This was our 12th cruise to Alaska. We've done one way, two one ways, and mostly Vancouver return. We live in Vancouver so it's very easy for us to book last minute. This is my third Celebrity Alaska cruise.
The ship is in good condition considering the age. I thought it was very well kept up and the common areas nicer than expected. Our shower was one of the largest we've seen! Our room steward, dining room waiter and assistant waiter were excellent! Every time we walked through the halls we were greeted by a very friendly hello. All the staff were very friendly and I NEVER encountered anyone that wasn't friendly.
The food was good, hot and very nicely presented. The entertainment was good. We didn't like the magician as we found his equipment to be "amateur". However, his personality was wonderful. He needs to spend some money on his props. The comedian was superb! Sue Denning the Cruise Director was incredible. Not only was she visible throughout the ship her wonderful personality and excellent singing voice made the cruise!
Hubbard Glacier was wonderful. The weather was awesome, clear blue skies. We really lucked out.