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23 Princess Coral Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

redsoxfan111 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Problems Galore


On the January 30th 2016 cruise this was truly the cruise from hell. First the cruise was late getting to port from dry dock and left the port 90 minutes late. At this time there were no pools or hot tubs. Some ...
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Sail Date January 2016

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Kevin Friend

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

If you have not tried one, this is a must, the best of all worlds!

After a night in an Embassy Hotel in Miami having flown from England, our ride to the port the next day was a tired one, it soon all changed, a new World opened up. Soon our family including two Grannies 81 and 91 ...
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Sail Date February 2014

Queen247 avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Probably My First and Last Cruise

Staff was pitiful. Food not even average. Charge for everything. Could not escape rude Children because sanctuary was closed because no one wanted to pay $40 for a lounge chair for a half day. Entertainment was ...
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Sail Date August 2015

JudyN2015 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Without a Doubt!

My first cruise with Coral Princess, indeed my first cruise ever! A sole traveller I read all the reviews of the Alaskan Cruise both ways and even up to Embarkation the Jury was still out! Embarkation, in view ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Scmb avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent job Princess Coral!

Please note for anybody who has some food restrictions - Princess Coral went above and beyond my expectations on our March 21/15 cruise to the Panama Canal. The maitre'd discussed the menu every evening with me for ...
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Sail Date March 2015

Kikeena avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Stunning scenery, poor information. Photographers beware.

We loved our Northbound Voyage of the Glaciers. The scenery was stunning - even more so than I imagined. The cabin was all neat and ship shape.The room was clean and staff helpful and friendly. I found the bed ...
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Sail Date June 2015

tbone16 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very satisfied first time cruisers...Alaska has much to see and do!!

My wife had cruised over 25 years ago, and myself not at all, so really we were a pair of first time cruisers celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and 50th birthdays on an Alaskan cruise, then we spent a week in ...
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Sail Date August 2014

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vivian downing

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


Our very first cruise, having flown from England to Miami, boarding Coral Princess in Fort Lauderdale. We were very impressed with the standard of food and service in the Provence dining room. Food in the Horizon ...
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Sail Date March 2014

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1 Review Written

No rating

New Years Cruise on the Coral, Whoot Whoot

Coral Princess Cruise Report Panama Canal (partial) Dec 28, 2013 ARRIVAL – Ft Lauderdale is a zoo, perhaps it was just because it was holiday season or because it was a Saturday Cruise day departure (several ...
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Sail Date December 2013

Mark_F44 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Princess Cruise Experience

We just completed our first ever cruising experience with the last Alaska cruise for the Coral Princess this season in Sept 2013. We also booked the Princess pre-cruise land package to Mt. McKinley & Denali Nat'l ...
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Sail Date September 2013

RetiredTravelerTN avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Coral Princess Cruise and HB5 Denali Tour July 2013

Princess delivered a great cruise/tour to Denali and the inside passage. We had never taken an organized tour or a cruise; our first experience met every expectation. As we researched the places and activities in ...
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Sail Date July 2013

NancyBarn avatar


1 Review Written

Never Again

They were terrific in luggage handling, I will give them that. The website states that small children must have a car seat to travel in Alaska.. We packed up the bulky car seat and found the only place required was ...
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Sail Date July 2013

Moondog504 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Princess Cruisetour HB5 - 12 Nights Denali Explorer

We decided to do the land tour first and then sail south down the inside passage to Vancouver. We correctly thought we would be tired after the land tour and ready to relax on the Coral Princess for the next 7 days. ...
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Sail Date July 2013

cuckoo32 avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Alaska cruise June 7th

Wow wow wow. What an experience. princess you certainly run a smart operation. I couldn't fault it. From the time we arrived for boarding till the time we disembarked at Whittier 7 days later it was a great trip. ...
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Sail Date June 2013

AKman2495 avatar


2 Reviews Written

Great Cruise for first timers

This was our first cruise. We decided to do a back to back cruise that was a repositioning cruise from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale. The ship took 3 days to sail to LA and then 14 days to go the rest of the way. ...
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Sail Date September 2012

4skeeter avatar


2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful time!

First thanks to Cruise critic board mbrs who really helped us make this trip a great one! Lots of terrific info shared on the bd found us two terrific tours outside the ship in Nicaragua & C Rica where we knew ...
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Sail Date October 2012

GICNJC avatar


4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Alaska Back to Back

We embarked and disembarked from Vancouver on this back to back Alaska cruise, our first cruise together. Both my wife and I had taken independent cruises earlier in our lives. Embarkation process was very ...
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Sail Date July 2012

texkathy avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful experience in Alaska on Coral Princess

Being first time "big ship" cruisers, and avid travellers, we spent 2 years researching Alaska cruise info before booking our trip. So, we were able to book exactly what we wanted, and were very pleased with the ...
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Sail Date August 2012

mtclimbermom avatar


2 Reviews Written

Family cruise to Alaska

I want to thank all of you for all you help. I learned so much from this site!!! Our trip started with a one night stay in Vancouver. We drove and parked our car at the Coast Plaza Hotel. It was an older hotel, ...
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Sail Date August 2012

TNCruiser2011 avatar


3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

No rating

Land tour and cruise to Alaska

My husband and I are in our mid-50's and were 1st time cruisers. We decided to take a 4 day land tour prior to our 7 day cruise. Everything we did was booked thru Princess as we felt more secure that way. From the ...
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Sail Date May 2012

cpalaw avatar


1 Review Written

Alaskan takes an Alaskan Cruise from Whittier in May 2011

As first time cruisers we had to learn everything from the Internet and asking questions of our booking agent. It took me awhile to get to where I am now and probably still have a lot to learn. I had been to all out ...
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Sail Date May 2011

JoyK avatar


2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes


We left from Vancouver, beautiful city stayed at the Fairmount Hotel at the airport, very convenient since the shuttle to the ship picks you up at the airport. Our room on board was great, plenty of room to store ...
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Sail Date May 2010

Shiela1234 avatar


1 Review Written


This was my husbands and my first cruise and we loved it. We are in our thirties and were travling with both of our parents. We travelled from Jan. 21 to Feb 5. 2010. We flew into Fort Lauderdale the day before ...
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Sail Date January 2010

Coral Princess Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.4
Fitness Recreation4.04
Value For Money4.04
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