The ship boarding process was exceptional, we were onboard in under 15 minutes with the new ocean medallion Princesses process. The VIP lounge and personnel in lounge were very helpful. The ship was very clean and continuous cleaning was ongoing and the crew did a great job at it. The changes made for the buffet service were not intrusive, but enhanced the experience. The room was great and room steward was very responsive to all requests. The shows were first class and we went to several and even though one lead singer was unable to perform the team stepped up and replaced the show. The spa couples hot stone massage was so good we did it twice during this cruise. Don’t miss the spa it was the best part of our return to cruising. Great experience from Princess cruise lines. Princess did a great job on this return to Alaska cruise. Definitely take a Princess cruise and return to cruising don’t wait.