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Golden Princess, a vessel measuring 109,000 tons with a double-occupancy capacity of 2,600 passengers, splits its time between Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Asia. In October 2015 it became the ...
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310 Princess Golden Princess Alaska Cruise Reviews

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chuffed66
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Wonderful Cruise on the Golden. This was my first experience with Princess and we were very happy. The staff and service was excellent all round. Embarkation was truly a seamless easy experience. Staff were everywhere instructing and ... Read more
JnA mom
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Fantastic cruise! The entertainment was top notch - piano entertainer Oliver Holland (and his fan club) in the Promenade lounge was amazing and really made this trip fun and memorable. The shows were much better than those I've seen on ... Read more
Glen Griffitts
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Most of us waited nearly two hours in line or holding areas to board. This was our 7th cruise and the 4th on Princess. Very disappointing. If you enjoy casino food, you'll like the buffet. However, the buffet personnel were friendly ... Read more
FLATLINE13
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We sailed with Princess on the Golden out of San Francisco for 10 days. As we live in California this just made sense. We did very little traveling off the boat (it clocked around three thousand miles in ten days, wow) This was our ... Read more
CookGirl
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it left from and returned to our home city. It was a nice cruise but nothing really stood out. The food in the main dining room ranged from mediocre to bad. So much cost cutting has resulted in poor ... Read more

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surfoz
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
413 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our sixth third cruise, our third with Princess and our first cruise to Alaska. Golden Princess was our largest ship to date, we found the layout to be very good, yet we did not find it crowded at all. We loved everything ... Read more
Nautical Nellie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We just returned home yesterday from a fabulous trip on board the Golden Princess to Alaska. Like so many other people, prior to leaving, I read many reviews. All I can say is, anyone who posts a negative comment must be totally ... Read more
CD cruising sister
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Anytime dining DOES NOT mean "anytime dining". It means you cannot enter Donatello's until AFTER 7:45pm. Bernini, the traditional dining room is the ONLY anytime dining along with the Lido's Horizon Buffet. We received a ... Read more
SusanVM
Member Since 2001
1 review
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
If I could give twenty stars for the perfect thing to do with our family I would! I only gave it four because we have cruised quite a bit and, in all honesty, depending on what you are looking for, the Golden is an older ship and some ... Read more
Mbelle1019
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We had hoped to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with our children on an unforgettable experience. We booked our trip a year in advance and looked forward to it all year. We were told a Princess representative would meet us when ... Read more

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Rebel2386
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
447 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise to Alaska, third on a Princess ship, and most likely our last cruise on Princess. The Golden, like so many ships in the Princess fleet, is an older ship. Even though it was recently refurbished it still needs a ... Read more
pzg1228
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Getting aboard and to the balcony room went smoothly and we had a great room steward. His care and attention were great and the room was always kept clean and stocked with fresh towels. We went to get our first meals and that is when ... Read more
joybob12
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It is difficult to write this review. My husband and I are not huge fans of cruises. We have only done one other cruise before this one to the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean. We really wanted to see the glaciers and this trip seemed to ... Read more
3TinksAndAnEeyore
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. Ever. That said, I don't have other boats or cruise lines to compare with my experience on the Golden Princess, but I can now definitely be counted a definite cruise lover. While my family will always enjoy ... Read more
Ima Cruiser
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
194 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was my first Alaska cruise and while the scenery was great, there were a few sea days that were too cold on deck to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately about 75% of the indoor sea day activities revolved around selling stuff ... Read more

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mortgagewizard
Member Since 2012
1 review
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Overall it was wonderful. The Crown Grill top notch, and the staff was great. Well worth the extra dollars. Buffet is just that a buffet, nothing to write home about. Anytime dining we learned is not for us. It is lengthy and ... Read more
prco11n
Member Since 2014
1 review
76 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the Golden June 1 - 11 to Alaska. The suite we were in had so many things that needed fixed we spent part of every day trying to get them fixed. For example, our thermostat wouldn't work, so our room temperature was 62 degrees ... Read more
CruiserPatrick
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise to Alaska and our 4th to Alaska from San Francisco. This was our first cruise aboard the Golden Princess, but we had sailed on her sister ship the Grand Princess in the last couple of years. Embarkation at the ... Read more
ccrain
Member Since 2004
13 reviews
3,073 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Introduction This was our 5th and 6th time in Alaska (2001, 2006 and 2012), as we are also doing the 6/1/15 as a B2B. The main difference is that the 5/22/2015 cruise goes to Haines and Tracy Fjord, while the 6/1/2015 cruise goes to ... Read more
Forestview
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Embarkation is so much improved with the new SF terminal compared to last year. The cruise ship was delayed due to heavy cleaning from an outbreak of flu virus last cruise May 15, 2015. TIP: BRING CLOROX WIPES AND WIPE YOUR ROOM ON ARRIVAL ... Read more

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stasut
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
111 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I have cruised Princess many times. Ultimately, I was satisfied with my most recent experience on the Golden. Since being purchased by Carnival the overall quality of Princess has declined and continues to do so. The weather was ... Read more
calpenn
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise out of San Francisco is beautiful from the begining - especially Alaska & Victoria. The Golden although dated is in very good shape. The begining two days were a little rough but not annoying. The service in cabins was ... Read more
norcalmann
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
embarkation went very smoothly. our first time at the new terminal in san fran. were were boarded in less than 30 minutes. room was ready upon our arrival. met our room steward who provided us with extra hangers as requested. stayed ... Read more
topolinofozzy
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Twelfth cruise, first time on Princess and first time to Alaska. No complaints at all, we all had a great time. Switched from anytime to early dining after reading reviews here, thank you. Waited a few days before making reservations at ... Read more
Kierragirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This is my 3rd cruise to AK with Princess cruise, and I would say, I am disappointed. The quality of food went down dramatically. The Baked Alaska was bad, the granulated sugar was not blended with the meringue, it was gross. The executive ... Read more

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