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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 727 guests have reviewed Island Princess, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(727 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples60.2%
Singles/Friends12.4%
Families w/older children7.8%
Groups6.4%
Families w/young children1.8%

Most Recent Reviews

Alaska Cruise & land tour 2019

May 24th, 2019

This was a cruise and land tour. We started out in Fairbanks at the Princess Riverside Lodge. The lodge is very close to the airport and the Riverboat Discovery Cruise excursion. Highly recommend the Riverboat Excursion. Lunch is included and was very good. It is about a 5-10 minute drive to anything else from the lodge. It is not easy to walk anywhere from this location. We found the Airlink Shuttle to be a good deal. It cost $3.50 per person or a $10.50 minimum to most downtown locations. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum is a must see. You do this on your own; it is not an excursion offered by the cruise line. The train to Denali was great. Breakfast was included in the 4-hour ride. The train depot is a short bus ride away from the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. Most of the businesses here don't open until the 3rd week of May. The restaurants and the shops at the lodge were open. Recommend Lynx Pizza and Grizzly Burger. The only bus tour into the park was the Natural History Tour. It was interesting and we did get to see the mountain. We took a bus to Whittier via Anchorage. We had a 2-hour stop for lunch in Anchorage. The bus took about 7 1/2 hours total; the train takes 9 1/2 hours. The Island Princess is a nice ship. We really enjoyed all the open spaces and the views. Princess really knows how to make you comfortable. The beds are like sleeping on a pillow. Staff is exceptional. If you are looking for a relaxing cruise, this is the ship for you. We thought the entertainment and the food was the best.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Alaska 2019

May 24th, 2019

overall a great vacation/cruise, both land and sea! Service was impeccable! Two issues were lost luggage which was later found and huge over charge at jewelry store Effy aboard trip. Do not buy anything on board ship!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Absolutely wonderful

May 22nd, 2019

We had a great time mostly. The land part in Denali and Fairbanks were pretty average.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Alaska at its best

May 22nd, 2019

One of the best Like the smaller ship. Food great, nice passengers. Officers were never around

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

wonderful and relaxing Panama Cruise

May 18th, 2019

Overall great cruise. Relaxing. Good food. Nice ports. Most excursions were good. Go for a balcony if you can. Lovely to sit on balcony while ship goes thru locks. Order room service that day

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

May 15th, 2019

Firsy yime on Princess. Great trip into panama canal. Nice ship to get around. Bathroom in balcony Aft was larger than most. Great itinary. Entertainment was top notch. The only short fall was the size of the casino a lttle small. Would go on Princess again.

May 15th, 2019

The Island Princess has eliminated public areas and added more cabins! Think this resulted in 400 more passengers. We choose this ship because we love it’s sister ship, the Coral. This is NOT the same ship as the Coral. The huge two story Universal Lounge was removed, lots of cabins were added instead. The fitness room was moved from its larger upper deck view of the sea location to a smaller inside the ship lower down deck. It was a joke and people actually paid to use fitness studios in port to workout. The Piazza does not have a La Patisserie that serves coffees AND snacks, even though the large electronic kiosks at the elevators say this. The atrium is small and narrow. The bar at the casino has no snack area unlike the Coral. Less public spaces + more passengers = no empty chairs anywhere on the ship! Not enough space for a decent Zumba Class (was taught in the Wheelhouse Lounge) or Dance Lessons, both of which HAD been taught in the Universal Lounge. Because there was only a few good public spaces at night (Theatre, Explorers, Wheelhouse), these areas were always very packed. The internet was down the last 24 hrs on the ship. The food was for the most part good although very salty. Curtis Stone had a few menu items added here and there but for the most part were missing daily like we are use to. Service in the dining rooms were extremely slow. Coffee very weak. The Pub Lunch food was small and disappointing. Specialty restaurants were good so we ate there 3 nights. The buffet was good and seemed highly attended but again hard to get a table. There was not enough activities on board nor were there any guest educational speakers on the ports from what we could tell. Daily High Tea was never listed in the Patter so we just assumed there was none, we never confirmed nor has Princess contacted us about our comments and questions. Pastries were good. Servers and staff were extremely friendly. Cabin attendant very good. The captain and cruise staff very nice. If it were not for the amazing ports we visited, this cruise would have been one of our worst. We have done over a dozen cruises with them in the last 10 years and would like to continue so I hope a representative does follow up with us.

Great Panama Itinerary on Most Crowded Ship

May 13th, 2019

Good itinerary on one of the most disappointing cruises we have been on yet. We have been on over 40 cruises. This is the most crowded ship we have experienced and the staterooms down below were noisy. I am surprised that the rating system gives this review a 2.7 since they calculate the cruise experience as a whole. So good ports visited on a not so good ship gives a relatively high overall rating.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Interesting Ship experience

May 10th, 2019

I enjoy the Alaska cruise scene, this was my 4th trip. I want to go again

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Breathtaking Glaciers

May 10th, 2019

TV experience really bad. Old TV shows repeating same episode throughout the day. Only a few choices most boring. They could do a much better job providing DVD programming that changes daily. More choices of channels and programs too. Far too much pushing of sales on-board such as jewelry and fine art.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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