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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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We felt like prisoners on the Island Princess

Review for Island Princess to Alaska
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Oceanview (obstructed view)

We are elite cruisers with Princess (have sailed on many ships) and booked two 7 day Alaska cruises from July 3 - July 17, 2019 on the Island Princess. This ship is sadly lacking in public amenities and the cabin was so small you couldn't escape to it either. There is no International Cafe, which on other Princess ships serves a menu of very fresh food for 24 hours a day. After 11 pm the only snack available is from Room Service with a limited menu of food which you have to eat in bed as the stateroom has no chairs to relax in.

There is no Skywalkers Lounge for a panoramic view of the scenery. There is no Vista Lounge as Princess took lovely lounge space and converted it to revenue producing cabins. There is no Adagio Lounge for relaxing. All that is left is the Wheelhouse and Explorers which are just bars meant to sell liquor and are not convivial day venues. The atrium has no appeal since it is constantly noisy with martini shaking and various music programs and no International Cafe to give you a nice cup of tea and a sandwich.

The fitness room and gym are stuck inside with no windows to enjoy the view. The fitness room is so small you cannot stretch because of the number of people on the floor. Stretch classes have been cut from 30 minutes to 20 minutes and 10 minutes of that is taking foot impressions to sell orthotics. You cannot walk all the way around the Promenade Deck as it is always blocked off. There is no jogging track.

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Oceanview (obstructed view)

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The cabin was so small it had no chairs in which to sit. If you wanted to read a book or watch tv you had to sit up in bed - which is murder on your back. It had the usual small round table whose only discernible purpose was as a tripping hazard since there were no chairs to place beside it and no space to place such chairs if same had been available.

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