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Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: May 15, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

For my first cruise I was impressed! It’s amazing to me how they move so many people on and off this ship and stay in schedule. I enjoyed an experience where instead of me running from hotel to hotel my hotel travelled with me. I will definitely cruise again! I can see why Alaska is a different experience. There was already so much to see from the ship, i don think we were ever sailing where we couldn’t see an island, waterfall, glacier, lighthouse. Princess helped us to come back new and amazed.


5 out of 5
Super organized and easy!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We had good food. At times something was overlooked but most everything was good. We tried Sabitinis and it was good, but honestly the food in the main dining was just as good. Buffet was good but honestly only wen here for a few breakfasts.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
This is an older ship so no zip lines or go-carts. There wasn’t a lot going on past 10:00 pm and this was an older person cruise as most people were 15 to 20 years older than us. We’re in our late 40’s. However, this was not a big deal for ya at all. We enjoy talking with older folks and I was there to see Alaska not ride a go cart. Lol.


4 out of 5
The shows and performers were really great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We received great service most all the time.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I thought the ship looked good especially for it being an older ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

it’s not a floating Disneyland like I’ve heard about on other ships. But it is a classy and fun sailing experience!

Ports of call

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
My first look at a glacier!

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
By far the best most beautiful of the glacier viewing. Make sure you’d cruise is visiting Glacier bay.

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
Loved this little town, it’s relaxed feel. Do the White pass rail. Great food at Jewel Gardens and the Skagway Brewing company.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Most things to do. Wish we had more time in this port. Had a great salmon bake experience!

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Fun town! Would have liked more time here as well. Did a seaplane and crab feast here and both were amazing!

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Beautiful city! We stayed a few days here and went to Stanley Park and took a carriage ride. Went to Capilano suspension bridge which we really loved spent 3 hours there! We also visited Gastown and Granville island.


5 out of 5
Getting on and off the ship was easy and so well done! Princess did a great job!
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