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Island Princess Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Island Princess

6 Night Pacific Wine Country (Vancouver To Los Angeles)

Sail date: September 16, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E624

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We took this cruise to gain familiarity with ship prior to planned world cruise aboard in 2021. We were pleased.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Waited for 2 hours for booked wheelchair assistance. AFTER having to walk from d/o area to terminal..one level up and probably 500 yards. Waited in cold terminal on hard chairs no bathrooms close. Response to all was.." Yeah, sorry. If you need a wheelchair to board the best thing to do is bring your own."

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lotus Pool. Manicure at Spa. Training with Personal Trainer Aleksandar Stankovic in Fitness Center was highlight of cruise. He is so good, we would happily pay double fare just to be aboard ship on which he is aboard.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Musicians in atrium were wonderful.

Children's Programs

No kids with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Glenn Andrade provided excellent, attentive, cheerful service as steward.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Fine

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Quite comfortable. Functional layout and furnishings. Big balcony. Windows and doors and windwall glass is getting old and uncleanable. TV and programming was really clunky and poor quality. This is in comparison to Royal Princess, however. Internet was fast and reliable.

Ship tip

Pack your own preferred shower products.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Capilano Bridge is grand.

Astoria, Oregon Did not visit port

Poor weather. Ship did not enter port.

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Chrissy Field is great. Views of bay activity, city, Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge close.

Santa Barbara, California Did not visit port

Did not go ashore. Live nearby.

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Functional no frills disembarkation point.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Clunky nonsense about having to use baggage drop service if using wheelchair assistance for disembarkation. Also, clearly BS explanation by guest services about this being a US Customs quirk at San Pedro. Really don't like being shined on or lied to. We ended up changing our group to independent walk off and were fine and treated especially kindly and professionally by terminal staff.

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Balcony Dinner
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