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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1142 reviews
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Didn't see anything better with Princess

Review for Island Princess to Alaska
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Houston TRACK
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Balcony

We have sailed with Carnival and Royal Caribbean previously. I was led to believe that Princess was a step up, so to speak, in quality. I was disappointed.

First off, why Vancouver? The embarking experience was a waste of time. Vancouver looks to be a beautiful city, one that I wouldn't mind going back to. But for someone traveling in to embark on a cruise, the amount of time it took to go through Canadian customs and immigration for the sole purpose of getting on the ship was a joke. First you exit the plane and go through this maze of a line just to get downstairs, then another maze to do the biometric screening. Then, after taking a 45 minute bus ride you get to the pier, where you go through another maze, go upstairs, check-in, then immediately go downstairs to go through US customs this time, then get on the ship. Why not just cruise from Seattle?

So the good - the staff service was excellent, specifically, our waiters in the main dining room, Joepep and Rhyan. Our cabin steward, Dennis, was also very responsive.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BE

Disappointing for a balcony cabin - Carnival balcony cabins are larger.

Port Reviews

Vancouver

Vancouver is a beautiful city, but for the purpose of embarking on this cruise, the amount of time to get through customs and immigration was a waste in my opinion.

Glacier Bay

Great scenery on the ship

Whittier

Disembarked the ship and got on the train to the Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge

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