1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose Princess because we wanted to go Direct to the Wilderness to Alaska from Vancouver. Upgrades were part of the incentives at the time of our booking. Sure enough about 1 1/2 weeks before our sail date we were upgraded to balcony ... Read More
We chose Princess because we wanted to go Direct to the Wilderness to Alaska from Vancouver. Upgrades were part of the incentives at the time of our booking. Sure enough about 1 1/2 weeks before our sail date we were upgraded to balcony rooms (we were 3 couples, linked together). Our room steward unlocked the doors between us and we were able to hang out together easily! It was the best thing that could have happened for our trip. We were able to enjoy the glaciers and other sites right from our balcony. Definitely recommend! Also, luggage was transferred for us to each place and arrived exactly where it needed to be. Princess made it extremely easy to go from one port to the next. The offered excursions were fantastic! Our trip went off without a hitch!!! The staff was outstanding. If you are planning a trip to Alaska, book with Princess. You won't be disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We have cruised many times in the past and first time on Princess. We were on the Coral Princess out of Vancouver. We loved spending some time in Vancouver which is a beautiful city. Embarkation and disembarkation were efficient and well ... Read More
We have cruised many times in the past and first time on Princess. We were on the Coral Princess out of Vancouver. We loved spending some time in Vancouver which is a beautiful city. Embarkation and disembarkation were efficient and well organized. The ship was nice and I believe was reconditioned in recent years. It was very clean with many nice public areas. Cleanliness on the ship was obviously a priority for Princess which was much appreciated by all those on board. Our cabin was a smaller suite with a balcony. Highly recommend balconies on any cruise but especially in Alaska because of all of the viewing opportunities of mountains, glaciers and wildlife. We chose anytime dining for dinner and I would say the quality of food throughout the ship was about average for cruise fare. Plenty of food options at almost anytime of the day. Nice entertainment options during the day and evening. Very pleased with the service throughout the ship. Ports and excursions were excellent. We chose several excursions though Princess and they were well organized. Part of the decision to go with Princess was due to the day in Glacier Bay. I would highly recommend cruising through Glacier Bay so check this out on cruise itineraries. We also did the land tour to Denali after the cruise. Even the train from Whittier, AK to Denali also arranged by Princess was fantastic. It was very comfortable with great views, staff and food. Very impressed with the cruise and land tour including all transfers. Highly recommend Princess and specifically, this cruise itinerary. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Alaska was the 50th state to visit. The Coral Princess was a perfect size ship. We also like the itinerary and number of days for the cruise and land tour. Our cabin was very nice and clean and our steward, Toffy, was very attentive. ... Read More
Alaska was the 50th state to visit. The Coral Princess was a perfect size ship. We also like the itinerary and number of days for the cruise and land tour. Our cabin was very nice and clean and our steward, Toffy, was very attentive. We chose the early seating for dining which was perfect. Our wait staff, Gary and his assistant, were wonderful and remembered what we had ordered from previous days (even when we changed seats with our friends at the table.). We enjoyed the variety of food both at the sit down meals and the buffet lines. The Alaska North talks were interesting; however, one person read his notes which told me he wasn’t that well informed. Our favorite part of the cruise was College Fjord and the views along with wildlife. We had a balcony which added so much to our experience. We could sit outside and watch the scenery and the wildlife. One day I went to Lotus Spa for a facial. This was my most disappointing part of the cruise! I found out Lotus Spa is not Princess owned. I booked online before we left home and the price listed was not what I was charged. They said the facial I booked they did not offer so I was upgraded....yes, money upgraded also. I complained and was reimbursed for the overcharge. The technician was very good! I had a good experience with Hemna. BUT Princess should not list a certain procedure with a price that is not accurate. Very disappointing. I even complained to the Passenger Service Desk and suggested the ship check their facts before listing on extra things they offer. The train to Denali was outstanding. We saw Denali which was amazing. The Denali Princess Lodge was nice and the Wilderness Tundra tour was exceptional. Our guide/driver was so knowledgeable and told us about the park, wildlife, and landscape for 9 hours. This tour was well worth the cost! Whenever he or we saw wildlife or something interesting, he would stop the bus for a closer look. It was a cloudy day so we only saw a portion of Denali during this tour, but thank goodness we did get our view the day before. I encourage others to take this cruise! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We have cruised with Princess before and loved the experience, we were disappointed with the suite. We had a wonderful time and plan to cruise with Princess again. We are hoping the next time will be better. Our wait staff in the dining ... Read More
