“Alaska was wonderful but princess cruise was HORRIBLE!!!!”
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SjGoebel Star Princess 1 Alaska was wonderful but princess cruise was HORRIBLE!!!!
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We heard that princess was a upgrade to the carnival cruise line that we went on 8/11 so we figured for our honeymoon we would upgrade to princess. it was the biggest mistake we are still trying to figure out how princess is a upgrade. We purchased the unlimited soda card but yet it was impossible to get a drink from one of the crew members and if you finally get the waiter it takes about 45 minutes to actually receive your drinks unlike carnival where they had people walking around asking people what they like to drink and you would have it in 5 minutes. the boat would be good for someone who is really old and doesn't mind sitting and watching/listening to people play instruments all day that is seriously all they had going on unlike carnival where they constantly had new exciting things to do each day. Not to mention that at the end of the cruise they were charging us stuff for things we never purchased and charged us twice for things that we purchased before we even got on the boat which im still fighting to get my refund for that which is completely hard worst customer service. princess was the worst vacation ive ever taken in fact if our first cruise was through princess i would of never of gone on another cruise again it was that horrible. so i recommend people to pay half of what they would for princess and go to a better company with way much better customer service a company that actually cares about their customers go with carnival!!!!! alaska was so beautiful and the ports were great. by the way if you go to victoria i would recommend getting a taxi over the shuttle its cheaper and much faster dont have to stand in line that wraps around a few blocks to get on :D
Star Princess Cruises to Alaska
  • Sail Date: August 2012
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Embarkation: Seattle
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Cabin review: Balcony

BBa422
we got a upgrade for the room we stayed in which was most likely the worst room on the entire boat we were on aloha deck cabin a422 it was soooo loud it was horrible

Port and Shore Excursions

Mendenhall Glacier
it was fun excursion we were suppose to go on whales, bears and glacier but our bear part of the tour got cancelled due to weather which sucked didnt understand why we seen tons of helicopters and planes flying around but they still seemed to cancel ours which sucked! the glacier park was cool the glacier was breath taking we ended up taking a small hike and came across a mother black bear and her cubs eating salmon in the creek that was really neat
Whale Watching
it was fun excursion we took a boat out and seen some killer whales a mother and her babies killing a seal see some humpback whales from a far wish we were up where all the other boats were that was closer up. we were suppose to go on whales, bears and glacier but our bear part of the tour got cancelled due to weather which sucked didnt understand why we seen tons of helicopters and planes flying around but they still seemed to cancel ours which sucked!
Zodiac Boat
this excursion was pretty fun we each got to drive our own boat we drove out and seen eagles, star fish and gotta see a mother and her babies killer whales and then went back and had hot chocolate. for what you did i think the excursion was pretty high price for what you actually get to do.
Port
this part of the excursion im sorry to say was really lame especially for how much it cost. you take a bus ride for about a hour and you go to this park where they did serve really good bbq chicken and cole slaw which was really nice but then they had a exhibit of stuff animals look like something a hunter would have in their basement and then they had all these dogs there for sledding it was horrible they look horrible i felt so bad for them they were all laying in mud on a chain all ratty looking i felt really bad.
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Port
we purchased tickets for the shuttle to take us to town we paid triple the amount then what this couple told us they paid through a different cruise line and they got to take a boat to town. turns out that it is cheaper and more convenient to take a taxi over the shuttle unless you don't mind standing in line that wrapped around a couple blocks we ended up walking back to the boat instead of standing in line so i really don't recommend that. Victoria was gorgeous seeing all the old school building was awesome!
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Published 08/23/12
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