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Island Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Best vacation ever!

Island Princess Cruise Review by GrannyMa

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

I chose an Alaskan cruise because I am an outdoors type of person and wanted to see the sights before climate change and such make a lot of it disappear. Princess cruise did not disappoint! The Island Princess was beautiful, clean and had many nooks and crannies to get away to, read a book or sip a drink quietly as well as constant live music in the Atrium. You could be as busy or as lazy as you wanted.

Our cabin was pristine and very well taken care of the entire trip. We had a balcony and I feel that is a must on an Alaskan cruise. We sat and sipped our wine while watching the glaciers, animals and various ports that we stopped at.

The food was good. We did the Anytime Dining and that was the perfect choice for us. The only disappointing thing in the dining room was the night we had Alaskan king crab legs. Surprisingly enough, the were terrible. Chewy and strong tasting. I told the waiter and he brought a different meal very quickly. Also, the lobster was not good. The Horizon Court served it's purpose for breakfast and occasionally lunch. The fruit was always fresh and the pastries yummy!

We had a great time on our shore excursions and saw many amazing sights! On every tour our bus driver or tour leader was both interesting and fun to spend the day with.

I am already planning an Alaskan cruise with my grandson in a couple of years and would definitely go with Princess again!

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Cabin Review

Cabin B1 B523

Wonderful cabin located midship. We had a balcony which we spent quite a bit of time on. Our stewrard kept our room spotless and was friendly and helpful!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Dog Sledding

Fun, fun, fun! It was a rainy day so we donned big yellow ponchos and away we went. Met the dogs and Jerry who had raced in 16 Iditarod races. It was amazing to see both the passion for racing and the love Jerry had for the dogs. Went on a training ride with the dogs pulling. We had a great time!

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Glacier gardens is worth the cost of the excursion! It was like being in Dr Suess land! After we visited the gardens we moved on to Mendenhall Glacier. Make sure you take the ike to Nugget Falls. It's only a mile round trip and brings ou as close to the glacier as you can get with the added beauty of a raging waterfall you are practically in! The fish hatchery was just ok.

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Lighthouses, Totems and Eagles

Saw lots of wildlife and the crew of the small ship were very nice. The lighthoouse and totem poles were kind of a non event, however.

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