I went on this cruise for scenery, fresh clean beautiful air, cool temperatures, and wildlife. As usual Alaska delivered it all. Whales, otters, harbor seals, birds, and mountain goats abound, 50-55 degrees. Spectacular glaciers.
However, I found this cruise to be lacking in energy. The live music aboard was downbeat. There was a steel drum player playing Kenny G and slow songs of that era on a Alaskan cruise, boring! There was a acoustic guitarist, boring. There was a slow playing piano man who wrote comedy into songs, boring. We had a juggler, a improv team, and a couple of guys trying very hard to sing the Four Seasons. There were movies in the atrium for all as well as a few for the kids. The entertainment was dull and I expected better. The comic wasn't very comical and put people to sleep. I found myself dozing and was outright bored in his regular show and his 18+ show was full of stupid, cheap and raunchy jokes. The majority of people were not laughing. A professional could make sex jokes funny, amateurs can't pull it off, he was amateur.
The free food was buffet cruise ship food. Room service was the same. Enough said.
We ate at 4 restaurants. The best was the Brazilian Moderno Churrascaria. You were fed very well with an incredible salad bar.
The worst was the Italian. It came from a can. The french left you hungry, and the Steakhouse was OK but high priced. Service at all 4 was wonderful.
It is the end of the season and perhaps the ship showed it. The crew looked tired and it showed. The seats in the theater need serious attention as well as the ships decor, very outdated.