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677 Princess Vancouver Cruise Reviews
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nanabananna
Member Since 2014
1 review
471 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are Sandra age 60 and Victor age 64 from Shreveport, Louisiana. Cruising on the Star Princess to me, was nice, with the execption of the mattress.. After we spoke with our room steward the next morning that was corrected and ... Read more
eaglealan
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We are an experienced middle-age couple who have traveled the world, and written lots of good and some bad reviews. So here is our review of our Princess Cruise from Vancouver to Alaska. I pre-purchased several items to surprise my wife ... Read more
AZGolfingGrandma
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was a "bucket list" trip for my husband and me. We added a 7-day land tour to get as much of the Alaska experience as possible. The ship, crew, excursions and glacier views were awesome. Our Star Princess Aloha deck balcony ... Read more
soexcited1964
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This ship wasn't our choice. It was part of a scenic trip. The ship itself is lovely but it does need refurbishing. Our cabin was on deck 11 Baja 709. Good place on ship. Dining was great. Was not rapped in the restaurant. The Amalfi - It ... Read more
BC-er
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a 'mother & daughter" get away. Just one day from Vancouver to Seattle then returning on the Quick Shuttle back to Vancouver. Boarding took a long time but the problem was the US customs trying to clear a 'gazillion' ... Read more
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ckroy
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are 30 year Alaska residents and live in the Interior. We chose this cruise to explore the Southeast part of the state as we have never visited it before. We arrived on our first visit to Vancouver the day prior and explored the ... Read more
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Peetee
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
162 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had cruised SF to Sydney in 2011 and loved it. We decided to do this one in reverse of that one. We enjoy repositioning cruises. When asked what is our favorite place to visit. We always say Bora Bora and Moorea. Doing this a ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Peetee, we're glad you enjoyed your Emerald ... Read more
Cindy132000
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Was a 4 hour wait just to get on the boat, therefore we hardly had anytime to enjoy the amenities. During the 4 hour wait partially we were in an area where there were no seats, no water, no food. My husband actually left as he is not ... Read more
JimChar
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
We didn't realise the size of it (2900+ passengers) until the massive wait for tenders. They also allowed smoking on the upper deck front, where those 2nd hand smoke from inconsiderate travellers blows into our face at the open deck and ... Read more
LilyRose761
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We wanted to see Sitka, and it was wonderful. However, the excursion we were on couldn't go to one place that was advertised, because it is always closed on Mondays. We asked for, and received a partial refund. The telephone receptionist ... Read more
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Coxswain49
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
Overall Princess standards although still high have fallen. This was a relocatoipn criuise so that maybe the reason. We found that most staff seem to go through the motions,so except for your cabin steward don't expect them to go mout ... Read more
freebird nj
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have long wanted to see Alaska and this was a convenient Drop-and-Go opportunity. Unfortunately, things were pretty disorganized, starting with a completely chaotic embarkation process in Vancouver. To make things worse, one of us uses ... Read more
csherriff
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Embarkation in Vancouver was a gong show. It took almost 3 1/2 hours to get on the ship due to the border security being overwhelmed by the number of ships in port. Ship did not sail until after 7 PM (originally scheduled for 4:30 ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
We’re disappointed to learn of your frustrating ... Read more
Journey_On
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We had a wonderful time sailing with Princess Cruises. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly and efficiently. We had an inside cabin (A319), which was simple but met all our needs. We loved that our stateroom was one floor ... Read more
gurusuami
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have traveled on both the Allure and Oasis of the Seas with RCI and Solstice and Millennium with Celebrity. Compared to them Princess is unfortunately a way way distant last. First and foremost the quality of the cooking in the main ... Read more
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Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
1 forum post
23 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 45th cruise ... only the second with Princess. 4 days from LA to Vancouver. First time we had a walk-in closet in an interior cabin. Outstanding bed - well appointed room. The entertainment on this ship was fabulous. ... Read more
Scotchs Mom
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
The cabin was fine and the beds were comfortable. The closet was large but it did not have enough hangers. Glad I took foldable plastic ones. They came in really handy. We had ordered kosher meals but they were not served with plastic ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Scotchs Mom, thank you for your feedback ... Read more
Lightning16
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Alaska is a spectacular place. By land, sea or air, it is unbelievable. This review does not reflect Alaska whatsoever. This review is strictly about the Island Princess ship I went to Alaska the year before on Royal Caribbean. What a ... Read more
Namman
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
There were a few hiccups on this cruise which made it rather sub par. The biggest issue I had with Star Princess is the near total lack of catering for vegans. There were absolutely no Vegans meals on any menu. Luckily I had ... Read more
The Budge
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We have sailed on four different Princess ships and can’t fault the food, entertainment and service on any of their ships. That includes our recent trip on the Coral Princess. This sailing was part of a Princess Land/Cruise tour that ... Read more
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talltex3
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Star Princess and we loved them both. My wife and I are both Platinum members and love the Princess Cruise line. As said in previous reviews the Star is by far our favorite. Some Crew and the Captain had ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi talltex3, we're glad to hear that our ... Read more
jshane111
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We have cruised Princess several times before and were happy with their product. However, this time things were definitely different. First, Vancouver was total unprepared for the start of the cruise season (not Princesses fault). They ... Read more
Fubob
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
4 hours to board in Vancouver was terrible , 3 cruise ships all loading at the same time I would avoid this at all costs . When you get on board you get a letter warning you of the Zika virus , there are handwashing stations at every ... Read more
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sunshine755
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
160 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise to get a feel of what Princess is all about. We have an Hawaii cruise booked with them and since this is our first time sailing with Princess, we thought we would take this mini cruise to get our feet wet with Princess ... Read more
proudmama53
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
35 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise because who wouldn't want to go to Hawaii?! And, with 5 days at sea each way, we were guaranteed lots of rest and relaxation. We got into Vancouver 1 day early, which allowed for some good exploring of ... Read more
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