Our first cruise was terrific!!

Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Island Princess

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

Sail date: July 26, 2017

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A321

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Our first cruise, I was very skeptical, I didn't want to leave the ship. Food was bountiful and great, mush to do, and Alaska is amazing!!! We participated in many activities, never felt bored. The naturalist on board was excellent, very down to earth, who really seemed to enjoy teaching us.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
very efficient, suitcases were at our door, as was our steward

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great, but we were disappointed with Sabatini's, the Italian restaurant on board. We had made our own reservations and were given a gift for a second dinner by American. We did not go back a second night.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
nature talks, evening shows, art auction, bingo, fitness center

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Every show was enjoyable, very talented singers and dancers. The comedian was very funny, we were howling.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very attentive, friendly, responsive

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
very clean only fault I found was the small fitness center with no windows

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
appears bigger than it is, very clean, very functional

Ship tip

definitely get a room with a balcony

Ports of call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

4 out of 5
stayed in Anchorage the night before

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
the train ride on the Yukon railway was excellent, but bring food, although lunch was served on the train it is a long day.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier - amazing

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
loved Ketchikan, went with Wild Wolf Tours through American Airlines Vacation to see rain forest, and totem Bight Park, superb tour guide

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
no excursions, stayed two nights, lots to do with great restaurants

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We walked off the ship with our own luggage at 7:30, literally the second in line to disembark...very fast!! Global entry very helpful
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