On the whole, wonderful, definetly had a newbie learning curve.

Royal Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Royal Princess

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

Sail date: June 01, 2019

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E206

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

If you do an overland tour do your research, you have to have bags ready to go by 6 am which means you have to be up and ready and packed. We spent one day at each stop and were exhausted by the early mornings. Also getting to the ship with only 2 hours before it sailed was a huge disadvantage. Having said that, it was really a trip of a lifetime!


2 out of 5
It would have been fine, but we were on the overland tour first and the train got there only 2 hrs before departure, really not enough time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The dining/specialty restaurants were very nice, the food was good but not as great as I thought it would be.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We were in Alaska so we didn’t swim, but the pools were beautiful,fitness center was always busy, there were no rock climbing walls or activities of this type on board


3 out of 5
I was not impressed with the stage shows, the comedy shows were very good and the Princess Live theatre always had fun events going on.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean, well laid out, plenty of hangers and storage, very comfortable...and the mattress and pillows were AMAZINGLY comfortable.

Ship tip

Embark as soon as possible. It is a big ship so the quicker you familiarize yourself, the more you will enjoy it!

Ports of call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

1 out of 5
Straight from train to ship

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
We took the small boat tour excursion that got upclose to the glacier. It was worth every cent paid and was a highlight of the trip.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Took the Whitepass train....amazing scenery!

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We did the helicopter glacier trek, so glad we did this instead of the dog sleds, AMAZING and best pictures of the whole trip. Don’t miss this.

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
In fairness we caught a bug on the ship and were just tired so factor that in to this review, I was overwhelmed with all the tourist shops selling way overpriced Knick knacks. I had a hard time finding any native things. There were a few things in town to see but we ended up going back to the ship early.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia Did not visit port

Had to catch a plane, didn’t want to leave luggage


4 out of 5
We were in Canada and given we were in another country, I think it it was well organized. It was a long tiring process at the end of a trip, so be prepared for that.
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