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Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 11, 2008
Ship: Star Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship itself was very nice, the food delicious and the overall service very good. However, if you were looking for above and beyond with respect to the actual cruise, you won't likely find it here if you are not of a very mature age. Although we expected the travelers to be older, unfortuantely the entertainment and even the spa and gym area were all taolired to a 80+ crowd. We found it to be very frustrating. The gym equipment was old and outdated, the aerobics class barely could be called excercise and the area had no air circulatiing and was extremely uncomfortable througout the cruise. Unfortunately, the feedback to offer additional classes or improve the temperature repeatedly fell on deaf ears. Additionally, many of the excursions were canceled due to poor weather, while this is to be expected and is understandable in May, the ship's communiication and organization resulting from this was extremely poor. The musicians on board were absolutely fabulous, however as for added entertainment, there was only one true show the entire cruise and the commedian that performed twice was dull and seemed disinterested. We really expected more. It's unfortunate because it detracted from what otherwise was an amazing cruise. Not for the ship, but for the scenery and Alaska itself. We can't express enough how much we enjoyed the actual ports and people in Alaska- it was majestic and beautiful with an abundance of things to do outdoors and the people were incredibly friendly.
3 out of 5
Unfortunately, a rainy day made the city less fun that it should have been, but visiting the glacier is a must.
Don't Miss: The Mednehall Glacier
5 out of 5
We loved the dog sledding, even if it was on land and the drive and view on the way there was in itself worth the price.
5 out of 5
Taking a seaplave over the Misty Fjords was like flying through the heavens. And for some good 'ol fun the Lumberjack show was great. Also, the Sushi restaurant across from the park was fabulous.
Don't Miss: The Misty Fjords
5 out of 5
Wish we could get in a little earlier, because most of the shops and the gardens are closed by 5 before summer but the night life was great and the city fun, beautiful and lively.

Pros: Alaska itself was simply breathtaking

Cons: lack of entertainment, the gym

Recommends Star Princess? No.

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