Overview: Alaska 2010 on Island Princess

Margerie Glacier
About Us
Chris and I are a married couple of DINKS (Double Income No Kids) in our early 30′s. This was our 4th cruise and 3rd cruise in the last 2 years. We have sailed Disney twice and Royal Caribbean once but this was our first Princess cruise.

We did not do an official cruise tour and booked our land portion (2 nights in Anchorage, 2 nights in Denali, train to Whittier, and Prince William Sound cruise) independently, though we used Princess for the Denali portion. For more info about this, see my Day 2 post. Other than the Vancouver Overview tour before flying home, we also booked all our excursions independently.

Feel free to post any questions in the meantime or send me an e-mail!

Trip Report
Below are links by day to my DETAILED trip report with photos:

Planning Tips

+ Getting started on planning an Alaska cruise
+ Newbie’s Guide to Princess Cruises
+ Alaska Packing List
+ Alaska Shopping Tips

Overall Thoughts
This vacation was literally day after day of amazing experiences! Like many, I thought this might be a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska but I definitely plan to return in a few years. I loved everything we did but there is so many more things I want to do!

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5 thoughts on “Overview: Alaska 2010 on Island Princess”

  1. What a fantastic trip report. I came here from Cruise critic. Loved all your photos too. So wonderful seeing and reading all about your trip as we are in the planning stages of our trip next June and we’re planning on doing a lot of the things you did.


  2. Rebecca and Chris,
    I really enjoyed reading your trip to Alaska.You both have done a FANTASTIC job.( writing and taking awsome pictures). You can publish a book. We are booked on the same tour for August 2011 and after reading your journey I have a feeling I was already there. You had answered all my question I would have to ask Princess Cruise. Very detailed report. Thank you very very much.

  3. I just wanted to leave a message and thank you for your detailed reviews. I’m leaving for an Alaskan cruise via Princess Coral in a few weeks and I found your site very helpful in planning. I can’t wait!!

  4. Thanks so much for a truly wonderful and detailed report. I’ve only just discovered your site and am planning for Alaska next year.

    Did you ever write up a report of our 2012 Northbound Alaska trip?

  5. thanks for sharing this info, I found it very helpful and it got me excited about planning for my own alaska cruise in a few months!

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