Unable to see anything of Anchorage as we had to board a bus by 11 a.m. to take us to the ship, which departed at 8.50 p.m.. Embarkation was handled very well. Our cabin was adequate, but the shower was very small and with a curtain that permitted water to get all over the floor.
Although we had anytime dining, we were told that the first night we had to go to dinner a 5 p.m.. They had two formal nights in our assigned dining room so we had to dine in one of the expensive restaurants as we had no dress clothes. The on-board newspaper giving scheduled event times was often in error, and you would arrive to hear a talk on something and it would only be people selling jewelry.
Both my husband and I came down with the flu and were quarentined to our room for 2 days, necessitating using room service. The menú for room servicew was extremely limited and when we asked for dinner rolls we were told "bread at night, you want bread order sandwich". To top this off the 2 hot dishes (lasagna and chili) were terrible. Food in other dining room and Sabatinis was good, but definitely not gourmet. Buffet was OK but was the same ítems every day.