Wonderful cruise, but lousy weather

Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Whittier)
Sail Date: August 13, 2016
Ship: Star Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: E730
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 months ago

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. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lovely! Fantail balcony was perfect for watching for whales and wildlife. Not so great when ship was rocking and rolling on the open seas.

Ship Tip

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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