ALASKA GLACIER CRUISE WITHOUT GLACIERS: Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by Cruiseinful
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ALASKA GLACIER CRUISE WITHOUT GLACIERS
Now for the good news.....we loved our mini-suite. We have always booked a balcony but decided to upgrade to a mini-suite balcony (for those sight seeing glaciers). I don't think the mini-suite is that much bigger than a normal balcony but that extra room really makes a difference. It was clean and the beds were very comfortable!! Our room steward was great as well. It was pretty cold for us Floridians so my husband enjoyed the balcony more than me.
Thank heavens I signed up for excursion or we would have not even seen a small glacier. My favorite excursion was a photo/whale watching trip. The professional photographer helped everyone with their cameras and took so much time with us. The excursion is limited so there were just 12 of us and we saw lots of whales!!
Back to the ship....we had second setting and very much enjoyed our meals and waiter. We had planned on going to a specialty restaurant but never felt the need. I love the speciality coffee and goody area in the center of the ship and love to listen to the musicians. The ship is very clean and someone always is working on something to keep the appearance of the ship up. They work so hard on the ships I give them all the credit for making our week so relaxing and enjoyable. We were so busy once the boat left the dock that we didn't have a lot of time to go to all the activities they offer but if you have never taken a cruise and like to stay busy, this is the vacation for you. Or you can just kick back, read a book and enjoy the quiet.
We arrived in Vancouver and had about 6 hours for our flight so we took a tour of the city which I really enjoyed. I wish that we would have stayed over another night. If we hadn't taken the land tour as well, I think I would have been really upset that our Glacier Cruise was Glacier-less but seeing the beautiful sights on land help a bit. But I will never be convinced that the additional day of missing the Glaciers was not based on economics. We could have easily skipped a port to see a glacier since they were both on the same path!! Less
Cabin review: AAD412
D612 Loved this cabin. Mini-suite located close to the stairs or elevator. Balcony is not covered which is the only thing that I feel can choice. Bed softies ever!
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