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Royal Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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No more big ships

Review for Royal Princess to Alaska
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Bwana Tom
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Interior

This was a back to back cruise to Alaska taking place in August 2019. We booking this particular ship due to its lower cost. The entertainment was very much lacking on this Royal Princess cruise ship. Nick Jans gave a talk about living in Alaska which was so bad and full of misinformation we walked out in the middle of his presentation. Living in a rural area ourselves it was easy to see through his presentation. The ship was beautiful, but very crowded. The fish and seafood was great, but like all Princess ships the beef was tough and generally of poor quality. We severely miss the Happy Hour which Princess ended a couple of years ago.

There has been a lot of negative comments pertaining to the larger ships going to Alaska and while we didn't go through the Inland Passage as advertised we were close enough to witness the calving of the glaciers and saw several whales by traveling west of Vancouver Island. Apparently the cruise pilots are the ones prohibiting the larger ships from going through the Inside Passage, which is understandable. I just wish Princess would be more up front and truthful in their booking.

Cabin Review


Cabin IA

We usually cruise with a balcony cabin, but to cut our costs we tried an inside cabin on this cruise. We were impressed at both the size of the cabin and the storage space, but will likely go back to the balcony cabins in the future. By booking an inside it does save you a considerable amount of money on some cruises, like this one. We found the shower on this ship and in this room to be a little larger than most others which was nice. Of course that additional shower space came from the bathroom, so it was proportionately smaller. There was so much storage space we didn't use but about 50% of it. If you like to sleep in, an inside cabin is the way to go. We found without looking at our watches we didn't know whether it was night time or not.

Port Reviews


No excursion taken, but spent a day in Vancouver, which is beautiful.

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