I had always wanted to see the Inside Passage, and family/friends who had gone said the only way was to go on a small ship. This ship has only 40 passengers, a full crew (chef, baker, bartender, etc. in addition to captain and his staff). We were able to see lots of wildlife: whales, eagles, bear, moose, seals, otters, puffins, etc. and many incredible views of glaciers, mountains, icebergs and more. We had guided tours of two native villages/towns, which were both quite special, and saw many beautiful totem poles in those places, as well as Ketchikan and Sitka. We had day trips in Juneau and Wrangell.
The food was always delicious, as well as the desserts (full time baker on board). A nice surprise was a bartender, who made special cocktails every day.
There were kayaks available, so most of us kayaked a few times on the calm waters of the inside passage.
Cabin was comfortable and cozy, though tight. Good use of space, with bathroom/shower, but challenging to navigate for older people.
Lots of shopping, but also some good sights: park center and totem museum