What makes a cruise better? Cruising with your best friend. This is John and I will be cruising Alaska May 7th on Island Princess (gulf-south to north) with my best friend Nelldean. My partner Chip and I have sailed several time before in the Caribbean but with scheduling not permitting him to go, Nelldean and I will have to have fun without him. This will be our first Alaskan cruise and we are excited about cruising new territory. As I have in the past I hope to meet with other cruisers. Getting to know other cruiser before boarding the ship and then meeting everyone is like cruising with family. So here's to meeting new friends. Let's chat before and look forward to meeting onboard.