We arrived into Anchorage and toured the state a couple of days before our departure. Anchorage is very overpriced for regular hotel rooms. Example: Fairfield Inn-$200/night. (And they were sold out!) Souvenirs are expensive in Anchorage, best souvenir shopping was in Ketchikan.
Took train down to Seward, it is an early departure 6 a.m. but worth it for the beautiful scenery. Very nice ride and on time. The train will transfer your luggage directly to the ship. DO NOT BUY ANY ITEMS IN SEWARD !! It was so overpriced that we thought they were kidding. Example: 24 exp. Disposable camera $18.00
Embarkation was fine despite Celebrity training several new employees. Food was very good especially the fruits. Menu every night included choice of meats, poultry, fish or combo. Lunch was the only meal that was good for food but bad for enjoyment,our fellow passengers showed up pushing and shoving in line when there was no need.