We opted to fly into Seattle to avoid the International backup in Vancouver BC. Our 4 hour shuttle was very enjoyable, the bus driver pointed out all the sights along the way, the bus was clean and roomy. Upon arrival at the cruise terminal, boarding was welcoming and quick. Since we had no luggage to tug around (the shuttle fee included baggage handling to our cabin), we were able to have lunch with out the hassle.
The seas were smooth, the ship beautiful, room was more than we had expected, we were 2nd from the front with a great view from our window, I took some beautiful pictures from the window.
Shows were entertaining, comedian 'Sarge' was terrific, hope to see him again. He was not only funny, he sang beautifully and played the piano. Great entertainer and so personable. The captain was unquestionable the best, he manuvered our ship almost on top of the glacers.....and turned the ship so both sides enjoyed the sights. The entire cruise was very smooth waters. The beauty in Alaska is undescribable.
My negative report is the coffee, European instant syrup unless you buy a coffee card to get brewed from the coffee bar. still add hot water.