Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

Alaska Cruise

Sail Date: May 30, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Suite

Since I had been on another cruise with a different cruise line recently, I had high expectations for Princess. The ship's staff was excellent - but within one day of sailing, we were told that many passengers had become ill - puts a little damper on your enthusiasm as far as mingling with other guests and participating in the ship's entertainment offerings. However, that being said, ALASKA was spectacular and very exciting to see. All of our excursions were excellent and very professional. We had a great time on land.

Pros: Scenery was spectacular! The ship's crew was excellent.

Cons: Many people (at least 80) became sick with the virus which caused quarentine and hightened sanitary measures.

Recommends Sapphire Princess? No.

Food and Dining
Not a good variety. The American food was bland. And the "snack" food, hamburgers & pizza, were only offered in the afternoon. Those kind of foods are a late night snack too!
Ship Quality
It seemed old.
Cabin / Stateroom
I was expecting more out of a "mini-suite".
Service and Staff
Victoria, British Columbia
Beautiful city. Buchart Gardens are a must see. Empress Hotel.
Don't Miss: Buchart Gardens.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We took the Eagles, Lighthouses tour. Excellent - we saw MANY eagles and the guide was exceptional.
Juneau, Alaska
Went to the Mendenhall Glacier. Outstanding! - something so totally unique!!! Also went up the Tram to the top of Mt. Roberts. Nice
Don't Miss: Glacier
Skagway, Alaska
Took the Train down the mountain. Wonderful scenery! Then enjoyed the shopping in town.
Don't Miss: Train

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