Sapphire Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

Alaskan Cruise

Sail Date: August 21, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The service from the staff went far beyond what we expected. They were friendly and extremely helpful. We took the time to get to know a few of the employees and really enjoyed our time with them.

Pros: The service

Cons: The soft sell for

Recommends Sapphire Princess? Yes!

Service and Staff
We had absolutely NO complaints for the ship's staff. They were always smiling, approachable and helpful.
Ship Quality
Each area was verry clean.
Food and Dining
We definitely overate! Food was presented well and pleasing to sight and taste. There was an abundance of selections and styles. We had "anytime" dining which gave us alot of flexibility.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin steward, Carlito, maintained our cabin. We would go to breakfast and when we came back, he had tidied our room. The chocolate left on our pillow nightly was a nice touch.
We could have used more entertainment and less selling
Ketchikan, Alaska
We had a"Port and Shop" presentation on rhe ship prior to arriving in Ketchikan. We spent more time looking for the shops giving the Princess cruise people "free gifts" and then being aggressively sold by the jewelry stores. This "treasure hunt" was really a waste of time. Our canoe and jeep side excursion really made this stop.
Victoria, British Columbia
All tours were closed when we docked and there wasn't much to do but wander around the shop area. It was nighttime and we had eaten on the ship before getting off. We did like the performers found on each street corner.
Juneau, Alaska
Juneau was a disappointment. Of course, we didn't schedule a side excursion, other than the tram, and did not get out of the "shopping" area. It was more commercialized than expected.
Skagway, Alaska
We LOVED Skagway! It was clean, no aggressive salespeople, and our side excursion through the White Pass made this stop! This area is what we felt Alaska was about.

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