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1,571 Princess Alaska Cruise Reviews

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pmgoff
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just got back from our cruise from Seattle to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway Alaska, over 7 days on the Ruby Princess. Overall, we were very happy with the Cruise. Embarkation and debarkation was the easiest we had experienced. The ship ... Read more
Rebel2386
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
447 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise to Alaska, third on a Princess ship, and most likely our last cruise on Princess. The Golden, like so many ships in the Princess fleet, is an older ship. Even though it was recently refurbished it still needs a ... Read more
pzg1228
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Getting aboard and to the balcony room went smoothly and we had a great room steward. His care and attention were great and the room was always kept clean and stocked with fresh towels. We went to get our first meals and that is when ... Read more
joybob12
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It is difficult to write this review. My husband and I are not huge fans of cruises. We have only done one other cruise before this one to the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean. We really wanted to see the glaciers and this trip seemed to ... Read more
wbusher
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 7th cruise, previously we have cruised on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian - it was also our most expensive cruise. We did the 4 day on-land tour prior to the cruise and overall our experiences with the Fairbanks and ... Read more

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PharmacyRx
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
109 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our 4th cruise to Alaska and we stayed prior to our sail date in Anchorage at the Captain Cook Hotel as part of our Princess package with hotel and transfers to the ship. The hotel was very nice, Anchorage is an easy town to walk about and ... Read more
Cruise XYZ
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
How can you say anything bad about sailing to Alaska. Fortunately the glaciers we visited were spectacular but the ship left much to be desired. We were on Deck 11 and right by an elevator so it should have been easy to go up to Deck 14 ... Read more
Roninmonk
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Us We are working on our bucket list and Alaska was on there. We researched over a long period and were torn between this and some of the “elite-class” cruises as we tend to like a higher end experience. We have only been on ... Read more
SteelMagnolia9
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
310 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise on Princess and my first trip to Alaska. I am a middle-aged female and was traveling with a middle-aged female friend. We selected Princess based upon my travel agent's recommendation. We decided on the Pacific ... Read more
SJCruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Embarkation was smooth and efficient. We were checked in and in our stateroom in 30 minutes. Ketchikan The Totem Pole tour was both interesting and informative. The Lumberjack Show was occasionally cheesy, highly ... Read more

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mrshammer
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I went on a 7 day Alaskan cruise on the Princess Ruby. We LOVED this ship. Our cabin was large and the queen size bed was VERY comfortable. Our favorite part of the cabin was the balcony, a must have on an Alaskan ... Read more
PrometheusOC
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Generally a poor cruising experience, thank goodness Alaska is gorgeous. First, why they got 2 stars: 1) Staff was very friendly, the person taking care of our room was great. 2) One very good meal at one of the ship's premium ... Read more
tashao9
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have the most amazing experience with the Grand Princess. As we arrived at the port, there were long lines but that is to be expected. We had no issues getting onboard the ship and maybe an hour after, we got on our luggage was already ... Read more
Tompep
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This was our 2nd Princess cruise to Alaska, the first with our 2 teens (13 and 14). In July, there were plenty of other teenagers, 163 registered for the teen program ages 13-17. There were lots of extended family groups, and probably a ... Read more
crabshel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The service was horrible (some just plain rude), food was mediocre, smallest bathroom of any cruise ship I have been on (we had a balcony room), and the activities were all geared towards older folks and those who want to spend money on ... Read more

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VicMackey
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This is my second cruise with Princess and third overall. I cruised Princess two years ago (Sapphire) and had some serious issues with wheelchair accessibility. Based on Princess indicating that was not the norm and the rave reviews of ... Read more
panoramaofthepast
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
1,578 forum post
3 helpful votes
There have been some negative comments about Crown Princess, but we thought the ship was great! The staff was friendly and efficient and the ship was very clean! Overall, we highly recommend this ship. Embarkation - smooth! We used ... Read more
Aiken Kathy
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th Princess cruise, 9th overall. After a 4 night Alaska land tour, we boarded the ship in Whittier. A unique experience was having "Princess Cruise Ladies" board the train from Denali and process our documents so ... Read more
3TinksAndAnEeyore
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. Ever. That said, I don't have other boats or cruise lines to compare with my experience on the Golden Princess, but I can now definitely be counted a definite cruise lover. While my family will always enjoy ... Read more
Ima Cruiser
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
194 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was my first Alaska cruise and while the scenery was great, there were a few sea days that were too cold on deck to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately about 75% of the indoor sea day activities revolved around selling stuff ... Read more

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Rsun
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Our family went on the Alaska Inside Passage cruise from Seattle, with 20 people (12 adults and 8 children) taking up 10 cabins on the Aloha deck. On ship amenities, having taken other cruises before, the Ruby Princess did not strike ... Read more
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db7425
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
Enjoyed every aspect of the cruise. Flew into to Seattle. Booked flights on our own and not through Princess. Took Rodeway Seatec Shuttle bus from airport to motel. Note. This motel while rather old met our needs and allowed 5 to a room, ... Read more
catstormy
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship overall was very nice, some what dated but clean and very large. I did not even feel like I was on a ship. I took a lot of medication just in case because I can get car sick but did not need it one time. The service was awesome, ... Read more
RobertoF
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
73 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our third cruise with Princess and first to Alaska. Neither disappointed. The Star is similar in size and layout to many of the other Princess ships. It is by no means a luxury ship, but the ship is not the star here. This ... Read more
CruisingMommyT
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The grandparents offered to watch the kids so my husband and I could go on a vacation this summer. We've been on several cruises, and my husband has never been to Alaska, so we figured it was time. We flew into the Anchorage airport the ... Read more

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