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1,942 Princess Alaska Cruise Reviews
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merryatsea
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of leaving from San Francisco and being able to easily drive from the east bay and park near the port. The embarkation went smooth enough but time consuming with long lines. Some people ... Read more
jackt1951
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the first Alaska Cruise for both of us and we chose it particularly because it was round trip from San Francisco so no flying was involved. Embarkation was great and as Elite Members of the Captain's Circle we got onboard quickly ... Read more
Tuolumne
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Even though the ship is 19 years old it is still a very nice ship. You can see that Princess has done an excellent job in keeping the ship in good shape. Sure there are some rust spots on the outside but you have to remember this ship ... Read more
Seeingplaces2
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
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 interested in shows, casinos, ... Read more
themob
Member Since 2003
1 review
274 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We did land tour at beginning,flew to Anchorage,stayed at Captain Cook Hotel,very comfortable,breakfast was very good,price was high for Bfast.We took Princess bus to Mt McKinley Princess Lodge,loved the lodge and the food and service was ... Read more
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pchoofinit
Member Since 2008
1 review
130 forum posts
4 helpful votes
friends already booked trip through their travel agent The dining rooms had very good service, but some of the selections were not part of the average American's diet! The ship had many Asian citizens, and the buffet always had Asian ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi pchoofinit, thanks for your feedback from your ... Read more
JimChar
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We didn't realise the size of it (2900+ passengers) until the massive wait for tenders. They also allowed smoking on the upper deck front, where those 2nd hand smoke from inconsiderate travellers blows into our face at the open deck and ... Read more
LilyRose761
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We wanted to see Sitka, and it was wonderful. However, the excursion we were on couldn't go to one place that was advertised, because it is always closed on Mondays. We asked for, and received a partial refund. The telephone receptionist ... Read more
SCRev
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I choice this cruise because of Princess history in Alaska and their price in comparison to Disney. We have cruised with Disney many times and have come to expect a certain level of service, food, entertainment, etc. Princess is not ... Read more
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Coxswain49
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Overall Princess standards although still high have fallen. This was a relocatoipn criuise so that maybe the reason. We found that most staff seem to go through the motions,so except for your cabin steward don't expect them to go mout ... Read more
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freebird nj
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We have long wanted to see Alaska and this was a convenient Drop-and-Go opportunity. Unfortunately, things were pretty disorganized, starting with a completely chaotic embarkation process in Vancouver. To make things worse, one of us uses ... Read more
Sandalfoot
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed May 2017
Emphatically recommended by a friend and cruise travel agent who's been on 35 cruises. This was definitely a challenge for someone with a bad back who sometimes needs a cane. The embarcation in Seattle was probably the worst experience - a ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Applewhite
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I have taken eight Princess Cruises-am a Platinum "member" and until now it has been my preferred cruise line. During prior and this past Alaskan Cruise I bring along friends and family to introduce them to the pleasures of ... Read more
John Goodfellow
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of it's location and destination. It was an Anniversary/Birthday event. We also thought that it was a reputable cruise line. The steward was the only real bright spot. 30 % crew was nice 40 % marking time ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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csherriff
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarkation in Vancouver was a gong show. It took almost 3 1/2 hours to get on the ship due to the border security being overwhelmed by the number of ships in port. Ship did not sail until after 7 PM (originally scheduled for 4:30 ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Cruzinwoody
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Ruby Princess is very clean ship that we found to be pampering yet exciting. There was always a lot to do and the cruise staff kept it fun. As soon as we boarded in Seattle the cruise director and his staff had us dancing up on deck to ... Read more
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Danhollay
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted to take a Princess cruise. We had enough miles on SW to fly round trip from Seattle. The price was reasonable. We wanted a cruise with less children on board. We enjoyed the entertainment and the ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Danhollay, we're happy to hear you enjoyed ... Read more
Journey_On
Member Since 2015
1 review
39 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We had a wonderful time sailing with Princess Cruises. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly and efficiently. We had an inside cabin (A319), which was simple but met all our needs. We loved that our stateroom was one floor ... Read more
Pablo1953
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
A very good trip. Food is not quite as good as some I have sailed on but good for most part. Cabin steward GERARDO is awesome! Can not say enough about him. Dining room service was a bit lacking , our dining staff during assigned ... Read more
gurusuami
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have traveled on both the Allure and Oasis of the Seas with RCI and Solstice and Millennium with Celebrity. Compared to them Princess is unfortunately a way way distant last. First and foremost the quality of the cooking in the main ... Read more
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Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
3 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 45th cruise ... only the second with Princess. 4 days from LA to Vancouver. First time we had a walk-in closet in an interior cabin. Outstanding bed - well appointed room. The entertainment on this ship was fabulous. ... Read more
tonyloaf
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Ok for the good and it is short 1) Getting on the ship was a process but seemed to go smoothly as expected, when we got on we were excited and happy to see new and excited things, It was my 5 cruise so I knew what to expect. 2) Our ... Read more
goseacruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I really enjoy sailing with Princess, and the Island Princess is a beautiful ship to sail on. The dining rooms are beautiful and the food is delicious. I really enjoyed having a late night snack in the Horizon Court at the bow of the ship ... Read more
Scotchs Mom
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The cabin was fine and the beds were comfortable. The closet was large but it did not have enough hangers. Glad I took foldable plastic ones. They came in really handy. We had ordered kosher meals but they were not served with plastic ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Lightning16
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Alaska is a spectacular place. By land, sea or air, it is unbelievable. This review does not reflect Alaska whatsoever. This review is strictly about the Island Princess ship I went to Alaska the year before on Royal Caribbean. What a ... Read more
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