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Alaska Soutbound: Coral Princess or Zaandam?

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I've been reading reviews on cruisecritic.com and other sites, but I am still having difficulty choosing a cruise southbound out of Alaska. We are 3 couples traveling together (ages 40-60). We'd like to fly to Anchorage, spend a few days on our own, then cruise south to Vancouver before returning to Florida. Choices are:

Coral Princess: Leaving from Whittier, oceanview cabin (no couch, tiny shower/no tub). Some bad comments also about the beds. Food doesn't get many good remarks. Ship otherwise rated very well.

Holland America Zaandam: Leaving from Seward, oceanview cabin (bigger room, w/couch and tub/shower, lots of good comments about beds). Some of the comments, though, lead me to believe this ship is not as nice as other Holland America ships.

We'd like to spend time in Seward, and doesn't seem like there is much in Whittier. But HAL is more expensive, by about $100-200+ per person for a 7-day cruise.

Any comments from my fellow Fodorites? I need to make a choice this week and need some advice. Thanks, all!

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