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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
hpsobell
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We choose this cruise as we really wanted to see Japan and they had a great itinerary so you could experience the four major islands. We booked a Suite figuring if we are on for 16 days, we liked a larger balcony and stateroom. Quite ... Read more
tml1230
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
451 forum posts
we did this cruise as a B2B for 29 days ending in New York. The first part of the cruise was the British Isles and the second part Norway, Iceland and transatlantic.....what an incredible itinerary! I am still trying to figure out past ... 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
Cruise club
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Princess. We sailed on the Emerald Princess from Southampton on the 20th August with our Daughter son in law and two grandchildren aged 14 and 11. Embarkation was slow, as there were storms affecting the ... Read more
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ES5331
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Having read some of the reviews (after we had booked!) we were concerned that we had made the wrong choice - delighted to report that we had a wonderful cruise and would have happily stayed on the ship and replay the holiday again! ... 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
Bill Sarre
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First time cruisers, two adults, two children 11 and 9, interconnecting mini suites( not necessary but the booking is a long story) although I would do interconnecting rooms again, just smaller. Overall conclusion, this is akin to a ... Read more
UKliz
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Cruise ship- very good, Ports- excellent, weather - average for the region, Complaints-a few. We chose this cruise for our family of four including two teenagers because the dates suited our family and we wanted a UK or European ... Read more
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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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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
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
Faircomment
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Having sailed on the Sapphire and Emerald we dis not think we would be in for such a disappointment . MANY people had their rooms flooded, toilets not flushing, lack of hot water and the list goes on. Many mornings , early hours, there ... 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
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kanupriyahs
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise simply because this was what we were getting in the desired month for our desired destination and in our budget. It was our very first cruise ever. Everything was simply superb about the cruise. The service was ... 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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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
LATGVT12
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We have cruised extensively, this being our third British Isles Cruise, and our 19th Princess Cruise. We really enjoyed this trip. We had a total of eight family members travelling with us, from age 22 to age 84. We went a week early to ... 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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TheBimblersUK
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Our Second Cruise for the family, My wife, me and two girls (10 and 12) We cruised with the Norwegian Jade last year and enjoyed it so we thought we would try the Royal Princess around the Med. I am not going to comment on ports and the ... Read more
swindonswindon
Member Since 2016
1 review
44 helpful votes
We had a great holiday. I was grateful for all the help I found out on forums like this one beforehand so I wanted to leave behind some tips that would have helped me plan my holiday in the hope it will be useful for others. 1) ... Read more
Geezer Jim
Member Since 2002
1 review
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise at the last minute, well only 6 weeks prior to cruising. We were on the Crown Princess because there were 2 cabins, a balcony and an interior across the hall from each other which was a requirement since we were ... Read more
matthewbaty
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise as a couple, and our second cruise as a family with 2 children (aged 7 and 5). Our two previous cruises were with Royal Caribbean to Alaska and the Baltics respectively. We chose Norway and the Fjords for 3 main ... Read more
smholt1226
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it was one of a few that went north from Vancouver to Anchorage and we wanted a midsize ship with a balcony rooms that left on a specific date. After reading the reviews on Princess, we felt it was the right ... Read more
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