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glank41
Member Since 2016
1 review
We actually went on the 13 day excursion, spending the first 6 nights on land. We arrived in Fairbanks and were happy we did land then sea. The rooms and lodge was nice with a shuttle into Fairbanks. We did the included Riverboat and ... Read more
Bognor
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We previously did a similar cruise on the Golden Princess in 2011, a round trip to Glacier Bay from Seattle. As previously - we enjoyed the ship, the entertainment, the food, the organisation, the itinerary and the specialist naturalists ... Read more
grinchychick
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I've always dreamed of a cruise to Alaska. I booked the Pan Pacific in Vancouver to make this an easy trip. The ship was a pretty perfect layout for weather, lots of room on deck 7 outside but away from the weather. Balcony cabin in the ... Read more
Cruiserdude11
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Grand is the oldest of the Grand class Princess ships being built in 1999 and it’s in great shape! Most everything was clean and shiny. The only area that looks worn is on the top deck where the Astroturf is coming up a little ... Read more
AG123456
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We were on Fiesta Deck 6 in a mini-suite for an Alaska cruise. It was the cruise from hell for us. I asked about cigarette and tobacco smoke, noise, and the walking deck above and I was told ALL issues had been corrected, which was a ... Read more
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SeniorB
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 50th Wedding Anniversary cruise. This was our 3rd cruise to Alaska and it was the best. The weather was just great. Our first port was Juneau and again the weather was nice. No rain and no coats required for us. The shopping ... Read more
Carnemom
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
46 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we are loyal Princess travelers, having completed 15+ cruises with the line, we had never been to Alaska, and we live in the Bay Area - what could be easier than sailing out of San Francisco? We have ... Read more
vein1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this Alaskan cruise because of the natural beauty reported by others and the convenience of sailing from San Francisco and returning to the same port with several days at sea on the way out and back providing time to relax either ... Read more
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carolsuehogan
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed our trip to Alaska on the Ruby Princess. It really did not feel like there were so many people, except when we had a limited time in port and then EVERYONE wanted to get off at the same time. Plenty of things to do, ... Read more
Looking4somethingspecial
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
People who say the food is good on this ship have very low standards! I went on this cruise expecting some really special dining and was SO disappointed. The coffee is colored water. I bought a coffee card due to this. Even then, I had to ... Read more
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srbrazil
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
We have sailed a number of times with PRINCESS and found the trips very enjoyable BUT this recent trip to ALASKA was very disappointing.. I will start with the + and then list the - of the trips. CHECK IN - In Seattle was great, no ... Read more
bearstrio
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
This was our first time on the Crown Princess. Our destination was Alaska - the Inside Passage. We flew into Seattle on embarkation day and utilized the transfer from the airport to the ship. It was somewhat chaotic with all the buses ... Read more
jandurahrahrah
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the dates/location. We had a group of 18 and a great time was had by all. It had the friendliest captain I've ever seen! The staff was also just as friendly! It made for a great trip. Also, we have been ... Read more
retsofmamie
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sixth cruise with Princess. Did the Southbound Voyage of the Glaciers from Whittier to Vancouver. Top two cruises with Princess. Coral Princess could use a face lift but overall a nice ship with the usual nice shopping areas and ... Read more
Khaleesi1976
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I choose this particular cruise line based on reviews. My destination was to Alaska, regardless of which boat to take. However, after having sailed on Norwegian and Carnival, I opted to go with Princess based on the grander scale everyone ... Read more
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Djazzbro1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I chose the Star Princess for our cruise to Alaska. After reviewing other lines we decided that the itinerary was the best on Princess. We have sailed Princess before and had a very positive experience. While the Star ... Read more
RayW
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Why did we take this cruise? 1. Window cabin was only about $40 more than the cheapest interior. 2. Wanted to see the glaciers, 3. Needed to burn some leave, and 4. Crown was a decent ship the last time we sailed on her. Boarding and ... Read more
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teenad
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose Princess after reading good reviews, and because they are known for their Alaska cruises. Unfortunately we won't be travelling with Princess again. We were very disappointed in the level of service. We have travelled with ... Read more
TheMalibuArtist
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I have cruised 4 times with Princess. Twice on the Grand, once on the Dawn and now the Coral. Although I've never been unhappy with any of the experiences aboard a Princess ship I must say the Coral experience was most certainly the best. ... Read more
lhmdlm65
Member Since 2006
1 review
450 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose to take this cruise because we were going to Fairbanks, AK to visit our nephew. It was a pleasant, relaxing way to travel. The food was good, as usual and we found a waiter, Robert, from Romania, who made our mealtimes enjoyable. ... Read more
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sew4u
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our travel agent told us Princess did Alaska the best, so we chose a 3 day land tour and 7 day cruise. We had no problem boarding the ship; check-in was done while we were on the rail car from Denali. We had our cruise cards in hand as ... Read more
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kboldt
Member Since 2016
1 review
We've been on seven cruises, including this cruise - five Carnival and one Celebrity. I expected much more from Princess - they're supposed to be top of the line. The food selection was poor. If you don't like fish, you options are ... Read more
nocruise9
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Ship and towns (Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway) are a giant vacuum cleaner for your last cent. Consider the cruise either as transport to additional pay-for tours, or a temporary hold on mundane concerns. There is little to see from the ... Read more
Kathylou
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We went with a group from our local senior center. We had not sailed with Princess before and looked forward to the experience. We were impressed with how fast the boarding procedure went - fast and no long lines! The service on the ship ... Read more
everettma
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
My husband worked long and hard to see that we had the best experience on this Alaska cruise...and it was wonderful. I thought I would share some things that might help other travelers. We flew from LAX to Seattle...baggage claim a ... Read more
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