Land portion sucked. Cruise was nice, but we both ended up positive for the flu.

Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.9 out of 5
Star Princess

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

Sail Date: August 05, 2017

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: E220

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Forget the land portion of the cruise. A waste of time and money. Cruise portion okay. Would be nice if the cruise included more excursion type of activities included in the cruise. Overall, not impressed with this cruise. We did the glacier and whale watch. The glacier part your on your own, for that much money a tour guide would seem appropriate. The whale portion was great. However, if you had already seen whales not sure if the amount of money it cost justifieds seeing them again.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
The only negative was that we asked for single beds in the room ahead of time, when we got to our room it was not so. We were anxious to unpack finally after days of moving from hotel to hotel. I insisted that the change be made right away and some nice fellow did come and take care of us.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Our waiter Stephen Aguilar and his junior waiter Velanco Pereira were excellent. Pleasant and efficient. Stephen made us feel like family and we loved his singing too!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Loved the comedian. He was great. The only show that was a real disappointment was the waiter show. The major chefs were like a 5 th grade show. The actual two male singers were fantastic as were the dancers. The 40s, 50s, show was just okay.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
10 Stars for Stephen Aguilar and Velanco Pereira ********** Our room guy was very nice also.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship appears to be clean, however, my husband was sick most the Time, and I got sick at the end of the cruise. Apparently there were three floors of sick people. When I returned home my doctor confirmed that we are positive for the flu(influenza). Difficult to enjoy the cruise at that point.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
My bed was uncomfortable, but I didn't tell anyone. Felt like a broken spring right at my back. Overall very clean.

Ship Tip

Bring medicine and don't bother with the land portion of the cruise. Exhausting, one hotel after another an douses n and offf, lots of tipping. and we never saw Denali. Or any animals in the forest.

Ports Of Call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

4 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia Did not visit port

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
The ship part was okay, but the bus was slow and drove through town not an expressway. Pull off in a parking lot at the airport to ask a question which could have been done on the drive. Everyone was in a hurry to get on their flights. The Vancouver airport was a nightmare. Thousands of people in cattle lines...on after another. Thought it would never end. We were exhausted and sick.
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