We set of sailing on June 19Th 2012. First we stayed in Seattle prior to sailing at Sutton In and suites. They have a package to sleep cruise and park your car. Paid $207 with free shuttle drop off and pick up. It is not a great hotel, however it was worth it.
Embankment process was great. We were able to get in the ship at 12 noon.. Went right to look at our cabin. It was small but very clean, bed was very comfortable. After that we went to buffet for lunch. Buffet was really good,lots of different foods. Am from Fiji cruise first time. They had dhal and rice, they also have chicken curry, Channa and other vegetable food everyday. After lunch we started looking for entertainment. They have lots of entertainment for kids. There were all ages of kid and teens on the ship. Rock climbing,comedy shows aqua club for kids.
For dinner we went to main dinning. There is 4 main free dining and 6 others are specialty charges apply. If you want to drink beer buy fosters 24 oz $8.00. Glass of champagne is 8.00 also. Drinks are expensive and you can take 2 bottle of wine . You can buy soda card $30. Orange juice is free for breakfast. You can get ice tea all day.
Room service fee applies from 12 midnight to 5am in the morning. Our first stop was Juneau. We bought our excursion mount Roberts tram way on the ship to go on the mountains it was really great. Cost was $30 pp. Then at 2ND stop at Skagway we bought our excursion on the ship for white water Yukon train ride. It was OK the scenery was breathtaking. Coming back was little boring cost was $119 pp. I saw a bear and I really love the scene. It was 3 hr ride. They also have gym on the ship.
Next stop was Ketchikan nice little town we walk for 2hours and bought some gifts. Did not buy any excursion.
Last stop was BC really great Island. Took a cab to down town $9.00. Did city tour on double Decker bus $22.00 pp. Not enough time to go to butchart gardens. Walked around the Impress an saw Parliament building. You can go to high tea at impress $60
Took cab back to the ship. Went to buffet for dinner. They had chocolate buffet on 2 last day. Buffet is really really good we had a great time. Lots of food. Food all the time. You can go on the back deck of the ship. They have food all the time.
You don't carry any cash. You have your ID card and everything will be charged on you room card.