We started in Juneau, southbound to Seattle with a total of 16 'Safari Questers' on board and nine crew.
From the first night it was one lifetime experience after another. We saw pods of Humpback whales on numerous occasions, with one pod feeding in an awesome display of power. An Orca swam next to us for a short distance (at night so no photos other than the one planted in the memory bank). We were also accompanied by dolphins, eagles and the 'skiffers' caught and captured a bear on digital video and DLSR still as it was fishing a very short distance from our intrepid travellers. Two successive nights of the northern lights and the Big Dipper planted mid photo screen whilst two 'Questers' had a lazy hot-tub as the photographers did there work.
Great trips ashore in Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Friday Harbor, sadly as the big ships AKA floating hotels were leaving. My wife was stopped by a long line of returnees in Ketchikan and told "there's a queue" you'll have to wait in line; said "excuse me, not for our ship" and continued to our birth.
A multi talented terrific crew, enjoyable company with all our fellow 'Questers' superb sailing by all helmsmen/women, wonderful activities (skiffing, canoeing, hiking, photography, FUN AND MORE FUN) a great room with lots of under king sized bed storage and lots to do or nothing if that was your fancy.
Got the brochure and planning our next small ship cruise.
Lots of space for a king sized bed; very comfortable Tempurpedic mattress, window opened out to starboard, great for photography or viewing when there was a bit of sea spray about. Lots of space in the bathroom and shower. The DVD player in the TV got a work out at night as there are lots of 'classics' on board as well as new movies
The only annoying feature was the vertical blinds which has to be tied back and secured in a swell.