For those who travel with Celebrity Cruises, Aqua Class is a must! it changes the entire experience, from Embarkation to dining to amenities. If you used it only for Embarkation and Dining in Blu, you will feel as though the little extra cost was worth it.
Another tip, use Luggage Valet for the extra $20. On Getaway day, you won't see your luggage until you arrive at baggage claim at the final destnation of your chosen airline. (This presumes that you fly home the same date that the ship arrives in port the final day).
We have been with Celebrity several times, each being consistent. Dining was terrific, staff was great, ship looked fantastic, shows were entertaining and Alaska was Awesome.
Afterall, you can enjoy all of the amenities getting to port, but utimately, being in Alaska is jaw dropping.
Ketchikan - Don't miss the Float Plane and Crab Feast!
Juneau - Whale Watching is spectacular especially if the weather cooperates!
Tracy Arm - If you don't way "WOW" at least 10 times, perhaps you are unconscience, or ate yourself to oblivion.
Skagway - Don't miss the White Pass Railroad.... WOW WOW WOW!!!
NOTE!! Juneau is using Tenders for now on every other cruise. We were lucky enough to be a on docked cruise week, and that enhanced the experience.
Hope this helps, and enjoy Cruising!!