We had a great trip on the Golden Princess. Had great weather and was overall pleased with the food and service.
Many meals in the main dining room were excellent. Towards the end of the trip the food became mediocre. I thought the ship was in excellent shape considering it's age. I believe it was refurbished early this year.
We really enjoyed our excursions. In Juneau, we took the bike & brew. We did the 3.5 hour train ride in Skagway and toured Buchart Gardens in Victoria. Even with the short stay in Victoria, we had ample time to see the gardens. The only down side was the darkness that set in and weren't able to take pictures then. In Ketchikan, we simply walked the town. It's a lovely town to explore.
Would definitely recommend this cruise and want to visit Alaska again. I would probably opt to fly their and rent an RV. Would like to spend more time in several towns.