July 2015 - Coral Princess to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
After 10 Princess cruises, I will say that the previous 9 were outstanding. This one? Not so much. Perhaps it was just the smaller ship (2300 capacity), but the food, dining service and the cabin steward were all below the Princess standards. On the positive, the ship seemed clean and the shows were excellent.
Our cruise consultant at Cruises Only, Jonathan Kaden, was wonderful. Attentive, responsive and polite, we could not have asked for better coordination.
We had taken friends who have never cruised before with any line, and had touted Princess beforehand. Frankly we were a bit embarrassed to have done so.
Will we go on Princess again? I'm sure we will, but if the quality of our next cruise with them shows that the low standards set by the Coral Princess is now the norm, we will take our business elsewhere after that.