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Chose this particular cruise as it had the landtour afterward which had the itinerary we wanted. Ship was 'ok' nothing special or outstanding. In fact we thought it was all looking very old and tired and in desperate need of a major make-over. The cabin mirrored the rest of the ship... tired and dated. The bathroom had a constant musty smell.... i'm guessing from the overflow in the sink not being attached, so whenever the sink should 'overflow' the water just ended up pouring onto the shelf below..!! (not fault of the cabin steward as he did a wonderful job) Dining..... boring boring boring..... nothing that made us say "wow... that was amazing.!" in fact if anything the buffet had more choices and was of the same 'standard'. Oh... 'Anytime Dining'.... that was a joke..!! yeah 'anytime' IF you have made a booking... but that defeats the object of ANYTIME dining..!! We had to wait most evenings for ANY table because we hadn't made a BBOKING for ANYTIME dining..!! Entertainment..... hmmmm.... apart from the onboard dancers and singers, who by the way put on some awesome shows.!!, again there was nothing that made us 'want' to go and see/do anything. Service.... the service we received from the coffee guys was absolutely appalling, totally arrogant and rude (apart from in the Horizon Court/Buffet, they were great) Service from most of the waiters in the main dining rooms again was poor, and we waited for what seemed ages between courses sometimes. The Excursions Tour desk operatives were arrogant to the point of being rude..!! A simple question was replied in such a curt and obnoxious manner... no need for it.! The reception desk were almost as bad. We had 2 occasions to go and ask something. The first time the guy was fantastic and sorted or query immediately. The second occasion we spoke to a young lady (blonde hair, glasses and an accent i wasn't able to identify...) well she was sooooo rude i wanted to complain to management but my other half stopped me from doing so saying "lets not let 'her' spoil our day"... and of course she was right. Ports and shore excursions.... the ones we did were good and well organised as per Princess standards

Alaska cruise/land tour

Coral Princess Cruise Review by Izzy & Treacle

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Chose this particular cruise as it had the landtour afterward which had the itinerary we wanted.

Ship was 'ok' nothing special or outstanding. In fact we thought it was all looking very old and tired and in desperate need of a major make-over.

The cabin mirrored the rest of the ship... tired and dated. The bathroom had a constant musty smell.... i'm guessing from the overflow in the sink not being attached, so whenever the sink should 'overflow' the water just ended up pouring onto the shelf below..!! (not fault of the cabin steward as he did a wonderful job)

Dining..... boring boring boring..... nothing that made us say "wow... that was amazing.!" in fact if anything the buffet had more choices and was of the same 'standard'. Oh... 'Anytime Dining'.... that was a joke..!! yeah 'anytime' IF you have made a booking... but that defeats the object of ANYTIME dining..!! We had to wait most evenings for ANY table because we hadn't made a BBOKING for ANYTIME dining..!!

Entertainment..... hmmmm.... apart from the onboard dancers and singers, who by the way put on some awesome shows.!!, again there was nothing that made us 'want' to go and see/do anything.

Service.... the service we received from the coffee guys was absolutely appalling, totally arrogant and rude (apart from in the Horizon Court/Buffet, they were great)

Service from most of the waiters in the main dining rooms again was poor, and we waited for what seemed ages between courses sometimes.

The Excursions Tour desk operatives were arrogant to the point of being rude..!! A simple question was replied in such a curt and obnoxious manner... no need for it.!

The reception desk were almost as bad. We had 2 occasions to go and ask something. The first time the guy was fantastic and sorted or query immediately. The second occasion we spoke to a young lady (blonde hair, glasses and an accent i wasn't able to identify...) well she was sooooo rude i wanted to complain to management but my other half stopped me from doing so saying "lets not let 'her' spoil our day"... and of course she was right.

Ports and shore excursions.... the ones we did were good and well organised as per Princess standards
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Balcony
Cabin BE C3**
Dated and tired... and the bathroom had a constant 'musty' smell (no fault of the cabin steward as they did a marvelous job)
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