We, our family of three (with an almost ten year old daughter), flew into Seattle the morning of the cruise and was met at the airport by our driver from Townpointe Limousine..what a great company!
We arrived at the ship around 1:00 p.m. and boarded the ship quickly. The Latitudes line was no line at all. We were processed and was checking out our balcony cabin within fifteen minutes. Since we woke up that morning at 3:00 a.m. in SC and lost three hours, we were all pretty tired and looked even worse. But, we freshened up and headed to Raffles for a quick bite to eat. The drill was painless and the fastest I have experienced cruising.
Cabin - The cabin seemed small to us at first..with three people, but it grows the longer you are there. The balcony was a must for Alaska, and it was enjoyed throughout the week. During the trip to glacier, we sat outside on the balcony, drank coffee, and ate soup we retrieved from Raffles. Being on the port side of the boat gave us an awesome view. We didn't miss a thing. The bathroom of the cabin was great. The shower was larger than most ships, and the glass door was a nice bonus. The room was always kept clean and stocked with coffee and ice.