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Susieq0102
Member Since 2015
1 review
127 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My DH and I chose the Star Princess because of the timing of the cruise. This was our first cruise and we wanted a very special one. We were going to renew our vows while in Alaska and splurged all the way, The Star Pro: The Star is ... Read more
avadog12
Member Since 2011
1 review
I had never been on Princess before-may not again. Id rather they increased the price of the cruise a $100 and stop trying to sell me things all week! Was disappointing to say the least-not much to do on the ship unless you wanted to shop ... Read more
peacey
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
61 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise Alaska again and also visit family in Seattle. This was the last cruise of the year to Alaska for Ruby Princess and the price was very good. The ship itself was very nice and clean. However ... Read more
yorkshireyank
Member Since 2007
1 review
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Let me start off the conversation by saying that this is about our 10th cruise and our second one with Princess. We did the Voyage of the Glaciers in 2013 (June- Island Princess) and had a great time. So we thought we would try Princess ... Read more
aksafariman
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Glacier Bay and hoped to spend time in Skagway. We departed Seattle on time Saturday afternoon. We arrived in Juneau per our schedule Monday morning. Weather was usual Southeast/Juneau ... Read more
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Rorie
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We booked this cruise tour in June 2016 because the promotions , i.e. free gratuities, $150/person on board credit and $50/person specialty dining, was very attractive. Furthermore, my travel agency gives free travel insurance. What ... Read more
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sandiefran
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
63 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Star Princess seems to be geared to shorter cruises - around 7 days. We were upgraded from deck 5 to deck 11, which was a lovely surprise. The Horizon Buffet section is very limited compared to the Dawn Princess which we did a 26 ... Read more
Wildpoppy
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We did the pre tour of Alaska first and joined the ship in Whittier. Princess were well organised on the tour and handled our luggage well. The embarkation process was smooth and quick. Luggage waiting on board and we went straight ... Read more
Dean
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
159 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose to go on the Coral Princess as the ports were what we wanted and the prices better than the other ships leaving the same time. This was our first Princess cruise and with the exception of another (Ruby Princess that followed) ... Read more
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FamilyCruise4321
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
A good cruise; not a great cruise. Ship - This particular ship had really bad vibrations. I was in the Navy so I know the difference between motion due to the sea and the unusual. This was unusual. It was so bad we couldn't sit at the ... Read more
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Holomoku
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
962 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We have been to Alaska two times before on Princess, so naturally we went with Princess again. Always a good choice. Weather was not bad at all for Alaska in Sept. We had a few light showers and the temps midday were around 60 most of ... Read more
chintze
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose the Grand Princess because several of our other friends took this very same cruise and recommended it. We loved every minute of our experience from the day we boarded the ship in San Francisco (and how easy Princess makes it), ... Read more
aimswanson@cox.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Superb service requires the same time and effort as mediocre service. That's why I can't understand why the Grand Princess staff didn't step up to the plate and do an outstanding job. It's a matter of self respect. I cannot understand ... Read more
CruiseGents
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We selected this cruise because our good friends (frequent Princess cruisers) invited us to join them. It was my first Princess cruise since 2005, and my husband's first cruise ever. We live in the SF Bay Area, so the 10 day round-trip to ... Read more
Cindy&Greg
Member Since 2014
1 review
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Just got home from our Alaska cruise aboard the Grand Princess. The people were lovely, the service was good (most of the time), the food and the entertainment were amazing! BUT, the carpets are worn, there was a whole in one of the ... Read more
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Gardener222
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Princess 9-8--9-18-2016 Round trip San Francisco / Alaska . We are platinum loyalty level close to elite and this was an anniversary-birthday trip. This was my 5 cruise on Grand Princess since 2013. It is my observation that Princess ... Read more
patticakes4m3
Member Since 2013
1 review
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Alaska. Well, now we have and probably wont return. It was very pretty, and the glaciers were amazing, and some of the excursions we took were fun, but overall, Alaska just wasn't our cup ... Read more
reneelorenzo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We had never been to Alaska and the timing worked out well for us. Also, we had never been on a large ship in the past so this was a first for us. Our suite was lovely and the ship in general was extremely well maintained. All of the ... Read more
tjshoopman
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have always wanted to see Alaska, especially the glaciers, so this seemed the perfect opportunity. Our embarkation went smoothie and we found our stateroom easily and we were thrilled with what we found. Unpacking was easy and there ... Read more
cruisinbill
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
84 forum posts
Background My spouse booked this cruise in celebration of our 45th anniversary. We have cruised with Princess before and our last time was in 2011 on the Diamond Princess, also to Alaska. This was my 4th and my spouse’s 3rd cruise ... Read more
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weofthenevernever
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
We couldn't have been more disappointed. The cabin was okay and that was about it. The room was a reasonable size and had bath but the bottom of the shower curtain was mouldy. We have previously sailed with Norwegian and there is no ... Read more
javthrowr
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
My sister and I decided to take this cruise as a birthday celebration for a big milestone birthday. We started out in Anchorage for a few days before starting the land portion of our trip to Mt McKinley and Denali. The McKinley Princess ... Read more
db5412
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
Not only did the 7 nights on this ship which were fantastic, but did the 5 day land tour from Anchorage to Denali and returned to the ship in Whittier by train. Everything was perfectly organized, and Princess took care of our every ... Read more
surelyacollectible
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
I always do a lot of research before any vacation. I found that Princess (Crown) goes through Glacier Bay - which many do not. It was our first cruise, and I had read many not-so-positive reviews about the wear and tear of the Crown, the ... Read more
SCMountaineer
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are long time Princess cruisers, with Platinum Captain's Circle status. This is going to sound like a negative review, and I don't mean for it to. If I were brand new to cruising, I would have had only glowing things to say about our ... Read more
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