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Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Star Princess

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

Sail date: June 16, 2018

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C631

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The only true down side to our land-cruise was being in McKinley Lodge. Rafting Excursion was not clear on transportation to the town and to the site. My mother could not handle that far of a walk and it was never explained to us how far it would be or even where to go. The staff were horrible communicators. Heather, bus driver, would not shut up about her life and her history. Talk about Alaska, not yourself. We found that quite a bit w the bus drivers. BE BRIEF ABOUT HOW YOU CAME TO WORK IN ALASKA. If people sitting near you want to carry on talking about you for an hour, turn off your mic. Everywhere else, we had amazing experiences, helpful staff, and a great time. Denali Lodge was spectacular in the setting and people. The Black Diamond ATV was a fantastic trip. On the ship, all of the staff worked hard and were professional. Bar tenders who remembered our names, dining room waiters who we looked forward to speaking with every night, steward who was perfection. My group bought high end jewelry, art from the auctions, and lots of souvenirs on the boat. Good job appealing to a wide variety of shopping tastes. Our balcony was the perfect way to enjoy the abundant wildlife sightings.


5 out of 5
Land first then the cruise made embarkation a breeze. So efficient having staff get on the train to handle us.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The staff at McKinley Lodge were apethetic and maddening at times. Everywhere else, wonderful.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Princess obviously doesn’t want bariatric patrons. The theater seats were too small to fit into. I’m embarrassed for the medical office that you have those same tight seats in exam rooms. Shame on your MDs for allowing that mistreatment.

Ports of call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

4 out of 5
Rail and ship were right next to each other. In the rain and cold, that was a welcomed sight.

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5
Our private Hummer driver didn’t know what he was talking about. Go back to Arkansas until you can do a better job!

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Helicopter tour company had the excursion to the glacier down to a T. It was an amazing experience.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Enjoyed our boat tour.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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