Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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4 out of 5

Wonderful cruise, but lousy weather

Sail Date: August 13, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We loved the opportunity to cruise from Vancouver to Whittier and then to travel through Denali. However, it was cloudy and rainy the whole time. We couldn't see DenIl/Mt McKinley until we were flying home. Suggest that you book the trip for June or July - fall begins in August in Alaska and brings foggy, rainy weather. 

We loved the helicopter ride/trek on Mendenhall glacier and also the evening whale watching in Juneau (we not only saw orcas, but got to see humpbacks bubble-net feeding!!)

Food on the cruise was yummy and staff were very gracious. Truly spoiled by the Princess staff. 

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Lovely! Fantail balcony was perfect for watching for whales and wildlife. Not so great when ship was rocking and rolling on the open seas.
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Loved the traditional dining and our special dinner in Sabatini's. Felt very pampered! Next time I would get the second seating so that I could do afternoon teas - the scones were delicious but tea was 3-4pm and dinner at 5:30

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