We took this cruise to see the sites and animals. We had done a similar cruise last year on Star Princess.
Our cabin was ok. E227. the balconies on Princess are smaller than almost every ship and cruise line we have ever been on. We were located over the theatre which was great at night but loud in the day when the show was being rehearsed.
We had anytime dining. We try to ask for the same area and waiter every night. We had the same section every night. Ronald was our waiter and he was amazing. Very engaging and made our dining experience excellent.
Since we had done this same itinerary last year our expectations where high. We were disappointed with the naturalist compared to last year. The captain was almost silent the who cruise. Last year we had updates about wildlife spotting, whales, eagles etc. This time there was nothing about that.
the boat is too big to do the true inside package even though it was advertised that way. we had to go west of Vancouver island. whereas last year we did east of the island and it was the best part of the cruise. We are really disappointed that we missed that.
The boat itself is nice. I am not sure for such a new ship why it is so traditionally decorated. Some of the newer boats on other lines are much more modern.
the shows where good and the entertainment was excellent.
even though there was so many people on board, it never felt crowded.
embarkation and disembarkation was excellent.
Internet is slow
Movies on the TV are excellent
New Ocean One internet service app. Not easy to navigate. and part of it uses your minutes.
Cabin is small compared to other cruise line balconies. Just the bed and a small desk and chair. No couch or loveset. so sitting area. The washroom is great. The shower is a nice size did not like that it was a shower curtain instead of a door.
The "medallion" entrance to the cabin is good though did not always work.
Flew into Anchorage and spent the day and next morning looking around. Go to the Federal building. They have great free movies about Alaska. amazing.
Compared to the previous year this time sailing through Glacier bay lacked narrative