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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2032 reviews
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An interesting but satisfactory cruise to celebrate our anniversary

Review for Crown Princess to Alaska
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cruisinbill
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2016
Cabin: Balcony
Crown Princess in Juneau. Photo taken from gondola of Mt. Roberts Tram.

Background

My spouse booked this cruise in celebration of our 45th anniversary. We have cruised with Princess before and our last time was in 2011 on the Diamond Princess, also to Alaska. This was my 4th and my spouse’s 3rd cruise to Alaska. This was also our first cruise from Seattle and it was round trip; our other Alaska cruises have always been northbound from Vancouver to either Seward or Whittier.

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Balcony

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Our room was a basic balcony stateroom, A215, on the Aloha deck. It is small, however, well laid out for the space. It consists of a compact three-piece washroom on the left with a tiny (and we do mean tiny) shower stall (dark when the curtain was drawn). Just outside is a closet housing shelves and the room safe, and opposite is a large open closet with top shelf. The bed was configured to queen and was OK, but not particularly comfortable; apparently it will be a few years before this ship receives the new Princess Luxury Bed. There are bedside tables with fixed lamps, a desk/drawer unit and mirror with two 110-v outlets and a hair dryer, a corner unit with a flat screen TV on top, an open shelf area below, and a mini-fridge in an enclosed cabinet. The fridge never did cool very well and the top of the cabinet became very warm – don’t place anything on top that you do not want to get warm, like Godiva chocolates! There is a sliding door onto a small balcony equipped with two lounge chairs and a small table. The balcony overlooks all the other balconies below. Environmental control was very good and easy to use. Numerous light switches are located throughout the room.

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