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enjoyable first cruise ever! by kathybrichards

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Very much enjoyed our first cruise on Island Princess from LA to Ft Lauderdale. We were surprised by the variety of activities offered. Most enjoyable: night entertainment in the Princess Theatre (very professional), lectures on Canal history and other topics, our accessible stateroom which very nicely accommodated my husband's needs.

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Princess once again came through. by stu99842183

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

The ship is comfortable. The cruise had the right amount of stops. I wish they had a real Patisserie on board!

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We enjoyed an unbelievably scenic, sunny & warm September cruise thru our Voyage of the Glaciers. Lots of wildlife sightings too!!! by JojoHi

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Our Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise in early September was AWESOME!! Saw lots of wildlife & weather was sunny & dry. Bald eagles, Brown bears, Alaskan mountain goats, Sea Otters, Seals, Beluga Whales. If you want to see lots of glaciers as well, go on this cruise. You won't be disappointed!! ;-)

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Very interesting by tommerlo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruise went without a hitch. Everything is really well planned out.

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Amazing Glaciers by jilweidman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Overall a nice trip. The food was not the quality of other cruise ships we have been on. We had to send back a few meals. Also we got cold food that was supposed to be hot. The staff in the sit down dinning was not friendly some actually seemed angry or unhappy. The man that attended our room was excellent.

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Great first Cruise by AK261897

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Vinton Fernandes our steward was great. Service in the dining room needs improvement. Towels could have been nicer. This was our first cruise and Vinton made us want to come back.

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wonderful alaska cruise by bconaghan

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Overall good passenger experience. Dinner waiters, Head Waiter, Alvin Dela Cruz and Asst. Waiter, Victor Del Valle did excellent job. Dinner were great. Two dress up / formal dinners right number to have.

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The Weather was awesome despite the horror stories shared from others, they spoke of bugs and other insects that would be intolerable. I found nothing like that to be true. We enjoyed the Cruise immensely from day 1 until the day we had to leave. by edwardtjackson

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

The idea of traveling to Alaska was foreign to us for many reasons, the myths surrounding cold unbearable weather, rain, insects and a host of other insane comments over the years from folks....that was phony baloney . I was amazed at how affordable the vacation package was and the list of excursions that was being offered. We didn't do everything, but boy we did had a blast, the Helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier, Dog sledding, Ziplining and the unforgettable Bear hiking through the forest was funny yet extremely entertaining. Thanks Island Princess

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Beautiful ship, GREAT ports, GREAT activities in ports, mediocre customer service. by alandunn

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Ports of Call: The ports were well chosen with numerous excursions available. My wife and I along with our friends, the McGinnis’, took advantage of several excursions, including the train ride in Skagway, the 5-glacier float-plane excursions in Juneau, and the Totems & Eagles boat sightseeing in Ketchikan. Each of these was superbly organized by the onboard excursions desk. Each exceeded our expectations. Customer Service: It was the shipboard customer service that came up substantially short. Most ship employees seemed to have a minimalist effort work ethic, with most of them unwilling or incapable of solving the smallest of problems. Their attitudes were not something I would expect even at a Hampton Inn (Hilton property), much less a 1st rate cruising company like Princess Cruises. Everyone in our party (4 adults) remarked that it appeared as though an employee morale problem existed… or perhaps the employees really were not capable or authorized to solve even the smallest of customers’ problems. I am not a stranger to complex systems and complex organizations. I full-well understand the complexities of managing customer service and the myriad of logistics challenges on a ship. What I don’t understand is why the majority of onboard employees were unwilling to go 1-inch out of their way to assist in little problems. Please understand that there was NO ONE large problem on this cruise… just a never-ending series of little problems… little problems that on one was empowered to solve without someone else’s authorization

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Excellent Cruise by emmytwin2

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Excellent in every way. Princess does not disappoint.

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7 Days on Motel 6 by jeff27362107

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

As a veteran of many cruises, this was very disappointing. In general, the service was poor and surly, especially in the ding rooms and specialty resturants. The lost our reservation for Sabatini’s and refused to compensate us even though we prepaid. Skip the Island Princess.

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A learning and bonding experience by jannethdeleon19

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Embarkation with smiles. Joselyn kept our room clean and was very attentive. Food delicious. We enjoy food at the 14th floor as well as in the restaurant assign to us. The experience breathtaking , the places we visit. I feel very comfortable going by myself at any time. The staff make you feel at home away from home. The logistic was the best . disembarkation. Well I felt like a princess in my own castle. Yeah. Congratulations.

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Awesome by wimdog

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

It was very relaxing, everyone was friendly enjoyed the trip

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Loved the cruise! by gaylelanden515

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Not to be missed. Go before global warming destroys these natural masterpieces. Saw them over 20 years ago and they are melting.

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Was a good cruise Naturalist Mark Harris was excellent by barriesutton

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

We had a good cruise with the exception of a bad experience in Bayou dining room Mark Harris the naturalist was excellent and very generous with his time Alaska rangers were also very good.

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good ship and staff by lloydandpat

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Good cruise, overall, except that Princess decided to substitute a stop in Ensenada for a stop in Nicaragua, due civil to unrest in Managua, which is about 300 miles from del Sur.

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Would not Recommend by bhutch

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Terrible - poor entertainment, poor internet, poor casino, lack of activities, very unprofessional cruise activities directors. Based upon this cruise I would not take a Princess Cruise again even if it was free. The outbreak of Nuero Virus on the ship did not help not to mention it cost me an additional $250 in medical fees through no fault of mine as we were perfect healthy when we boarded the ship.

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Island Princess Magical Chistmas Cruise by bpetrisko

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

The best part was being on this beautifully decorated ship for Christmas. Our Captain Michael Tavor also made this cruise better than others we have taken. His personality and friendliness, his personal concern about every passenger set a standard that other ship captains should follow. It was a pleasure to hear him and see him all over the ship !

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Excellent Cruise! by KABL

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

The Island Princess was lovely. We enjoyed the Captain, crew, and other travelers. 15 days went by very quickly. The voice of Danial Oliver was wonderful. We listen to him often. This was a great cruise and we really had a fun time. We are looking forward to cruising with Princess again.

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We had a great experience, excellent service and good overall port experiences! by tjen9796

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Island Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

This was our first Princess cruise, we really liked the service and attention to detail of the crew and service personnel. The excursions we took were good, the excursion staff on board were very helpful and honest!

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