Visiting Alaska has been on our bucket list for some time. Princess Cruises has a stellar reputation when it comes to Alaskan Cruises and was highly recommended by our Travel Advisor.
The ship has been beautifully redone in the past few years and the cabins and amenities are top notch. The ship offers a wide variety of daily activities but on and off the ship. We had a starboard cabin which was very important on the north bound cruise as we could see the shoreline and the various scenic wonders. A balcony is also highly recommended.
The restaurant facilities from the Bistro to the common dinning rooms and the specialty restaurants offered impeccable service and the quality and variety of the food was very good. The Italian Restaurant, Sabatin's, is a must go. The staff is unbelievable and the food is exquisite.
The queen bed cabin was as spacious as it needed to be to sleep in. The balcony with the table and chairs provided a nice place to sit and relax and have a drink or two and watch the shoreline of Alaska go by.
The assigned Steward did a great job of keeping the room clean and organized. Turning back the covers and the chocolates was a very nice touch.
The hotel was located in the downtown area so we were able to go out and walk around the area. The rooms were comfortable and spacious.
The Captain was able to maneuver the ship such that both the left and right sides of the ship got an opportunity to observe the glaciers. This was a two day experience between two different Fjord areas. Got a chance to witness the "calving" of one of the glaciers.
Only negative is the I had been hoping for the ship to get much closer to the various glaciers as I observed in various UTube videos.
This is a very small village that is very walkable with many shops and restaurants. We took a around trip jet boat excursion up the glacial runoff river.