Amazing Alaska!

Island Princess Cruise Review to Alaska

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

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Island Princess

14 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Grand Adventure (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 19, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: B411

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Wonderful ship with great staff; very friendly and helpful. Most experiences were great onboard and in the ports. The exception was Sabatini’s. Our anniversary dinner on 06/21 was disappointing (slow service and disappointing food for some of the courses) as well as the lunch we had later in the cruise (speciality pizzas). The pizza from the pizza bar was better!

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Most were wonderful, with the exception of Sabatini’s; had two less than superb experiences during the week (one was our anniversary dinner).

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots of fun trivia and great comedian. Also enjoyed some of the guest educational speakers.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Great

Children's Programs

Do not have children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent. We had great wait staff at most meals (traditional dining- Roberto) and an amazing cabin steward (Maricel).

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Good. Yes.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice and comfortable if compact. Tiny shower, but everything we needed was available.

Ship tip

Afternoon tea is amazing!

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Great. This is where we embarked and we arrived the day before and had a chance to explore the city before boarding the ship. Vancouver is beautiful!

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

4 out of 5
Walked into town along the well-maintained sidewalks overlooking the water. Stopped by Icy Strait Brewing for a beer and tried the salmon cakes, which were both delicious! Charming town. Definitely worth the stroll into town to see some of the real Alaska.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Very nice. Did the excursion with the Salmon hatchery/Mendenhall glacier and salmon bake. Beautiful scenery, great food and fun/ interesting to see the salmon hatchery.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great. Yes. Did bus trip to White Pass and the Klondike Hwy. Gorgeous scenery and great commentary from our bus driver.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Absolutely Gorgeous scenery!

Cruise College Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5
More gorgeous Alaska scenery

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

4 out of 5
Nice port. Disembarked ship, then immediately boarded a bus to the airport. Would have liked to see more of the area.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
very smooth. Would have liked to have had time to explore the port (Whittier) a bit more.
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