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Alaska, as always, beautiful. Ship not as much
"I have been on approx. 15 cruises before and this was my first Princess cruise. I was looking forward to it since I hadn't done one before. To get right to the punch line, my wife and I had a great time. This was..."Read More
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Princess does NOT stand behind their product

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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surfside712

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We were suppose to Leave Vancouver September 11, 2019 at 5:30, but do to mechancical issues (propultion problems) the captain came on at 8:00 to tell us that we will not be leaving until approx midnight - in actuality it was 3:30 am on the 12th, and that we will be getting a $100 on board credit and 50% off the price of this cruise towards another future cruise. Because of this issue we will not ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Worst Vacation experience ever!

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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MrsBruno

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Worst vacation experience ever! We will never cruise again after the nightmare 5 day trip to Alaska on the Island Princess we just returned from. Our 5 day cruise was suppose to include two stops; Juneau and Ketchikan. We sailed on a broken ship, the stop in Juneau was cancelled, the staff was rude and surly, the food was inedible, the gym was abysmal, and the “activities” on board were sales ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


I was disappointed for many reasons. Can't make specialty restaurant reservation

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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EvelinaC

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose it because it was in our time line and it was an appropriate price. I had traveled with Princes before and I was looking for the good service. I was terribly disappointed. Princess booked our flights to and from. Our flight arrived just before our cruise. No one greeted us and no photos. When we tried to make reservations for specialty restaurants, there was only one line and one person to ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Slow boat to Alaska

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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Mr HKM

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We took the slow boat to Alaska on our first and only cruise. Our ship was 11 hours late leaving and the true reason why was never explained. We were told the ship was delayed departing several times with the last (7:30 pm) stating midnight which we stayed up for. Midnight came and went and we did not depart and no info provided. Wife woke up at 3am and at last we were underway. The next ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


How Not to Cruise to Alaska

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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demilllacou

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I had high expectations for seeing a glacier and snow in Alaska. That was the motivation for taking this 5 day “sampler” of 2 ports in Alaska, vs 4 day with 1 port. Unfortunately, the embarkation port exit was postponed 11 hours. This delay and the inability to correct the problem resulted in a port cut, Juneau. The ship itself is older, and looks outdated. The refurbishment done a few years ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony

8 Helpful Votes


First and Last

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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yvr-james

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was my first Princess Cruise and although we paid a great price for a balcony cabin we were 12 hours leaving port, due to a mechanical problem, our itinerary changed, we did not go to Juneau as planned, we did not cruise the outside of Vancouver Island which I was looking forward too. The communications regarding the mechanical problem were poor but in general I would say all communications ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


A Continuous Cycle of Disappointment

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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KrystalD

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

My family (a party of 15 people total) selected this cruise line because of the ports and shore excursions we were promised. Traveling to Juneau to see the glaciers, wildlife, and sled dogs were items on many of our bucket lists. Unfortunately, we did not get to see any of those things. Due to mechanical issues on the ship, we experienced a 12 hour delay at the Vancouver port and Princess Cruises ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


If Not Change of Itinerary than the Perfect Cruise

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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lingess

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Let me start with explaining why I only gave this a 3 out of 5. It started out great in that it was a pleasant surprise that we were able to board right after going through all the check in procedures to start taking advantage of the boats’ amenities. Get there early, as it does take a while to get through check-in/customs. Now, in my eyes, a cruise ship should be fit & ready to sail according ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony


Alaskan Sampler

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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Bionic Couple

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We are from Vancouver, so this 5 day "Sampler" cruise was an easy get away for us. We have been to Alaska before, so did not go for the itinerary, which was a good thing as it turned out. We were 12 hours late leaving Vancouver due to a mechanical issue. We did not make it to Juneau, but stopped in Prince Rupert instead. I have never been there so it was a new experience. There is a ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


A Good Start, Though a Better Finish

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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chatdad

10+ Cruises

After years of hearing from friends that an Alaskan cruise is THE cruise of a lifetime, we bit the bullet and pushed it to the top of our bucket list. Having cruised Princess once before (this would be our 25th cruise though only second on Princess), we had some expectations of quality of service and condition of equipment. Considering the Island Princess is one of it's oldest ships, for the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

17 Helpful Votes


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