Fantastic Alaskan Cruise

Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Star Princess

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

Sail Date: September 02, 2017

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: B254

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

This was a great tour and we were blessed by the timing as the weather was as perfect as it could be for being in Alaska. Our trip started with the land tour that was connected to our Princess cruise. This tour was guided by a guide and made the trip very enjoyable and relaxing, since everything was very well planned. The Connoisseur - Deluxe escorted tour was well worth it, since dinner meals and breakfast at the lodges were also included in this price. We still picked a couple of our own excursions that filled up our days. Princess handled all of our luggage from location to location, this was wonderful. Would recommend packing all cruise clothes in a separate suit case as not to touch until you are on the ship. We had times of a little rain or mist in the air, yet Never really needed our rain gear while we were in Alaska. If we get to go again, I'm sure we will need it then. The cruise was wonderful by itself, yet adding the land tour made it complete. Realizing we only scratched the service of seeing all there is to see in Alaska. We did get to see Denali, even though it was for about 10 minutes. We were blessed.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embankment was smooth and organized with fast service.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was outstanding and prepared like a 5 star restaurant. Special dietary needs were met with care and without any issues.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
did not participate in many of the available activities. Enjoyed the scenery and the chance to be outside. Also enjoyed the rest of not having to do anything.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows were always full and very well done.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff of Princess are outstanding. They all provide excellent service and are attentive to one's needs without being a pest. Really felt special.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Once learned the lay-out, the ship was easy to get around on. The staff was on top of anything and always kept the ship clean and without distraction.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was adequate. Balcony was wonderful as it was a great place to hang out.

Ship Tip

Know which elevators will work best for you. Front elevators will get you to the upper decks in the bow of the ship. The rear elevators can bring you to the Lido deck and closer to the buffet dining room.

Ports Of Call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
This was our launch site. Did not get into Whittier early enough to explore.

Skagway, Alaska Did not visit port

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Saw whales and took in the Mendenhall Glacier.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Did a Jeep tour and Canoe adventure.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Disembarked from this location.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Everything was very well organized and moved through very timely.

Traveler Photos

From our Balcony Canoe trip and Jeep tour Glacier and Whale tour From our Cabin before setting sail. The Voice on the Princess
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