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Our 40th year in Alaska - so an Alaskan Cruise was a treat. Overall we had a great time! Alaska is such a beautiful place and cruising is a great way to see it although your time is short while visiting most places (even with the midnight sun), so, pick your favorite and come back and stay a while. Overall, Princess did a great job with providing for our needs and we didn't experience any real problems. As a 3 time cruiser, I have given an average rating as I was a little disappointed with a few things which made the voyage less than expected. Those being the sewer smell, food quality (traditional dining) and specifically the sewage which had spilled from a pipe and onto the deck of our balcony which dried and was not cleaned up on the outer walls and under the honey-comb mat. It was gross. I spent very little time on the balcony because of this. What did we like the most...The Captain did a great job of getting us close to the glaciers, the party band, Oneway, was excellent, John the Cruise Director did a great job, good selection of foods at the Horizon buffet, the small group entertainment was fantastic and the production shows we all excellent especially British Invasion (all the music, costume and set changes, very well done). As a (local), we did take a few shore excursions and enjoyed them as much or more than most as with a state as big as Alaska, we don't always get to view what you can see on a cruise. We want to especially thank all the people who were there to serve us each day. The Princess employees did a fantastic job as each tried to do their best and their great service to us was noticed.

Somewhat Disappointed but a Good Time

Golden Princess Cruise Review by nelsobk

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Premium Balcony
Our 40th year in Alaska - so an Alaskan Cruise was a treat. Overall we had a great time!

Alaska is such a beautiful place and cruising is a great way to see it although your time is short while visiting most places (even with the midnight sun), so, pick your favorite and come back and stay a while.

Overall, Princess did a great job with providing for our needs and we didn't experience any real problems.

As a 3 time cruiser, I have given an average rating as I was a little disappointed with a few things which made the voyage less than expected. Those being the sewer smell, food quality (traditional dining) and specifically the sewage which had spilled from a pipe and onto the deck of our balcony which dried and was not cleaned up on the outer walls and under the honey-comb mat. It was gross. I spent very little time on the balcony because of this.

What did we like the most...The Captain did a great job of getting us close to the glaciers, the party band, Oneway, was excellent, John the Cruise Director did a great job, good selection of foods at the Horizon buffet, the small group entertainment was fantastic and the production shows we all excellent especially British Invasion (all the music, costume and set changes, very well done).

As a (local), we did take a few shore excursions and enjoyed them as much or more than most as with a state as big as Alaska, we don't always get to view what you can see on a cruise.

We want to especially thank all the people who were there to serve us each day. The Princess employees did a fantastic job as each tried to do their best and their great service to us was noticed.
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