Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: May 30, 2018

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A310

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Each day was better than the previous one. One Adventure after another! It was truly the trip of a lifetime. Would love to go back one day. Crew and staff were extremely attentive. Cruising Glacier Bay was my favorite day on board the ship. We opted to go on the sanctuary deck. What a wonderful experience


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

2 out of 5

Food was too salty and heavily seasoned. Not one out of four would return to the Bayou Cafe. Thankfully it was a free meal and did not come out of our pocket.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

We were on the sanctuary deck for Glacier Bay day. What an amazing sight it was to see from that Vantage Point. Even though we had our own balcony, I didn't want to be running back and forth from one side of the deck to the other in order to view both sides of the ship while cruising through the glacier. The staff was so attentive and just waited on you hand and foot. The hot chocolate kept coming and the blankets were always warm!

Photo Gallery

3 out of 5

We typically by many photos. However, the clarity and posing of the photos on the Island Princess were not something that we cared to purchase. Seems the photographers may need more experience.


5 out of 5

Princess Theater

5 out of 5

The seating in The Princess Theater was extremely comfortable. Always enough room for guests and completely enjoyed every show that we were there for

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Be prepared for a,GREAT adventure!

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia Did not visit port

We went from the airport to the pier. No time to sightsee.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
Whale watching was spectacular!

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Did Mendenhahl and more Whale watching. Whales were more active in icy strait.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Walked around. Rented a car and drove to the Yukon. Terrific day!

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska Did not visit port

Got on the train to go to Fort Wilderness Lodge. No time to spend in town.


5 out of 5
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