14 days round trip from Vancouver..it was ok

Island Princess Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
Island Princess

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

Sail date: August 28, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D709

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I was expected a better experience with Princess than I experienced on other cruise lines and based on my past Princess cruise. This was not anything outstanding.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Princess does a good job with embarkation....very efficient and no lines. But...lots and lots of walking in between various steps of checking in and security checks. That in itself was exhausting. It was my conclusion that by spreading everything out they avoid people standing in lines for very long which I supposed reduces customer frustration but all the walking in circles was equally frustrating.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was not anything special. Burgers are good and hidden away in a small space above the buffet at Horizon Court. Buffet was repetitive. I expect that for breakfast but saw the same dishes several times at lunch and dinner. Did not find the food in the dining room to be enough better to compensate for the amount of time it takes to be served.

Horizon Court

3 out of 5

Repetitive offerings. Mostly some kind of meats and lots of starch. Very little cooked vegetables. Desserts were mostly not worth the calories. Wait staff generally did a great job trying to meet requests and most were friendly.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Nothing special

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Shows in Princess Theater were better than expected. On most cruises I leave during the show because they are so bad...this one I didn’t

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
My cabin steward was not the greatest but other staff were consistent with other cruises I have been on

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was clean and well maintained. Nothing is ever perfect. This was better than other ships I have been on. Moving about the ship was easy. Most decks ran completely through from one one end of the ship to another without interruption. Easy to find bars and restaurants. Easy to avoid the smoky casino...did not have to walk through on that floor.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Very efficient.
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