We have cruised with Princess before and loved the experience, we were disappointed with the suite. We had a wonderful time and plan to cruise with Princess again. We are hoping the next time will be better. Our wait staff in the dining room was very accommodating and treated us like royalty. We enjoyed Sabatini’s very much! We reported problems with our suite but the problems were never addressed. Fridge did not keep our drinks cool. Bathtub did not drain and the remotes did not work. The food was mediocre. The spa staff was pushy. I don’t want to use any spa services again because of this. Loved the fresh fruit in our suite. Please quit trying to sell spa products and make sure the suite is in excellent condition. The sauna was 120 degrees and made the fire extinguishers go off. The thermal spa beds felt great otherwise. Thank you! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
The Princess cruise was our friend's suggestion, and the six of us were totally happy with it - we all had a wonderful, memorable time! I was happily surprised at the crew and staff's friendliness and helpfulness. The food, sights, ... Read More
The Princess cruise was our friend's suggestion, and the six of us were totally happy with it - we all had a wonderful, memorable time! I was happily surprised at the crew and staff's friendliness and helpfulness. The food, sights, entertainment, and everything else were excellent. The only fault I noticed was a door latch that needed some attention on the top, outside deck. This is a commendation, considering the complexity of the ship and that everything else about it was in perfect... er... a... shipshape! We especially liked the close encounters with huge, ancient glaciers, which were complimented by an on-board naturalist expounding on what we were seeing over the ship's loudspeakers. The captain made it even better by turning the ship slowly, full circle to give everyone a full view. God helped by giving us mostly sunny days, especially at the glaciers. I totally recommend this cruise to anyone looking for a fantastic vacation you will never forget. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
This cruise was very well organized, especially embarkation when the crew directed us to our cabin right from the start. Our cabin was clean and well kept and peaceful. Having a room with a balcony was amazing because we could sit ... Read More
This cruise was very well organized, especially embarkation when the crew directed us to our cabin right from the start. Our cabin was clean and well kept and peaceful. Having a room with a balcony was amazing because we could sit outside and enjoy the views, especially of the glaciers and the icebergs, and the wildlife. We enjoyed the dining experience from choices of food, to wait-staff, to timeliness of service. We especially enjoyed the music of Ad Libitum Trio, who were a classically trained trio of musicians. They played the sweetest, most upbeat and soulfull music every evening and we became big followers of them while on board. Their CD is amazing. We also attended several presentations by National Park Rangers, the resident artist, the chefs with a tour through one of the galleys, and the musical Encore. We had great weather where we could view the glaciers and the landscapes during the cruise. Overall, we had a magnificient experience Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Loved Alaska and wanted to return. Chose Princess for the great kid's program! Princess is the best for Alaska. The berth locations were always close and convenient. The transfer from Anchorage to Whittier was more like a shore ... Read More
Loved Alaska and wanted to return. Chose Princess for the great kid's program! Princess is the best for Alaska. The berth locations were always close and convenient. The transfer from Anchorage to Whittier was more like a shore excursion with the driver being a native Alaskan and provided lots of great historical information and answered questions that we had about Alaska, Travel, Glaciers, Turnagin Arm, wildlife and port facts. Embarkation was easy with no lines and the staff was well prepared and friendly! We were on the ship in two hours after our flight arrived in Anchorage. The food in the dining room that night was great. The cabin was clean and comfortable. Good choices of television programs and movies for kids in the cabin and Movies Under The Stars. The ship was nice and in great condition. The officers and crew were all attentive and professional! Enjoyed their job not just completing tasks. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
