Princess Cruises is Back to Cruising

My family has always wanted to go to Alaska, and we finally took the Majestic Princess round trip from Seattle. It was the second Alaskan cruise of the season. There were some rough edges with service times and meals but nothing that couldn’t be solved. The issues we dealt with, I believe, were due to the staff not working for over a year and a half.

View from the balcony

One of the best parts was the  MedallionClass. The ship has a sophisticated system that knows where you are based on the medallion you are wearing. It got delivered to us with a Princess lanyard before our trip. As you approach your door, you don’t need to slow down- it knows your coming!

The Dine Now was one of my favorite parts of the app. I could order a drink wherever I was, and it would find me. It can be a little big brother-like, but the pros outweighed the cons. The drinks were expertly made, and the ship had signature drinks as well. We were also able to order lattes and cappuccinos every morning. 

The food ranged from OK to extraordinary. I felt the food at the Marketplace was not consistent as my morning toast was often stale, and the meat leaned to overcooked or dry. The desserts were excellent, and some notable standouts were the vegetarian pies and the short rib sliders. 

You must eat at Alfredo’s. I will preface my opinion by saying I am the first generation in the US with a 100% Sicilian background. The pizza was authentic and delicious with that amazing crispy crust. The calzone and Sicilian baguette were fresh and tasty. I would have eaten there every day if I wasn’t watching my carbs! 

The Chopsticks  Noodle Bar served excellent ramen on an outdoor deck, and it was very welcome when we sat out to see the glaciers. The ship had comfy blankets to make sure you were comfortable.

The main dining rooms offered various innovative meals every night, and I loved the wine pairings printed on the menu.

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