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Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.9 out of 5
Star Princess

7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Southbound (Anchorage To Vancouver)

Sail Date: June 24, 2017

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Highly recommend both land and cruise. Pictures, do not do the scenery justice. We ate at Olivers in Shagwag, the king crab legs were the best I've ever had! Enjoyed hanging out at the Red Inion Saloon.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurants were very good. Buffet rated good, equal as other cruises. Main dining rooms not as impressive as other cruises. Presentation and cleanliness very good. Desserts not so impressive.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too chilly for pool.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Magician excellent, musical show very good. Most musicians very good.

Children's Programs

We had no children with us

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Buffet folks very accommodating. Most Bartenders lacked personality in engaging with cruisers. One young lady that was serving at one of the bars did not understand English enough to ever get our drink order correct. Needless to say we didn't have a second round. Young lady at ice cream bar looked at acted as if she didn't want to be there. For the most part our needs were met.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Commode was stained. I cleaned with some elbow grease and removed some of the stains. While it wasn't badly stained, I was disappointed to have any stains at all. Indicates care and inspection neglected.

Ship Tip

I think my expectations were too high. I've cruised on a few different ship lines and I've heard 'Princess was a step above'. I didn't find that to be the case. Since my previous cruises were to different locations and different climates, I find it difficult to compare activities on the ship. That being said, I certainly would not rule out Princess for future cruises. I also heard 2 different people at different times saying they had been on other Princess Cruise ships that were considerably better than Star Princess.

Ports Of Call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska Did not visit port

Didn't visit city only loaded ship

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Train and coach to Bennet Lake

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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