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66 Whittier Cruise Reviews


Bobert91 avatar

Bobert91

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ehhhhh

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The cruise was fine. Standard for a traditional line. The ship had entertainment venues that were waaaayyyy too small (more than once it was standing room only in the main theater and we left). I did NOT like ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Mkguice

1 Review Written

Needs Improvements

I had not sailed on Princess before and not sure I will again. I suggest before selecting a cruise, check the age of the ship and when it was last updated. The Golden Princes was in need of updating and repair. It ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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mmsmelt

1 Review Written

Alaskan cruise

This was in the planing for a few years, as it was a very spacial cruise for us to celebrate my husband turning 70,I was turning 65 two major mile stones in our life,also we were married 45 years also a major mile ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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hr1313

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The love boat didn't wow us.

Overall we enjoyed the cruise. Some solid entertainment, however timing was off based on your dinner seating. The food bland and unexciting. The lounge, bar and restaurant staff could not produce drinks that ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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goudgesails

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary-less than stellar service, and older ship

My wife and I added this trip on to an inland photography workshop we attended up north (Lake Clarke Park). We hadn't seen the inland passage and wanted to enjoy a bit of luxury on the way home vs simply jumping on ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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wilpower

1 Review Written

Beautiful Alaska

Alaska had always been on our list, and felt this was the best way to see it. The lodges were mediocre, understaffed, and running out of provisions because of "end of season". The ship was average, service ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jillianmarie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not the best experience

Thought princess was #1 but the food was nothing good and ship decor was dated. Soda package was not worth price. Cheaper to buy individually. Must too inconvenient to greet a pop. Alaska was beautiful but better ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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fenton231

1 Review Written

A very disappointing cruise.

We took the Island Princess as part of an Alaska Cruise Tour. The inland portion of the tour was excellent. This was primarily due to selecting the connisseur tour. While more expensive it probably proved cheaper ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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CharliesWind

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Scenery, but a Trip for an Older Crowd

The scenery was lovely, the excursions were great. We didn't know what to expect so in the end we had a good time because we were with family. Highly unique cruise experience in terms of destination. Ship was fine ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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cruisewiscrrq

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good but not as great as in past

This is second Princess cruise to Alaska. 5 total princess plus 3 others. First cruise tour. Loved land portion. Princess lodge rooms not up to normal Princess standard. Lodges themselves are great. McKinley ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Charleen2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Island Princess Alaska Southbound with Land tour (early Sept)

I chose this land/sea tour because it gave me 2 full days at Denali. It began in Anchorage with a Princess rep. meeting me at the airport and taking me to the hotel. I had the afternoon free to explore Anchorage on ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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kkbiker

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Land Portion Great but Disappointing Quality of Food on Cruise

We started our trip with a five-day land tour staying at the Princess Lodges. Alaska was beautiful. The weather for the land portion was warmer (80s) than expected and the cruise portion was cooler than expected. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ghalsing

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Adequate. And that's about it.

This was our fourth cruise and our first since 2004, and our first on Princess (although two prior cruises were with its parent, Carnival). TRANSFER TO SHIP We opted for the transfer to the ship from ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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johnetteve

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Lovely itinerary, but the ship needs maintenance...

We've cruised with Crystal before and have high expectations for this cruise line. The checkin and buses from downtown to Whittier was very confusing and a big mess, with no one really seeming to know what was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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gs455

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice ship for an Alaskan cruise

This was the Alaskan cruise we had been talking about taking for some time. First a 7 day cruise tour and then the cruise. Land tour was great except for too many long bus rides. Every day or every other day we were ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Strawblond

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Island Princess Alaska

Loved the cruise however this ship has seen better days. There are maintenance issues with sewer smells in the stairwells, tattered furniture in public areas and bathrooms that have holes in the doors, with lots of ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Seeingplaces2

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Learned things they don't tell you

Travel Agent suggested it because Princess handles everything in Alaska for tours. Everything well handled. Non of the on board activity suited us, but we did use the free library. We are over 60 but not ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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CruiseMiami

7 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Expected more from Princess.

Overall I was disappointed with the service we received. From everything I had heard and read I was expecting better service. I felt you are constantly nickel and dimed. we also had an unfortunate incident, we paid ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Susieq0102

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

The Pros and Cons of the Star Princess

My DH and I chose the Star Princess because of the timing of the cruise. This was our first cruise and we wanted a very special one. We were going to renew our vows while in Alaska and splurged all the way, The ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Wildpoppy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great scenary

We did the pre tour of Alaska first and joined the ship in Whittier. Princess were well organised on the tour and handled our luggage well. The embarkation process was smooth and quick. Luggage waiting on ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Dean

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Never again with Princess

We chose to go on the Coral Princess as the ports were what we wanted and the prices better than the other ships leaving the same time. This was our first Princess cruise and with the exception of another (Ruby ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Pennypop

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Alaska Cruise and Vancouver

This was our third time on a Princess Cruise ship and our 21st cruise so far. The Coral Princess was a bit disappointing because of its “tired” look and feel in about 60% of the ship. The only reason we ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Virgo61

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

An Average to Above Average Trip

This was our 21st cruise and our 3rd on Princess. I wish you could give 1/2 stars because I would have rated the cruise 3.5 but it did not deserve 4 stars. Remember that average or average plus is not the same as ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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yryan@verizon.net

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Star Princess SB to Vancouver after Land Tour

We considered only Princess & HA since only they have access to Glacier Bay; Princess seemed to be a bit cheaper than HA; Princess had excellent schedules & prices for airfare arrangements. We received free ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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nils3

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Botox preferred over whales.

One week on land, one on the ship to fulfill a dream of seeing Alaska. The land portion was excellent. Nice accommodations and got to see so much! The ship seemed much more about Botox and art auctions than ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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