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Alaska Sapphire Princess Alaska Cruise Reviews

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Why an Alaskan cruise in September works and why it doesn't

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shackpacker
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We did a combination land/sea package. We flew from DFW to Seattle, changed planes (a very interesting boarding process with Alaska Air requiring us to go outside, down a long flight of stairs, across the tarmac, and back up the stairs at the rear of the plane. It was dark and we had to lug our carry on items with us. Not favorably impressed with Alaska Air) and flew into Fairbanks. Even though it ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


Don't understand negative reviews!

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arny
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I have taken ten cruises on eight different ships and 6 different lines and I can say that the staff on a recent Sapphire Princess cruise to Alaska was the most efficient and courteous I have experienced to date. The ship was spotless, the cabin clean and well maintained, and the cabin steward outstanding, as were every one of the dining room staff that we had contact with. The food, while not the ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


ALASKA

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markvchs
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Took our third cruise so far and first to Alaska on Sapphire Princess departing the 7th of September. Not to downgrade Princess but Alaska would at least be a 10 on a tug boat. We ran out of adjectives to describe the awesomeness and beauty of the entire trip. However, we really liked the Sapphire. We haven't taken a ship as big as this one and wondered if we'd feel crowded. Never once did this ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


One More Perspective

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AriesLV
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We sailed on the 9-7-2013 "Voyage of the Glaciers" from Vancouver to Whittier. Overall, the experience was a good one, but there were some significant "problems." However, as the saying goes, "even the worst day at sea is better than the best day on land." While this quote may not be literally true, the spirit of it is. The Good: Princess was remarkable with both embarkation and ...
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Sail Date: September 2013

Cabin Type: Balcony


Alaska here we come!!!

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juny
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We toured Anchorage by land for several days before embarking on the ship to sail toward home. We liked touring by land first and then relaxed on the ship the second part of our trip. Princess cruises are the best although we haven't sailed on any other ship. I would recommend the Sapphire Princess...................we had an excellent time..................... The food is excellent; we ...
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Sail Date: August 2013


Fabulous Cruise!

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ski2pla
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our Dr. told us to take this cruise., and it was seconded by another Dr. too. We had a particularly challenging year with health issues and the Dr.s were right- we needed a vacation! It was a last minute idea to take the cruise and we were treated great by Princess Cruises when we booked. We were able to get a handicap accessible room that was everything we needed. I prearranged for a mobility ...
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Sail Date: August 2013

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Alaska on the Sapphire Princess

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khjluvs2golf
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Cruising Alaska was magical. Cruising it on the Sapphire Princess was a mixed bag. Here are my grades. Buffet " C-" Our hearts sank when we ate our first lunch on board. It was awful and the buffet space is small and sterile feeling. But the window seats toward the back of the ship are wonderful and you are somewhat separate from the masses. Dining Room Food "A" So surprising that the dining ...
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Sail Date: August 2013

Cabin Type: Balcony


CruiseTour Expectations Not Met

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Peaker4k
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We were first time cruisers, at least on a big ship. We?d previously only gone on windjammers, so our expectation of amenities was not that high. Service was a different story. We had been told Princess was top shelf among the cruise lines. ARRIVAL: We boarded at Vancouver. The US Direct program was a big disappointment. Technically, we got through customs faster; however any time we saved, and ...
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Sail Date: August 2013


Sapphire Princess, Alaska: A Good Experience

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lawgirl3
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This ship is lovely. Very tastefully done, with light wood and subtle art. Not at all gaudy like other ships (read: Carnival). The Princess embarkation and debarkation processes are a piece of cake. It's a VERY well orchestrated drill with little or no fuss. The crew -- we primarily interacted with housekeeping and food service -- was good but not great. Probably 98% of the passengers on this ...
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Sail Date: August 2013


Relaxing Vacation for Family

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bycoastal
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We have always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise and upon finding a good deal online, our group of six (ages 24-67) booked our three inside cabins less than three weeks before embarkation through Costco. We were assigned three rooms that happened to be handicapped rooms. Two of the rooms (E717 and E714) were very spacious with sitting areas complete of a second TV, minibar, and a sofa. I read ...
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Sail Date: August 2013


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