Alaska! A Must See for Your Bucket List: Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by Suzie Que
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Alaska! A Must See for Your Bucket List
Red Dog Saloon was very crowded.
Skagway ---- Took the 3.5hr. White Pass Train Trip booked thru Princess. You cannot go to Alaska and no do some form of this trip. It provides views you can't imagine. It was cold, but I loved standing between the cars outside taking pictures. Ate at Stowaway Cafe (wonderful) but closing for good after this season. Next 2 days we cruised the glaciers-never got tired of the gorgeous views.
This was our first cruise with Princess;loved our mini-suite;the ship is very confusing to get around on, and we were not the only ones who felt this way. The ship was not a glamorous as we expected; still favor Royal Caribbean; service in the Horizon Cafe was very slow. Food was good overall.We did anytime dining,which you still need to make reservations for or you wait.The worst experience on the Cruise was eating at Sabatini's. The lobster,etc. was awful! i am a seafood fanatic, and we both left lobster on our plate because it was so bad. Service was equally as bad;only 4 other couples in the restaurant,which I now understand why. Loved the outdoor movies when weather cooperated. Loved the cruise because I was with my husband, but not impressed with Princess. I was shocked at so much smoking being allowed in many areas on the ship. We would not go to the casino due to smoking allowed most nights. The Churchill Lounge was for smokers only, and I expected that to be the only area, as was the Cigar Lounge, but so wrong I was. This is a policy we will look close at before our next cruise. I will say we really enjoyed the shows. Be prepared for many older,very overweight,slow moving people. I do recommend this time of year because there were only 4 ships in port instead of 6. These towns are very small. Loved the bus trip from Whittier back to Anchorage-great driver/guide. Less
Cabin review: E710
Our cabin was E710, a mini-suite with balcony; could not have been better! Lot's of room to move around; comfortable; lots of closet space and drawers. Our bed was converted to a queen(i must say it is bigger than a standard queen)and it was very comfortable. Room was always very clean. Very worth the extra expense. The only thing I would do different is be on the Starboard side of the ship.