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Given 3 weeks notice to book a lifelong dream of cruising Alaska, we made the best of it. We left our 3 children at home with the grandparents, and had a much deserved getaway, adults only, to Alaska. We flew from Florida the day before, and spent the night in Anchorage which was expensive. We then took a Princess charter bus to Whittier, where we walked off the bus, walked into the terminal which was empty, and walked right on to the ship. It was the easiest embarkation we ever experienced. The food was typical buffet food. They do offer several varieties for each meal, however it seemed just average. The ship itself, seemed to be in nice condition. My thoughts are Princess attracts the elderly crowd, as the entertainment was geared for the elderly. I think the average age was in their 70-80's. We found the pizza on the pool deck to be very good, and found ourselves there almost every day for lunch, after walking through the buffet.The comedy show was the best show we saw on this trip. He was funny, and picked on anyone walking in late or anyone sitting up front. We had late dinner, which was recommended to me, so we could enjoy each port without having to rush back for dinner. This was a great tip.

Crown Princess 7/26 Whittier to Vancouver

Crown Princess Cruise Review by jpug22

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2014
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Given 3 weeks notice to book a lifelong dream of cruising Alaska, we made the best of it. We left our 3 children at home with the grandparents, and had a much deserved getaway, adults only, to Alaska. We flew from Florida the day before, and spent the night in Anchorage which was expensive. We then took a Princess charter bus to Whittier, where we walked off the bus, walked into the terminal which was empty, and walked right on to the ship. It was the easiest embarkation we ever experienced.
The food was typical buffet food. They do offer several varieties for each meal, however it seemed just average. The ship itself, seemed to be in nice condition. My thoughts are Princess attracts the elderly crowd, as the entertainment was geared for the elderly. I think the average age was in their 70-80's. We found the pizza on the pool deck to be very good, and found ourselves there almost every day for lunch, after walking through the buffet.The comedy show was the best show we saw on this trip. He was funny, and picked on anyone walking in late or anyone sitting up front. We had late dinner, which was recommended to me, so we could enjoy each port without having to rush back for dinner. This was a great tip.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BA R701
We got a balcony room in the aft of the ship, and we were pleasantly surprised of the layout of the room. Plenty of room to hang clothing in an open style closet. The bathroom seemed a bit bigger than what we are used to on Royal Caribbean, however our toilet had issues of not flushing. After several calls, we were told to try flushing, and if it didn't flush, it would flush within an hour. Seemed odd, however while sitting on our balcony, we would hear the toilet finally flush. We also learned to use the sink stopper to prevent the bathroom from smelling like a sewer, as the gases would come up through the sink drain. The balcony itself was incredible with the spectacular views.
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