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Our first time sea cruise with mix of land and sea experience. Highlights: excellent logistics - Princess is a machine; attentive staff, quality of onboard shows (comedian, magician), scenery, access to Denali, cabin bed comfortable and shower hot (but tiny!). Demos by chefs were great, informative and humorous. Naturalist briefings were excellent. Train trip to Denali was very good but long - 9 hours. Down points: relentless sales/upsales. Offshore WiFi is expensive. Useful information access instruction (like how to see your charges) is really obscure. Announcements not broadcast in cabins and non native speakers often make them. If you are a first time Princess customer expect to be last wrt embarking/debarking, your lodge cabin will be furthest from lodge, etc. Meals were variable, with halibut being the star. Limited time in lodges. Other: two of our four port excursions were cancelled, one due to weather and the other due to insufficient time before train to Denali departure. The longer option tour was invariably better (example: longer Denali nature tour had many more animal sightings) Overall compares unfavorably to a European river cruise we took, though this one cost less.

Combination cruise and land excursion to Denali and Mt McKinley

Coral Princess Cruise Review by Mark2631

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Our first time sea cruise with mix of land and sea experience.

Highlights: excellent logistics - Princess is a machine; attentive staff, quality of onboard shows (comedian, magician), scenery, access to Denali, cabin bed comfortable and shower hot (but tiny!). Demos by chefs were great, informative and humorous. Naturalist briefings were excellent. Train trip to Denali was very good but long - 9 hours.

Down points: relentless sales/upsales. Offshore WiFi is expensive. Useful information access instruction (like how to see your charges) is really obscure. Announcements not broadcast in cabins and non native speakers often make them. If you are a first time Princess customer expect to be last wrt embarking/debarking, your lodge cabin will be furthest from lodge, etc. Meals were variable, with halibut being the star. Limited time in lodges.

Other: two of our four port excursions were cancelled, one due to weather and the other due to insufficient time before train to Denali departure. The longer option tour was invariably better (example: longer Denali nature tour had many more animal sightings)

Overall compares unfavorably to a European river cruise we took, though this one cost less.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BA A310
Nice balcony. Comfortable bed. TV available but limited. Tiny shower but very hot water available. Quiet.
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