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Coral Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Family reunion

Coral Princess Cruise Review by edrobichaud

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Booked 2 mini-suites thru travel agent. We also did the land portion in Fairbanks. Excellent sight-seeing and food/drink service on the Princess train to Whittier. Good balcony spaces (port side - land view headed south) and comfy beds. Food and entertainment onboard decent but didn't sample all possibilities. "Sanctuary" section highly recommended - free, but book onboard for luxury AM or PM service. Most excursions seemed over-priced. I'd recommend booking your own, particularly for active options like cycling, kayaking, etc. We were particularly disappointed in the Ketchikan "Wildlife & Crab Fest" - just a quick boat ride to pull a trap and casual frozen crab leg lunch for $169 each. The Juneau all-day excursion to the Mendenhall glacier and whale watch left no shopping time in town, but excellent boat trip to see seals, whales, eagles and otters - highly recommended. The Skagway stop was bused from Haines (about 10 miles west) due to rock slide at Skagway port.

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Cabin Review

Cabin BB B218

roomy & good bed

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Mendenhall Glacier

just a bus ride to & from, and only 1 hour to walk to glacier face and/or tour visitor center

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Whale Watching

capt went extra mile (literally) to get us some whales - spectacular

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Wilderness Tour & Crab Feast

very over-priced crab lunch with little or no "wilderness"

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White Pass Scenic Railway

added the bus extension to White Horse

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