Star Princess Cruise Review by jeannes1
- Sail Date: May 2012
- Destination: Alaska
- Cabin Type: Balcony
Having been to Alaska a few times before we thought we should really try the cruise route. Who better to do so with than Princess? According to us and the folks we talked with on board, no one does it better. We really enjoy the ambience and appreciate the slightly more mature passenger set.
One thing, I felt that the designated smoking area on the Neptune deck was really neglected to the point of almost always being dirty???
Wistful about balcony smoking. Enough!.
This is a SHORT cruise. Port times of 6hrs or less.
Seattle dock 3 miles out of downtown was disappointing.
Yes, it was cold and rainy but it wouldn"t be May in Alaska if it wasn't!
I say go now and avoid the crowds not to mention, people are still happy to see tourists.
Same deck as the pook areas and Horizon court so very easy access.
Minimal traffic in the hall.
Lots of stomping overhead and I don't know why. No cabins overhead.
Secluded with the whole ocean outside your balcony. Yes, we did the buff thang!
Ample space with the beds converted to queen.
Good water pressure. Lots of hot water.
Potable water until the last day when it had a decidedly chlorine aftertaste.
Drawback - being at the end of the steward's list of things to do can get.
He actually told us he didn't replace out pool towels because he ran out before he got to our room. What?
We'd love this room again!
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