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Princess offered the best itinary for my trip to Alaska. I had never sailed with Princess, so everything I have to say is based upon my experience on the Coral Princess sailing on 6/24 from Vancouver. Embarkation went very smoothly with plenty of people to direct passengers from Customs to boarding. Many people arrived early prior to the 12pm and had to wait in the loading area. But there was no problems and people accepted the wait. State rooms on the Coral are smaller then what I had expected. We had a state room with a balcony on the Caribe deck, deck 10. The bathroom Is what was so disappointing. In reality the bathroom is no bigger then a Class- B RV's restroom. If you are bigger then 6 ft, and weigh 200+, you're going to be in a deep hurt. Something needs to be done here. This is not a Criuse for foodies. While the food is very decent, it's not something you'd remember. The buffet--is a buffet, enough said. The two dining rooms are good, yet I felt the menu was limited. Service was good, much better then in the buffet dining area, especially for breakfast. Speciality Resturants are very good but at a price of $29/person.. That doesn't include wine or drinks and a Tip which is expected. The ports of call are what they are in Alaska. Too many jewelry shops, junk shops, and anything else intended to attract tourists. We found Skagway more interesting then other towns. Again, how many jewelry shops can a tourist handle before you begin to wonder am I in Alaska or the Diamond district of NY. Also don't forget the jewelry shops on board the ship. Entertainment, especially the stage productions, are very good. The young people of dancers and singers really do a good job to entertain. The Cruise Director really tries to make the trip fun for the passengers with various on board activities such as " The Voice of the Ocean and Dancing with the Princess Stars." Both were fun and entertaining. Overall the value is good for a 7day cruise. The two big faults are the small Staterooms and and an underwhelming food selection. Again, NOT a foodie's trip to consider. The ship and crew makes a big effort to get passengers to sign up for picture and beverage packages so be aware.

Alaska Cruise to Anchorage

Coral Princess Cruise Review by IBADVL

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Princess offered the best itinary for my trip to Alaska. I had never sailed with Princess, so everything I have to say is based upon my experience on the Coral Princess sailing on 6/24 from Vancouver.

Embarkation went very smoothly with plenty of people to direct passengers from Customs to boarding. Many people arrived early prior to the 12pm and had to wait in the loading area. But there was no problems and people accepted the wait.

State rooms on the Coral are smaller then what I had expected. We had a state room with a balcony on the Caribe deck, deck 10. The bathroom Is what was so disappointing. In reality the bathroom is no bigger then a Class- B RV's restroom. If you are bigger then 6 ft, and weigh 200+, you're going to be in a deep hurt. Something needs to be done here.

This is not a Criuse for foodies. While the food is very decent, it's not something you'd remember. The buffet--is a buffet, enough said. The two dining rooms are good, yet I felt the menu was limited. Service was good, much better then in the buffet dining area, especially for breakfast. Speciality Resturants are very good but at a price of $29/person..

That doesn't include wine or drinks and a Tip which is expected.

The ports of call are what they are in Alaska. Too many jewelry shops, junk shops, and anything else intended to attract tourists. We found Skagway more interesting then other towns. Again, how many jewelry shops can a tourist handle before you begin to wonder am I in Alaska or the Diamond district of NY. Also don't forget the jewelry shops on board the ship.

Entertainment, especially the stage productions, are very good. The young people of dancers and singers really do a good job to entertain. The Cruise Director really tries to make the trip fun for the passengers with various on board activities such as

" The Voice of the Ocean and Dancing with the Princess Stars." Both were fun and entertaining.

Overall the value is good for a 7day cruise. The two big faults are the small Staterooms and and an underwhelming food selection. Again, NOT a foodie's trip to consider. The ship and crew makes a big effort to get passengers to sign up for picture and beverage packages so be aware.
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