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Royal Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Princess can do better

Royal Princess Cruise Review by Sharman22

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

*Hour wait to get on ship in Whittier, poorly organized

*Rooms at McKinley & Denali were like camping or hunting

*Hotel Captain Cook was excellent and restaurants were superb

*Salmon Berry Tours is excellent in Anchorage

*Train ride to Whittier was long, be prepared. No water for purchase

*Excursion issues in two cities:

Train in front of us derailed for the White Pass Scenic Railway. We had to go backwards to Canada (show passports) and have rescue buses pick us up. A 2h45m tour turned into 6 hours. Got refund but did not care to see the town after that.

Juneau- paid for Mendenhall glacier and Whale Quest tour. Guaranteed to see whales!

Our most exciting part of the trip was cancelled because the boats were not working. We

got to the dock, full bus, just to turn around. Will never see whales. Still waiting for refund.

*Engine caught fire on our way back to Vancouver.

*Had good experience at Sabatini's, bad at Crown Grill.

*Cabin steward (Teofilo) was excellent

*Entertainment, especially,comedian AJ Jamal was great

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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MB B318

Cabin was fine, well kept. The sofa really needs to be replaced.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

White Pass Scenic Railway

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Best of Juneau

If this is the Mendenhall glacier and Whale Quest - our boats for the Whale Quest were down. See previous story Glacier was great.

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Lumberjack Show

Kept stuffing people in and bringing out more bleachers. Fire hazard.

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Totem Bight State Park

After the first few stories about Totem Poles, I'd had enough. Tour guide was not

very exciting, felt like he was reading off of papers. Could have read stories myself.

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Princess EZair got us out at 10:30pm when ship was in port at 7am. Not happy.

This was a 7 hour tour of Vancouver. Small bus, great tour guide, Carlos. Luggage was with us all the time. We got dropped off at airport. Saw so much of Vancouver. Would strongly recommend this tour if you have a lot of time to wait.

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