Island Princess Cruise Review by tonamie
- Sail Date: July 2019
- Destination: Alaska
- Cabin Type: Balcony
We were on the Island Princess for one week Alaskan cruise Northbound (July 31, 2019 to Aug, 7, 2019) traveling from Vancouver to Whittier. We really enjoyed this itinerary, Voyage of the Glaciers, and the ship! With approximately 2200 passengers, we never felt crowded or lost. We particularly enjoyed having a room toward the front of the ship as the Horizon buffet was also at the front, and it had an excellent view with so many windows facing the front. Our balcony room was on the Dolphin (9th) deck. Our balcony view was magnificent, particularly because the weather cooperated so well. Sunny skies, around 70 degrees each day, and not one drop of rain throughout our cruise. Our room was kept super clean by Jovey, our room steward. Clean is a biggie with us, and we especially enjoyed a carefully cleaned bathroom with towels replaced throughout the day by our room steward. We learned the layout of the ship on our first day of cruising. The atrium covers three floors and is lovely with the glass elevators for an added touch. We enjoyed the theater productions, especially the dancers, singers, and male comedian (Delena). Anytime dining was wonderful too; we enjoyed ordering from a menu and the staff was extremely helpful.
We are an active, retired couple. This was our fourth cruise to Alaska in six years, so we have a frame of reference concerning Alaskan cruises. On the previous three Alaska cruises, my husband and I traveled alone as a couple, but this time we asked my husband's sister and her husband to join us. It was fun watching them see Alaska for the very first time. And, the Island Princess certainly made our cruise very memorable, from the food to the staff. Everything went well on this trip, and we highly recommend the Island Princess for a relaxed, memorable, and enjoyable journey to Alaska.
tonamie’s Full Rating Summary
D221 starboard We enjoyed our balcony room on the Island Princess. The 9th floor is nestled between two floors with only staterooms, so the 9th floor is very quiet. There is only one desk chair in the room, but we were able to enjoy the two chairs on the balcony since the weather was so mild. Mirrors in the room, along with the balcony glass door, made our room so airy and bright. Our bed and pillows were extremely comfy, and the bathroom worked out fine for my husband and me. We enjoyed the open closet where we could also place our luggage. We liked storing our luggage in the open closet, plenty of space. There are also built-in shelves off to one side that also held an easy-to-use safe. The carpet was very clean, and small refrigerator came in handy for storing water bottles. We recommend the Dolphin 9th floor, and we would stay here again!
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