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Island Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Good cruise but outdated ship

Island Princess Cruise Review by Rosycurls

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2019
  • Destination: Alaska

My husband and I are Latinx, in our 30s and decided to do the cruise for our honeymoon. We began in Whittier and ended in Vancouver.

The good:

- 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 The carpets are really outdated.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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You don't get close to the whales and they don't even give you lunch.

Way too overpriced; book on your own.

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