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Whittier Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews

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Land & Sea - The Way To Be!
"I wanted to see what is becoming the last frontier in the most comprehensive way. Alaska is so huge that a cruise seemed the most efficient and relaxing way to go about it. Arriving just in time for the summer..."Read More
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The money grab

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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Butchie B

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have been on about 15 cruises, last one 15 years ago. We have been all over the Caribbean, Mexican Rivera a number of times. Been through the Panama Canal, New Zealand and Australia. First cruise I have been on were I was charged for a soda. First cruise I have been on were they wanted to charge me $40 per person per day to look off the stern of the ship. Charged $29 per day service charge ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


A little disheveled

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tjo1952

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The cabin was fine, and the cabin steward did a good job. Nothing special except ice - no towels folded into animals, for example. The food was medicre, except for pizza and hamburgers, which were very good. The dining room food, though, clearly showed efforts at cost cutting - New York strip steaks were a little on the tough side, for example, and I think that the scallops were not scallops, ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with disabled person


This cruise was an event that could be repeated, there is so much to see and do.

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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TezzaBee49

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This cruise was chosen because the Inside Passage cruise has been a bucket list item for many years. It totally exceeded our expectations. The Island Princess was extremely accommodating with great passenger to staff ratio. The staff and crew were fantastic, and were genuinely happy to attend to our needs. The balcony cabin was excellent, and maintained extremely well. Each Port entry was handled ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


The love boat didn't wow us.

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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hr1313

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Overall we enjoyed the cruise. Some solid entertainment, however timing was off based on your dinner seating. The food bland and unexciting. The lounge, bar and restaurant staff could not produce drinks that were not on the menu; and the drinks were also not good. All fruity with no punch. The staff (wait, buffet, bar) seemed unpersonable and disinterested. Our room (mini-suite) was a good ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Great itinerary-less than stellar service, and older ship

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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goudgesails

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I added this trip on to an inland photography workshop we attended up north (Lake Clarke Park). We hadn't seen the inland passage and wanted to enjoy a bit of luxury on the way home vs simply jumping on an airplane in Anchorage and fly back to Phoenix. The Island Princess is smaller than some of the larger ships and included views of Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier, where other ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Couldn’t get off the ship fast enough.

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Jimbo12357

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Wow. Horrible. Bad food, bad service as a simple summary. Lots of whales sighted though (both at sea and at the buffet). Comically bad waiters sticking our menus into our food. Several meals in the dining room were not really edible so had to chase that meal with a visit to the buffet in the hopes of something better than “hot dog pineapple salad”. (No, I didn’t make that up). The ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview

Traveled with children


Land & Sea - The Way To Be!

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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curlyqq

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I wanted to see what is becoming the last frontier in the most comprehensive way. Alaska is so huge that a cruise seemed the most efficient and relaxing way to go about it. Arriving just in time for the summer solstice festival in Anchorage got the trip to a great start. Mingling with the natives and having my first taste of reindeer sausage got me in the mood for our Alaskan adventure. My husband ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


A decent trip filled with wonders but some improvements are needed

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tjfan001

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We took the trip as a group of my wife's high school reunion. This was the first time we had a cruise ship trip. The scenes along Alaska shore were spectacular. The meals, especially dinner, were great. The product shows at Princess Theater were outstanding. We also enjoyed free ice cream at top deck viewing ocean and mountains. The balloon party at Atrium on the last day was phenomenal. It was a ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


It was.... okay at best.

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Christinajdg

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

We choose this particular cruise because we wanted to see Alaska as late in the season as possible. We hoped to see the Northern Lights and our best chance was mid- September. We spent 11 days on land, followed by a 7 day cruise. Boarding the ship couldn't have been any easier. We arrived via tour bus and from the time we dropped our luggage off to the Porter's outside and to us actually ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


Alaska cruise tour

Review for Island Princess to Alaska

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Mlminpcb2018

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We thought the cruise tour would be the best in experience, food and service. We thought the service was overall very good. The food was very average at best. We used the Crab Shack experience and it was HORRIBLE. We were one of the last parties seated and I assume we got the last of the food available. The crab was dried out and the shrimp had no taste. There was no desert left for a ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


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