Number of Cruises: 3
Cruise Line: Princess
Ship: Sapphire Princess
Sailing Date: July 3rd, 2005
Itinerary: Inside passage
We used shuttle express van (10 persons) cost us $74 one way to Grand Hyatt Hotel from airport , booking by internet. And $ 42 from the Hotel to Pier 30 another day. For food ,I recommended Pf chang (Chinese restaurant in West lake shopping mall down town)
Even we used platinum check in , but there were still long lines on the way to the ship
This is mass market ship with two thousand more passenger that buffet breakfast and lunch almost full at the time .For Dining We choose any time dining (Pacific moon, vivaldi, the Savoy and Santa fe) that must be booked early especially during the formal night. The “Main food “ was the same in all the restaurant but each restaurant may had one or more specialty food. We bought just one soda voucher (coke ,sprite ) that can be share with my family. Staff at each dining restaurant were great . The entertainment was good especially the Broadway and the comedy.
Land Tours and ports
Dog Sledding in Juneau was the best , Tracy arm was wonderful, Victoria is beautiful, Ketchikan back country by Jet Boat “only saw Eagles” . Skagway Yukon and White pass by Train was not great.
We were instructed to disembark at 9.00 am and we wait one hour before our “colour” were called. We used Taxi from the pier to Best executive inn Hotel cost about $ 12 including tip . the taxi in Seattle is big enough to carry 2 adults and 2 children with bags.
Grand Hyatt Hotel
We booked 2 double bed room (not guaranteed) but got 1 King bed , but the good thing was , they gave us 1 extra bed for free . Best Western Executive Inn Hotel
We choose the hotel because the location near Space needle . The 2 double bed room was large enough to accommodate 4 persons. Only We regret that the Hotel did not had concierge service that the reception officer could not help us with our air ticket confirmation even We asked him twice.