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Golden Princess Cruise Review
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Phenomenal Alaska Cruise ...Despite the Weather

Golden Princess Cruise Review by ABlonko

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Interior

Our prime reason for selecting this cruise was that it was a Princess cruise and it spent a bulk of time in Glacier Bay. I dare say that any other cruise line could improve upon our Alaska experience. The staff, service, dining, and excursions were excellent. Our only disappointment was that we were unable to obtain a balcony room due to the fact that we booked rather late in the season. Nevertheless, not even the rainy (only two days of sunshine) weather did not damper our spirits nor that of the gracious staff of the Golden Princess.

We enjoyed the varied dining options in addition to the traditional dining in the Canaletto Dining Room. We were able to try several venues and the wait staff at each location was excellent. The Horizon Café was difficult to find seating during at sea days and at breakfast hour during port days, so arrive early. The tables were always cleared rapidly and servers were quick to deliver coffee, tea, juice, or water. The pizza and burgers on the Lido Deck are delicious! Be sure and top it off with an ice cream cone.

I am looking forward to my next Princess cruise tour.


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Cabin Review

Interior
Cabin IA C224

The cabin, although small, was well appointed and clean. The cabin steward, Joseph, was attentive and gracious and greeted us by name. The bedding was most comfortable. Storage space was ample and included an in-room safe.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Anchorage

Great city to explore walking. Glacier Brewery, an excellent pub with a varied menu. Sun City Café a local place to enjoy breakfast. The restaurants at the Captain Cook Hotel are great also.

Glacier Bay

We were fortunate to witness Hubbard Glacier calving. Absolutely thrilling!

White Pass Scenic Railway

A relaxing way to take in the scenery and get a feel for the wilderness.

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Mendenhall Glacier

Enjoy a film presentation and enjoy a leg stretcher walk to get a more personal experience with the Mendenhall Glacier. We also visited the Mendenhall Gardens which was fascinating.

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Lighthouses, Totems and Eagles

The captain and crew were very informative and had first-hand knowledge and experience as the captain grew up as a child along the shores of our excursion tour.

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