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1,852 Princess Alaska Cruise Reviews
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abby032
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 helpful votes
Buffet food was almost uneatable. Breakfast was by fare the worst. Food in main dinning was not much better. In fact the soups were cold, bread was hard and general taste of the main course just not what you would expect.. The coffee was ... Read more
mjbayer32
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
I took this cruise with two family members. For two of us this was our 2nd cruise (first on Princess) and the third person it was their first cruise ever. We all had been wanting to do an Alaskan cruise and Princess was chosen for price ... Read more
djdd2@juno.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise - a little pricey but this was Alaska. Stayed in a mini suite allowing us more room with a full size tub. Our Steward [Ricky] was excellent and attentive. The food in the main dining room was excellent ... Read more
vickiduncan1987@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and I suggest to all to travel to Alaska on whichever cruise line fits your taste. Alaska was breath taking and surreal in August. We were wearing jackets off of the boat on the excursions. We flew into Vancouver ... Read more
Okauchee
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Thanks to cruise critic reviewers advice, our group of four adults had an enjoyable vacation in Alaska. We did a connoisseur package, 7 night cruise north from Vancouver then did the land portion for 5 nights. Two nights at Denali ... Read more
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Gfindlan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1.We enjoyed our meals in the Horizon Grill (buffet). Service was good and the view out of the large floor to ceiling windows was fantastic. Salad and fruits were very fresh – impressive considering that we were on the Alaska cruise. ... Read more
Elegant88
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I had always heard the Alaska cruise was wonderful and wanted to experience the raw beauty of Alaska. It is gorgeous and pristine. I traveled with a friend as our husband's did not want to go. We decided to spend two days in Seattle ... Read more
lisab514
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised 8 times now, (only 2 not on Princess) and truly love, love, love Alaska so we decided we'd go this year and leave out of San Francisco a port we had not been to. We went a day early and stayed at the stately ... Read more
CruisinCadie
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
1,030 forum post
9 helpful votes
About us: We are a retired couple from northeast Ohio. Both of us were celebrating our 70th birthdays as well as our 48th wedding anniversary. We traveled with our daughter and her boyfriend, a late 40's/early 50's couple of ... Read more
gorilla1964
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because the price was good and it was the destination I wanted to go . This was the first time I used princess and they were rated the best Alaskan cruise line so we chose them. Overall the cruise was pretty good with ... Read more
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Lunalu
Member Since 2014
1 review
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We love Princess and have never traveled on any other cruise line but it is time to update the Grand. The crew and staff were wonderful and I would give them 5 stars. A lot of buckets all around the boat. The food in the dining room ... Read more
Cruise Raider
Member Since 2006
17 reviews
5,310 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Background information: We are a couple in our mid 50's / early 60's traveling with my brother and his wife, both in their 50's. This was our 50th cruise, with over 20 cruises on Princess and our second time within a year on the Grand ... Read more
Cynthia9thCreasy
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because it came highly recommended by friends and family over the years. We opted to have the cruise company book our air, as we were traveling a fair distance and wanted to make sure we made the sailing time. ... Read more
tahoequeen21
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Do yourself a favor and spend 2-3 days before cruise in Vancouver! Such a beautiful city with very friendly people. Embarkation was interesting. A long journey through the Convention Center. We were told to get there later due to ... Read more
Squonk63
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My wife retired earlier this year, and she wanted either to go to Alaska or to go on a cruise...so we did both. We opted to leave from Vancouver so we'd have less time on the open ocean than if we'd sailed from San Francisco. The ship ... Read more
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liathal
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I wished to travel to Alaska, so after a couple of years of thinking of it I chose an organized trip that offered this possibility… a very pleasant cruise that would take me to Alaska. For me the time spent offshore was too ... Read more
raymond gribble
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Cruise to Alaska.....The main dining food was not the greatest. Most Food lacked tastefulness, Very Bland. Also, on our main formal night , The lobster tail and shrimp was very good. However, the vegetable was asparagus. We received 2 ... Read more
akronmaid
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Great cruise, my third on this line, and first on this ship. Princess does a great job on the Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary. Dining was excellent. We had reserved dining at the early seating and really enjoyed meeting our ... Read more
7_OUT
Member Since 2009
1 review
123 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
We took our 7-yr-old granddaughter on her first cruise. She loved it and we loved it through her eyes! (This was my 4th trip to Alaska.) She loved the Pelican Group activities. Michael, the naturalist was great. It was an enjoyable ... Read more
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Aliyah17
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Here's a review for people who don't consider themselves "cruise people." We are quite well-traveled, never on organized tours, but thought this was the best way to see Alaska without having to kill myself planning. Did a RC ... Read more
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Tigs01
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The cruise ships was fine but two things let it down, poor food and pushy sales tactics. The food in the buffet restaurants looked good and had a good variety of choice but was pretty tasteless. The breakfast toast and bagels were kept ... Read more
ramin01
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took this cruise during 13th - 20th. I had my family including 2 teen boys with me. The itinerary was good. Your Room and Comfort: However the cabins smelled muggy/wet, and the bathrooms smelled like public restrooms. Beds were ... Read more
latindancer62
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
82 forum posts
5 helpful votes
As a very loyal X cruiser we chose this cruise as it was the only one where we did not have to disembark the day after our wedding anniversary and it allowed us to visit both Hubbard and Glacier Bay. X is not licensed to sail in GB. We ... Read more
biljeanr
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We choose this because of the itinerary; we had been in Alaska 20 years ago and wanted to visit the same spots again. Our favorite line, Oceania does not go where we wanted to go, so we choose Princess. Not a good decision. Boarding was ... Read more
Coco39
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
49 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because we like the at sea days as much as the port visit. glacier Bay was awesome, and the Park Rangers who boarded the ship were excellent. Sadly our weather was not great but we made the most of it. The Grand could ... Read more
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