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Just finished a week long Alaska cruise with mixed results. Food was great. Live entertainment was a disappointment. Major issue was an excursion booked thru Princess, to see the butchart gardens in Victoria. Layover in Victoria was only 4 hours starting at 7pm. By the time busses were loaded, it was 8pm. Arrived at Butchart gardens in the dark at 9pm. Had to be back on buses by 10pm to get back to ship by 11pm. Minimal lighting on walkways at garden, but the gardens were in the dark. A total ripe off by Princess. Otherwise, we were pleased with cruise. This was our second Alaska Cruise with Princess in the past two years and I'd go again. We sailed out of Seattle this time and returned to Seattle. Hotels in Seattle are expensive in the downtown area so plan accordingly.

Shame on Princess

Crown Princess Cruise Review by tlewi999

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  • Sail Date: September 2015
  • Destination: Alaska
Just finished a week long Alaska cruise with mixed results. Food was great. Live entertainment was a disappointment. Major issue was an excursion booked thru Princess, to see the butchart gardens in Victoria. Layover in Victoria was only 4 hours starting at 7pm.

By the time busses were loaded, it was 8pm. Arrived at Butchart gardens in the dark at 9pm.

Had to be back on buses by 10pm to get back to ship by 11pm. Minimal lighting on walkways at garden, but the gardens were in the dark. A total ripe off by Princess.

Otherwise, we were pleased with cruise. This was our second Alaska Cruise with Princess in the past two years and I'd go again. We sailed out of Seattle this time and returned to Seattle.

Hotels in Seattle are expensive in the downtown area so plan accordingly.
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