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1,944 Princess Alaska Cruise Reviews
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smgcolpa
Member Since 2017
1 review
I've always heard that the land tour and cruise are the best for seeing Alaska and that Princess was the first line there. So I decided to book directly through Princess and it was a cluster from day one. The booking agent was incompetent. ... Read more
Liz Masterson
Member Since 2017
1 review
43 forum posts
We never really thought we would like a cruise, but if we were ever going to try one it would either be one of the European River Cruises of an Alaskan Cruise. Friends we going so we decided to go for it. We loved it. We had a balcony ... Read more
travelnut29
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Sailed on this cruise for work and for a celebration. Great cruise, friendly staff, nice amenities, really enjoyed the ship! You can tell ship has recently come out of soft drydock-LOVE the new beds!! The carpeting was updates and very ... Read more
OHappyDaze
Member Since 2014
1 review
24 forum posts
Chose this cruise because we wanted to see and visit Alaska. Princess, owned by Carnival, owns the land tour aspects, trains, buses, lodges, etc. Pretty well organized for handling large crowds. Ship was fine, scenery was great, ... Read more
ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
18 reviews
6 helpful votes
We are avid cruisers and are Elite with Princess and decided we wanted to go back to Alaska after 15 years. We know the ships well and we pick certain cabins for certain itineraries. Along with us for the cruise was my husband, brother, ... Read more
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dragon_J
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
There were 17 of us in the group and common consensus is most staff look miserable, no hello's and no smiles. The exception is our room steward and waiter at our fix dinning. We all had high expectations on quality of service and food ... Read more
Connie.bearden
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the time and places we wanted to go. Have cruised Princess in the past with no major problems. We have been on several cruises and this was our 3rd to Alaska. Cabin E401 was the perfect location. Central location ... Read more
notateach
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was a great cruise with a wonderful itinerary. You must see Glacier Bay. It was wonderful to have a park ranger come on board during our cruising that day to talk about the area. I enjoyed the naturalist on board during the week who ... Read more
srz948
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This is a trip we would recommend to anyone. This was a 10 day with 3 day land beginning on 6/25 in Anchorage and ending in Vancouver. We booked through Costco which is always hassle free. The one thing we didn't realize is that virtually ... Read more
Dan M.
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My uncle served in WWII and I remember him telling me that one of the neatest thing he remembered when coming home was sailing into San Francisco under the Golden Gate Bridge. Since hearing that, I've always wanted to do the same. When I ... Read more
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slfarnsworth
Member Since 2017
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This is our 14th cruise with Princess and was terriffic!!! We were in Seattle a day ahead of time and went to the Space Needle and Pike's Market. Weather was great. This is actually our 2nd cruise to Alaska and the weather was good also ... Read more
denirv
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Princess Cruises has entered the race to the bottom with so many changes, to what once was the popular "Love Boat" experience. The focus during the entire cruise was to generate onboard revenue with additional charges and ... Read more
Expipemjr
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We have been on Royal Caribbean,thought we'd try Princess,with family of nine.flew from Chicago to Seattle to catch ship,good flight,princess people meet you at airport and show you transfer to hotel,speedy shuttle,bad! Stops at every ... Read more
Ginmato
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I haven't been on a cruise in a long time. Took one and really didn't like it but people said they love cruising and convinced me that things were so much better now. NO, They are NOT. The Ruby Princess is an old ship. Princess Cruise Line ... Read more
gs455
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
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 getting up very early ... Read more
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IBADVL
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Princess offered the best itinary for my trip to Alaska. I had never sailed with Princess, so everything I have to say is based upon my experience on the Coral Princess sailing on 6/24 from Vancouver. Embarkation went very smoothly with ... Read more
nnieser
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We had always wanted to do an Alaskan cruise and had the fun of going on this one with some friends who had never been on a cruise at all. They loved it and had a few misconceptions about cruising corrected. It was fun to watch THEM have ... Read more
TahoeSierra
Member Since 2008
13 reviews
293 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Back to Back cruises on the Island Princess from Vancouver to Whittier, June 21 and Whittier to Vancouver, June 28, 2017. These were our 15th and 16th cruises in Alaska. We live in northern California, about 120 miles north of San ... Read more
olmjohns
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was my first long cruise (a 3 day Carnival cruise to Ensenada was my first). This cruise was an amazing trip overall. I was travelling with 10 people (my parents (2 adults), my family (2 adults, 2 children ages 11 & 8, and my ... Read more
statguy
Member Since 2007
1 review
16 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Embarkation was great. We arrived at the pier by noon. We were on board by 12:15 pm. Dropped our carryon off in our cabin and were having lunch in the formal dining room before 1 pm. I am sure Princess designates times to keep a smooth ... Read more
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woodrust
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
94 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a cruise to take the family on a first time Alaskan trip. My wife and I are long time Princess cruisers and both of us were disappointed in the overall cruise. The dinning room needs to speed up the process. We dinned with ... Read more
tls416
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
6 forum posts
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise because it was our 40th wedding anniversary. After research and talking with our travel agent we found out that Princess had it's own lodges for the land portion we wanted and was one of the few cruise lines that ... Read more
Matomatic
Member Since 2006
1 review
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Let's start with the food. The Horizon buffet was awful. Breakfast....if you ordered an omelet or poached eggs, you waited forever to have you eggs brought to you. By then, the rest of your food was cold. Always the same food......over and ... Read more
stephenjp
Member Since 2017
3 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The opportunity to explore San Francisco before sailing was too good to miss, and we spent a great four days exploring the city. The transfer to the ship was smooth, and the check in process was easy and well managed, and in next to no ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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nuttynursem
Member Since 2009
1 review
58 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was our third Alaskan Cruise and we took my 80 year old mother and our 9 year old granddaughter. We chose this because it is an easy cruise for the age range we were travelling with and it was on my mothers bucket list. This was our ... Read more
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