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Island Princess Cruise Review by GOOGALE: Great Cruise

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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children 5.0
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates 4.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Great Cruise

Sail Date: August 2011
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Vancouver

Day One: Embarkation from Vancouver. Captain's announcement made it all sad and teary. Horizon Court food awesome. Ever changing dining options.
Day Two: At sea. Children liked Kids Program, scavenger hunts... Not so many chair hoggers, for it was chilly. Pool was heated to good temp.
Day Three: Ketchikan. Highly suggest the ziplining excursions. Pricey, but worth it. So much fun.
Day Four: Juneau. Sleepy Town, but lots of scenery.
Day Five: Skagway. Very sleepy town, but friendly people. Lots of stores downtown to shop for souvenirs at cheap prices.
Day Six: At sea. Same as always. However, children (crazy children) were in the pool, both. All day long.
Day Seven: Last Day. Crew made embarkation very sad, though isn't that the way it is suppose to be?

General: Really swift embarkation and disembarkation. Friendly crew from Indonesia and the Phillipines ( 99% of them). Except for the guy who served ice cream at the ice cream bar. Always seems More irritated. Staterooms were very large with flat screen Tvs. Thanks for the chocolate!

Helpful tips:
Photos, worth their price.
Promenade Deck large sweeping views
Take advantage of Park Rangers on Alaskan Cruises Less

Published 11/18/11

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Cabin review: OE8202 Oceanview

8202: bad location. Though you get to see everything first. Quiet. Too forward, a lot of walking. Then again, you need to walk off the pounds.

Port and Shore Excursions

Very city like, no scenery. Very boring, nothing much.

BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS. Loved it. Rocks great to skip.

Yum! Good salmon, even though not local (it was Costco's).

BORING. Sleepy town, nothing much. Tour does not stop when you need to use facilities.

Thrill. Really scary if you are a first timer.

Why did I waste time just to drink tea and hot chocolate in precious port time? BORING. Tour director very funny, though.

Good views. Souvenirs too expensive, passport required (railway goes to Canada).

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