Island Princess Cruise Review by caseywasey: Not up to other Princess ships, food, etc
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Not up to other Princess ships, food, etc
This ship should be dry-docked and revamped, it is old and worn looking, the entertainment comedian and piano player with the gravely voice were o.k.. the crew chorus/dancers were terrible and some people even walked out of the theatre. the outdoor pizza tasted like cardboard even though it was pretty to look at, the food was marginal, same dried out cookies every day, same fruit every day,shrimp cocktail in the dining room had to be frozen shrimp, you would think in the area where we cruised that there would be plentiful crab and shrimp as how much salmon can you eat ... our cabin steward Raymond, was wonderful, and to the guy who wore his golf visor to the dining room the last night of dinner, you obviously have no class, shame on the two women who sat with you did and shame on the dining room for not asking you to remove it, do you really think you looked cool?? I would not do the Talkeetna/Whittier ever again. You are in a remote lodge that is one hour bus ride into a town that is More
about three blocks long, there is nothing to do, if you want to eat someplace nice the Wildflower and West Rib were good places to eat lunch and dinner if you wanted to ride an hour each way... the next stop Denali was nice lodge again nothing around, food at Prospectors Pizza and brewery was great, also try the salmon bake restaurant again across the street from the lodge, we ended up in Fairbanks Lodge out in the sticks again, and Princess charges you 5.00 to ride into town to dine, the morning of our departure the wake up call did not work at the hotel so thank God I set the alarm clock, otherwise......we would still be stuck in Fairbanks,food on the trains were expensive but we had already brought our own Less
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