We attended all the shows which featured the singers and dancers which we enjoyed. The entertainers are a very talented group of young people. We did not attend the comedian, magician or crew shows. We watched a movie one night. Each night we'd go to the Crow's Nest to listen to Monica and the HALcats. Great band!!! We also enjoyed the string quartet and the 3 piece lounge band. We gambled some in the slot machines, won more than we lost. Each morning my husband would work out in the gym and I would walk the deck for an hour. Other times on the ship, we would read in the library, watch movies in our room, or just nap.
Disembarking was also a breeze. Aside from my suitcase losing a wheel (could happen anywhere) we were out of the ship area in about 5 mins.
With the heat of the East Coast summer, this was a wonderful break. We came home to some more 90+ weather, but just looking at my pictures of the glaciers took off some of the heat and humidity.
Glacier Bay National Park, although not a port, was in my opinion the high point of the cruise. Capt. Bos's enthusiasm for this area "my favorite place in the world" was certainly contagious. He announced each sighting of bear, whale, goat, white lightning (when part of the glacier breaks off into the water) and steered the ship here and there for just the right amount of time to enjoy the scenery from every angle. He told us numerous times to get outside to fully enjoy this day and I'm so glad we took his advise. We stood for a long time on the bow and felt up close and personal with nature. What an experience!
At the end of our trip, we had only 2 hours until we had to make our way to YVR (Canada Line train, under $4.00 for a one-way ticket, 1/2 hr trip.) We took a walk along the sea wall to Stanley Park.