Island Princess Cruise Review by Rosycurls
- Sail Date: June 2019
- Destination: Alaska
- Cruise was small compared to others which makes it more intimate
- Food was really good, specially in the buffet
- Staff was super friendly and helpful
- Our cabin was cleaned on a regular basis
- Plenty of entertainment option (some a little corny); The musicals were my favorite.
- The gym was pretty well-equipped.
The not so good:
- Cruisers were not diverse in age and/or race (so if you are in your 30s an/or people of color like we are, just be prepare for that).
- The ships decor looks like we were in 1980. The carpets are really outdated.
- The chairs in our balcony were not so comfy
- The tours sold by the cruise were super overpriced. We did the whale watching tour in Juneau which costs $160/pp and did not even include lunch (they gave us one cracker with a piece of salmon on top-ONE) plus we did not get a close view of the whales.
- With the exception of Skagway, where we spent almost a whole day, we did not get enough time to explore the other towns and wished the ship would have left at 8pm instead of 4-6pm.
- The used two twin beds together to make a Queen bed. We kept sliding between beds.
- Too many photographers trying to take pictures of you. It is 2019, we all have phone cameras, we really don't need a professionally picture every time we go somewhere.
Final Verdict: Visiting Alaska via cruise is the best way to visit, but I would not recommend Princess and I would urge people to look for something more modern.
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