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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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How Not to Cruise to Alaska

Review for Island Princess to Alaska
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Balcony

I had high expectations for seeing a glacier and snow in Alaska. That was the motivation for taking this 5 day “sampler” of 2 ports in Alaska, vs 4 day with 1 port. Unfortunately, the embarkation port exit was postponed 11 hours. This delay and the inability to correct the problem resulted in a port cut, Juneau.

The ship itself is older, and looks outdated. The refurbishment done a few years ago added more cabins, but cut the interior common areas down, leaving a person wondering around trying to find a place to sit. Everything was crowded, the outside space, the inside, even the dining.

The balcony cabin (210 square feet) had one good quality, outdoor access. The interior was tight, shower barely large enough to wash in. Room service had to be eaten on the bed, as one chair provided in a room with a refrig that barely cooled the water (and had more ice in it than any where on the trip). The tv choices were rerun over and over again. The lighting dim, especially on the nightstands. Not a place you wanted to spend a lot of time in. The thermostat had no impact on the rooms temperature.

Cabin Review


Tight, one chair to sit on, bathroom couldn’t be any smaller. Towel thin, lighting poor, refrig not working well enough to cool water.

Port Reviews


Awesome! Fun, friendly, saw brown bears!


Well organized.

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