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Princess Island Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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30 Princess Island Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


ironcowboy22 avatar

ironcowboy22

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Ever!

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This was out first cruise. We were a family of 4 with two balcony rooms side by side on the Aloha deck. This was great for us as we were just below the pool deck, teen club and Horizons food court. The cabins were ...
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Sail Date March 2016


frankjo avatar

frankjo

1 Review Written

FIRST TIME CRUISE; HOOKED

This was our first cruise, so it was all new to us. Having read previous reviews of this ship we did wonder if adverse comments were true. More of that later. We are an early 60s British couple recently retired, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Ducktape

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Aboard The Island Princess

This was our 1st cruise and overall it was very enjoyable. The voyage began in Fort Lauderdale, took us thru the Panama Canal and ended in Los Angeles. Our room was very comfortable with lots of storage. The food ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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julie910

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good, but Improvement Needed

The ports of call on this cruise were great. Our experience on the ship was just ok. This was the first cruise for my husband and me, so perhaps our expectations were too high, but we both thought some things ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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rentlady

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

3rd Princess Cruise, and Our last!

Princess changed our port days and times, which in Istanbul, turkey on their highest holy day of the year. Naturally, this found business closed and limited available shore excursions. No explanations given to ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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merwench

1 Review Written

First Cruise

We decided to do a cruise of the med for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and to be honest we were both not really looking forward to it as didn't know what to expect as used to relaxing on holiday and this was a port ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Steve Fox avatar

Steve Fox

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent First Cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was our first cruise so had nothing to compare it to and no idea what to expect from Princess. Overall, we were impressed and will definitely cruise again. Majority of the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Rickj2903 avatar

Rickj2903

1 Review Written

Unbelievable Experience

This was our first cruise and I have to say we are total converts. The ports on this cruise were all interesting and varied. The organisation from the cruise line to get the right passengers on the right excursions ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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kc20202

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great way to travel

We originally looked at taking a bus tour through Europe, but if you only have a short time and want to see a lot of places, a port intensive cruise is the way to do it! Get waited on hand and foot, go to bed in ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Geoffscouse

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Sold on Cruising

My wife and I (both over 70) where very pleasantly surprised at the size of the balcony cabin on C deck; being first timers we were a little apprehensive after reading various reports. We found the cabin to be well ...
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Sail Date July 2015


J Gadd avatar

J Gadd

1 Review Written

Can't wait to book another

This was our 1st cruise so did not really know what to expect. When we arrived in Barcelona we were met by our driver who drove us to the port. Embarking was well organised, staff friendly and helpful. Our cabin was ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Gra-Tric

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Island Princess

It never ceases to amaze me what global complainers we've become. And some of the occasional flack I've seen aimed at the Island Princess makes me wonder whether I've been on the same ship. Cards on the table! My ...
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Sail Date March 2015


rlb1950 avatar

rlb1950

9 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Ship of Stinks and Sniffles

This was a 17-day repositioning cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice. It was also the last cruise before six weeks of extensive refitting, which explains some of the problems. This cruise attracted primarily ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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SeaMystique

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Newbs cruise Panama Canal, love it!

I was nervous about it all, having never cruised before, but within two hours we were completely comfortable and having a great time. Short excursions were messed up: scammed in Puerto Amador, foiled by ...
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Sail Date February 2015


al1127 avatar

al1127

1 Review Written

The good, the bad, and the ugly

This was my first cruise, I had no idea what to expect. Princess was recommended to me by several family members, was told I got a great deal, no if you ask me. From the start, the entire check-in process seemed so ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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hopestoalwaysbecruisin'

1 Review Written

Island Princess Voyage of the Glaciers with Denali Express Land Tour

The Island Princess is an older, but well-maintained ship. The only problem with our mid-ship balcony stateroom (Baja deck) was the EXTREMELY uncomfortable bed--hard, looked almost like a camp cot--on a metal frame ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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bitacruising

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bitten by the Cruise Bug

Since we had never cruised before, didn't know what to expect except what we had read. It was certainly better than expected! The staff of Princess Cruises love to help out the first time cruisers. Never felt so ...
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Sail Date May 2013


21mel avatar

21mel

1 Review Written

Amazing

ANCHORAGE: First, please be there a day early if you are just doing the cruise. The ship leaves at 8pm, but you have to land at the airport by 4pm to make it thru the (one way every 30 minutes) tunnel. My sister ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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Swissie

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spectacular first-time cruise we will be back

I have long since wanted to do an Alaskan Cruise and we finally did it for my birthday! We flew into Vancouver from Australia the day before the cruise started and stayed at the St Regis. I highly recommend this ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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Alaskanb

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our three-part adventure to Vancouver and Alaska

Island Princess: Voyage of the Glaciers. Northbound. May 23-30, 2012. Pre-cruise: Our trip began with a cousin's reunion and two very rainy days in Vancouver. We stayed with my cousin who lives near Science ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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RNCAROL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise, possibly last cruise

We were very excited to do this as well as all the excursions. Paid mucho dinero $$$ for the expeditions that were average and now, in hindsight very overpriced! I feel ripped off by Princess. Did the 12 day ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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energizer7

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome first experience

We celebrated our 30th anniversary by taking our first cruise and it was with Princess. After reading all the reviews and getting as prepared as we could, we went on this adventure with an open mind...just wanting ...
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Sail Date April 2012


Bucket Listed avatar

Bucket Listed

2 Reviews Written

Alaska: A destination not to be missed!

Where to begin. After spending a year planning this trip, I have to say that knowledge, research, and planning pay off. It was great to know what we wanted to see, and to seek out the best ways to experience this ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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double happiness quilting

1 Review Written

July 2011 Island Princess Alaska cruise

Our cruise on the Island Princess was very nice and we had fantastic sunny weather all the way until the last full day. Princess had a naturalist on board, who spotted animals and did mini lectures, which was nice. ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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New York Nana

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Princess made the trip easy!(long)

Introduction: DH and I are 1st time cruisers; 67 & 56 respectively. 1st trip to Alaska, we wanted everything 'easy' and we couldn't have asked for any better service than what we got with Princess. We decided to ...
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Sail Date June 2011


Island Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment3.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Family4.03.5
Enrichment3.03.7
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.8
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