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Coral Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Fantastic Alaskan Cruise

Coral Princess Cruise Review by jsbaird

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

We just returned from a wonderful cruise to Alaska. We did the land tour first followed by a cruise. Definitely my preferred order. My group loved the size of the Coral Princess. It could get into the bays and near the Glaciers the larger ships can't get near. The staff was wonderful, so friendly and helpful.

Try the margaritas in the Crooners Lounge, they are the BEST!

The beds are incredibly comfy! We slept so well. We choose anytime dining and ended up asking for Carlos each night because he was so wonderful. He spoiled us. He had wonderful suggestions and was so kind. (Breakfast in the dining room wasn't as great, so we just ate upstairs.) The friends we traveled with aren't cruisers and even they were impressed. I think we'll all cruise together again!

*Apparently several people had respiratory flue issues on the cruise but we washed our hands a lot and were fine.

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Cabin Review

Cabin BC C604

The cabin isn't large but it was fine. I really like the larger balcony on the older ships, you can really stretch out.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay is so beautiful and peaceful. We had a lovely sunny, relaxing day.

*The ship doesn't use any paper cups or even straws while in Glacier Bay.*


We hiked up a hill to a river and then rafted down. It was a bit of a hike but so beautiful. We hiked over tree roots and rocks, up and down hills in a beautiful tree canopy. We then rafted back down to our waiting van. So memorable!

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Whale Watching

We went in May and only saw 1 whale back and we think her calf. But the naturalist was great and we learned a lot.

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Potlatch Park

Timothy met us near the ship with a very comfortable van. He asked ahead what we wanted to see and tried to meet all of our needs. We'd drive and stop often. We were together for over 3 hours and learned all about Ketchikan.

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