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