I chose this cruise because I was invited to go with a group of friends who already booked. In addition I wanted to do the land portion as I had previously done a “cruise only” on Regents if the Sea. The ship was nice, but I ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I was invited to go with a group of friends who already booked. In addition I wanted to do the land portion as I had previously done a “cruise only” on Regents if the Sea. The ship was nice, but I felt it could have had a refresh. The two main dining rooms were very nice and the food was very good. The buffet was also good. We purchased the beverage package promotion and were satisfied with it. We also dined in two of the specialty restaurants that you had to pay an upcharge for - Bayou and Sabatini’s. I felt that their menus were nothing special and would not recommend spending the extra dollars to do so. One thing that bothered me onboard were the continuous sales pitches. Almost every onboard event had a sales pitch attached to it. The shore excursions were okay but the land excursions were better. Keep in mind that I had done shore excursions on my previous voyage. I would also recommend NOT using Princess ez air for your flights! It was a nightmare! My return flight completely changed mid-cruise and I was never notified and Princess still had the old itinerary listed on their computers! I only found out when I checked online with the airline while in port. The itinerary change was much longer on different routes and had me arriving back after midnight! There was another flight available that others in my group were on. The airline said they would change me at no additional cost, but Princess refused and wanted to charge me an additional $180 to change to a flight they offered! In the end all they offered me was $75 onboard credit towards a taxi fare! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
The scenery was great and met my expectations, the ship seems dated and could use a refresh, the food was inconsistent and of average quality, I will probably stick to other cruise lines if I have a choice. Examples: morning pasteries ... Read More
The scenery was great and met my expectations, the ship seems dated and could use a refresh, the food was inconsistent and of average quality, I will probably stick to other cruise lines if I have a choice. Examples: morning pasteries seem like the cam direct from the factory not the oven. they were stale and basically tasteless. the procedure for delivering omelets to the table in the morning is chaotic at best. the staff member needs to find your number flag to deliver to an unknown table in a sea of people, The (appears to be new) wash stations at the entry to the cafeteria has a waste bin for paper towels so small that it is almost unusable. Only one location for large plates at the entry to the cafeteria seems to be strange because there were several areas where additional plates could be available. Floor numbers are not clearly marked at the top of each floor, and elevators do not reach all floors so you often need to ride two elevators or move to a different part of the ship to get to a stairway that takes you to the next floor up or down. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
After many years of thinking of doing a cruise we decided to do the Inside passage which was only 7 days long with a 4 day Alaskan land content after the cruise. From the moment we embarked to the end of the land content everything ... Read More
After many years of thinking of doing a cruise we decided to do the Inside passage which was only 7 days long with a 4 day Alaskan land content after the cruise. From the moment we embarked to the end of the land content everything was so well organised by Princess and everything went very smoothly. We were found the Balcony cabin on deck 10 met our needs . Our room steward was very helpful and always greeted us by name and with a smile. We chose to eat in the buffet and found the choices plentiful for all meals. We we enjoyed the shows and also the lectures we went to. It was good to visit Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, after which we went to Glacier bay and College Fjord with was very relaxing sailing by Glaciers. After the cruise we were taken by train to Denali, the Natural history tour was part of the package and we were very luck to see Bears, Moose and Caribou. After a short coach trip we went to Mt Mckinley Wilderness lodge for one night , the lodge is in amazing location and were able to walk a few trails and were very lucky to have a couple of lovely warm sunny days where we could view Mt Denali with no clouds obscuring the mountain. We enjoy the Princess cruise so much we booked another one for to 2019 Read Less
Coral Princess Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.1
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 3.0 4.0
Enrichment 4.0 3.9
Service 4.0 4.5
Value For Money 4.0 4.1
Rates 4.0 4.2

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