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Anchorage to Alaska Princess Cruise Reviews

Princess
Ship
Alaska
Anchorage

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Excellent

80

Very Good

53

Average

35

Poor

23

Terrible

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23 Anchorage to Alaska Princess Cruise Reviews


MisterDiodes avatar

MisterDiodes

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Alaska is GREAT - Princess not so much

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I have to say straight away that the natural beauty of Alaska is GREAT, and reading the following review should not deter anyone from going to see such a wonderful place. Looking over the side of the ship to see ...
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Sail Date September 2019


LesaD avatar

LesaD

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wasted Money

Our travel agent recommended Princess and we chose it because the travel dates worked the best for our schedules. This was our first cruise. We took a train from Denali to Whittier where we boarded the ship. The ...
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Sail Date August 2019


ibchick avatar

ibchick

1 Review Written

Disappointed

This was our first cruise and it was a little disappointing. My expectations were sorely not met. The embarkation was very confusing. We were not given any direction upon boarding and were handed papers without ...
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Sail Date August 2019


dkb cruiser avatar

dkb cruiser

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Itinerary was great! Food Terrible!

We always wanted to try Princess...when friends asked us to join them on Princess we jumped at the chance. First the good: Itinerary was great...especially the Hubbard glacier and Glacier Bay Park. Really ...
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Sail Date July 2019


wellstar avatar

wellstar

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Meh. find a better ship for the money

The itinerary and stops were great but the ship seems to be a little tired overall and maybe not the best value for the buck. So my vacation started with three days in Anchorage on my own.At this time the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Judgeirv avatar

Judgeirv

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing ship and crew, good itinerary

Seems like every exposure to crew staff included someone trying to up sell you . Be it waiters pushing bottled water and drinks , photographers constantly grabbing you for photos to spa staff pressuring you to sign ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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firecrackerbly

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska - Fairbanks, Double Denali, Mt. McKinley, Wittier to Vancouver

I am glad we were booked on a small ship and were able to cruise Glacier Bay, but we will never cruise with Princess again. The ship is in desperate need of a complete overhaul. Everything was old and outdated. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


kitchendav avatar

kitchendav

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not for young adults

Five travelers ages 58,57,56,22,21. Enjoyed the ports in Alaska and the accommodations were perfect (balcony/suite). There were few activities during the day (unless you like trivia) and the evening entertainment ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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lee.harrison

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

One Screw Up Left a Bad Taste in My Mouth

This was a tour cruise which started in Anchorage, moved to McKinley Lodge, then to Denali Lodge, then back to Whittier by train to board the Star Princess. We booked all land and at sea excursions through Princess ...
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Sail Date July 2018


509ers avatar

509ers

13 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Golden Princess - Cruise/Tour - Cruise Portion Fell Short Of Our Expectations

This is a very long review with a lot of detail. Summary: Golden Princess June 9, Inside Passage S/B Whittier AK to Vancouver BC Cabin B737 Aft Starboard Veranda Cabin This is our 4th Princess cruise - ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Terdferguson avatar

Terdferguson

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sewage princess

The majority of the boat smells of raw sewage. The boat is old and in need of refurbishment. Carpets and trim throughout seemed to be original (20 years old). Poor to mediocre service, its alarming how many staff ...
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Sail Date May 2018


moshnik avatar

moshnik

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Coral Princess Not a Good Experience

Horrible smell in the bathroom. We had to close the door to the bathroom so we would not smell it at night. Got very sick last day of cruise. One woman was in the hallway with a mask on and no one knew if she was ...
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Sail Date August 2016


Monermike avatar

Monermike

1 Review Written

Alaska is beautiful.

Never do Princess again. They made a mistake and overcharged us and said we would get an on board credit which I was ok with but it never happened. Ship staff could not help. When we got home Princess apologized ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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cuquimex5

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Never Again on Princess

Unable to see anything of Anchorage as we had to board a bus by 11 a.m. to take us to the ship, which departed at 8.50 p.m.. Embarkation was handled very well. Our cabin was adequate, but the shower was very small ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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wbusher

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise experience ever

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2015


lrichards avatar

lrichards

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

May not travel Princess again

This was our 5th Princess cruise and first to Alaska. We travelled from Anchorage to Vancouver in May and whilst the scenery and ports were great, the overall experience on Princess left me questioning if I want to ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Cabanaben

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Come Back Exhausted and Stressed

We just returned from a 2 week Land/Cruise Tour, arranged by Princess Cruises, to Alaska on the Grand Princess. Although we are experienced cruisers, this was our first time travelling with Princess. I must say our ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Homerpt avatar

Homerpt

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Poor cruiseline

We did not choose this line a travel agent picked. Have told the agaent not to book anyone else on this ship. Small balcony rooms, average food, strict formal nights, filthy windows,and the worse septic tank ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Keuch avatar

Keuch

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A dining nightmare

Recommendation of a friend. Food in dining rooms was terrible. Every meal was cheap, bland, tough, tasteless...... Have not had chef boy r d gravy in 40 years! Waiter warned us "don't get the lobster" on lobster ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Rpeterson7

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Tired old ship

This ship either needs a major overhaul or to be retired from fleet. Carpet, paint, plumbing, cabinets,... all show a lot of wear. Sewer smells around ship were unacceptable. One daughter & fam had no hot water ...
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Sail Date June 2018


KB traveler avatar

KB traveler

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Food was disappointing

I have cruised on Princess before along with 6 other cruise lines. This was the most disappointing cruise to date. We upgraded to Club Class with anytime dining in a small intimate area. Frequently the food was cold ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Bcrim avatar

Bcrim

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Intruders rather than welcome guest

Expect a boat that is not only old but is in disrepair. There were multiple railings missing with straps as replacements. Inside our cabin a drawer and ceiling light was broken. Later in the cruise our door lock ...
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Sail Date June 2019


rmurphy91 avatar

rmurphy91

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overpriced

Price at booking was inflated, service was lackluster and the cruise facilities were average but a bit dated. Every little thing was an additional fee. Steak at dinner? $30 extra. Fitness classes? $12-$20 extra. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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