall, we had a great time and are looking for our next destination.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Shower is a bit tight for larger people but it had great water pressure and hot water. Stateroom was very clean and set up was great. Balcony was worth the extra money.

Ship tip

Eat in the dining room vs the buffet. Buffet times are nice but seating is overcrowded. Food in dining room was much better. Filet in the Bayou Café was the best! Pay little extra for the balcony. Recommend the Seaplane excursion in Juneau, Lodge is great to see. Unlimited bar for heavy drinkers.

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

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

3 out of 5
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