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CAROL

Age: 70

Occupation:RETIRED

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Princess

Ship: Island Princess

Sailing Date: 2013-06-24

Itinerary: ALASKA

I picked Princess due to the repetition and cruise destination. I enjoyed the cruise portion of my trip. I thought most of the employees were extremely confident and professional. Our steward was enormously accommodating always inquiring if there was anything we needed, etc. The dining room menu selections were goo the food average. The accommodations were what I expected, small but adequate for two petite women. All was going well UNTIL we left the ship for the three day land segment. Princess scheduled us to arrive at McKinley and Denali Lodges knowing that we would arrive too late to do or plan any excursions? Actually you could have skipped McKinley, nothing there. I waited for years to see Denali. Thanks to their arrangements we arrived in Denali after 4 PM with the last excursion leaving at 3 PM. I cannot even describe how distressed and depressed we were. The only reason Princess would schedule anyone to these lodges is that people would spend more money in the restaurants and gift shops Thank you Princess Cruises for ruining what could have been an exceptional vacation.

Menu selections looked good and most of the food was fine but a little bland.

Small but fine cabin for two petite people. Clean.

Really did not participate in many activities.

Be very careful of the land segment -- Princess does not schedule well for this. Took four excursions, two were nice. The Whale dinner sightseeing cruise was a waste of money. The food was horrible and the boat so so.

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