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Royal Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Royal Princess

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

Sail Date: June 29, 2019

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: R403

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review Summary

It was wonderful. If it is on your bucket list, I hope you get to experience this beautiful frontier too.....

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Lines were long but moved along

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Cannot say enough good things about the food. Such variety. Excellent quality. The specialty dining was memorable. Service everywhere was exceptional. Even though we are not 'buffet people' we loved dining at the buffets! Thoroughly enjoyed the themes (especially the German night choices). Pastries and desserts were fantastic.

The Pastry Shop

5 out of 5

OMG.... so good... so pretty... and all made on the ship. Breakfast croissants, Danish.... soooooo good! Everything looks and tastes wonderful..... I know because I probably tastes them all.

Sabatini's

5 out of 5

Probably our favorite meal even though we enjoyed them all. Food was superb. Our server was so enthusiastic, too. Wish I could go back again tonight!

Alfredo's Pizzeria

5 out of 5

So good. Pizzas were excellent, as was the calzone we had at lunch. Went back another evening for dinner and was very pleased again with appetizers, main courses ans well as desserts.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Mainly the educational presentations, entertainment at night.... gym was used, too.

Princess Live

5 out of 5

Lots of fun. Entertainment staff did a great job with the variety of shows .... lots of laughs.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Lots of good laughs at 'Princess Live' shows. Great entertainment staff. Wish the theater was larger as we could not get into a few shows because all seats were taken.

Princess Theater

4 out of 5

Enjoyed the educational presentations greatly. The one musical production we saw was enjoyable, but did not knock my socks off. The comedian was excellent, but the theater gets filled so fast we could not go back for his second show later in the week which disappointed us. Wish it was a bit larger so more guests would not be disappointed as we were.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All so pleasant. Our room was lovely and it was so lovely to return to have chocolates on our pillows and ready to hop into the very comfy bed (including the sleeper sofa!) after a wonderful day or being at sea or enjoying an excursion while in port. Not to mention how your coffee cup was never empty and staff in the restaurants were all so pleasant.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean. Lovely.....

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
All wonderful. We were amazed at the amount of storage available. LOVED being able to view the scenic views just by opening our sliding glass doors. Manuel was wonderful. By the time we came back from the morning breakfast buffet our room was pristine. Turn down at night was a great, too.

Ship Tip

Being first time cruisers we were not sure how to pack. It was lovely to see people really DO dress up for the formal nights although casual but nice was also perfectly acceptable.

Ports Of Call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska Did not visit port

We boarded here so cannot comment

Cruise Hubbard Glacier Did not visit port

Fog did not allow our ship to experience Hubbard Glacier.....

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Fantastic scenery ... Marjorie Glacier stunning ...

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Quaint ... enjoyed free tour offered at visitors center with park ranger and the most delicious halibut sandwich at the local brewery

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Musher Camp excursion was excellent. Got to hold 6 week old puppies!!!!! The trip up and back was fun too.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Nice area where ship docks. We did not do an excursion because a friend lives there and gave us a personalized 'taste of Ketchikan tour' !

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Painless. Again, very well organized.

Traveler Photos

We were lucky to experience calving.....  a sound we all never forget. Musher camp excursion.....  PUPPIES!! Sampler....  a little of everything... Sampler dessert option.... Sampler ....  no decision needs to be made with this one! Salute!! Now this is what I call an appetizer! Tiramisu at Sabatinis Buffet options
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