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David

Age: 53

Occupation:Upper Management

Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Princess

Ship: Sapphire Princess

Sailing Date: 2011-06-5

Itinerary: Alaska

I was not really looking forward to this cruise because I have never had a good cruise experience. You might be asking why was I going. This was a company incentive trip. Anyway this was by far the best cruise I have been on. The only thing that could have been better would have been if it would have been a warm climate cruise. The scenerary was beautiful. The staff was most helpful from customer service to the casino dealers. I had my luggage lost from American Airlines and the staff did everything they could do to help with finding me clothes to wear.

I am in the food business and the other cruises I had been on were marginal at best. This was the exception. We did anytime dining which I would suggest unless you like waiting in line for banquet style eating. We also ate at the Sterling Steakhouse and Sabatini's. Both were $20 upcharges but were like going to a restaurant at home. The pizza was great. The burgers were great. Room Service was fresh hot and delivered very fast. Coffee delivered in less than 10 minutes every morning.

We upgraded to a mini suite and was worth the extra $500. Most of the rooms had balconies but the small living room was good especially on the day my wife couldn't get out of bed because of rough water. Much bigger than I remember.

We couldn't keep up with everything because there is so much to do. Read the daily brochure of activities.

Don't go on the Back Country Jeep and Canoe excursion unless you know a good back doctor. I heard the helicopter glacier was fantastic. Hire one off the ship they are less crowded. Go to Tracy's Crab Shack in Juneau. Go to the Irish Pub and the Oyster House in Victoria

Overall is was good. There are a lot of elderly people so you need patience. Pay the extra to check your luggage on the ship and get your boarding passes. I really can't say anything bad about it if you like the great outdoors and it being a little cold and wet.

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