August 2016 - Island Princess to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
This was my favorite vacation in recent memory. I was so relaxed, and there were plenty of interesting things to do. I enjoyed the naturalist lectures, the sled dog talk, the shows, the Sudoku and Trivia challenges, the excursions, the stretch and abs classes, and the pools. The Island Princess is a glorious ship, with an alert, friendly, and helpful staff. The wait staff in the dining room was superb, and the menu choices and presentations were out of this world. Fabulous buffets too. The included excursions in Denali and Fairbanks were perfect and gave us thorough and fascinating introductions to the state and its history. Princess is expert at moving great numbers of people in a very organized way, without making us feel like sheep. I felt that we were all treated with respect and courtesy at all times.