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Age: 57

Occupation:Speech Pathologist

Number of Cruises: 11

Cruise Line: Princess

Ship: Island Princess

Sailing Date: 2010-06-28

Itinerary: Inside Passage to Alaska

Our reason for going was to see the great state of Alaska up close and personal. That goal was achieved handsomely. We were unfortunate in the CruCon agent not supplying us with our documents by their lack of diligence and service. It made the trip feel a bit like Kindergarten for seniors as each installment or activity was unfolded for us that day...after we were dressed, or the day before. It was a bit disconcerting as a scavenger vacation was not what we had in mind.

The scenery was fantastic and the captain and naturalist gave every consideration to the majesty of the glaciers and the respect of the wildlife.

The food was mediocre. The fruit selections lacked variety. The evening dining room service was slow and the soups were not very hot. The good news is that the seafood was plentiful.

This was one of the better staterooms we have encountered. Particularly nice was the room design that seperated the sleeping area from the entry door and the light that often comes in around and under the door. The room was nearly soundproof, much better than ones on other trips.

Most evenings we spent listening to Jean Mac and George Gallus perform old standards in the lounge. We noted that it was the lounge preferred by staff as well. The style was relaxed, comfortable and sure. Both have training and talent beyond the average in most lounges and clubs. They were able to play "Play that Tune" or "Sing that Tune" without pause. How refreshing to hear really good music so well done. My own husband is a professional pianist so we are a bit choosy in what is really good! These two should not be missed.

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