Alaska was the destination of choice...so cruising seemed the best way to do it. We live near the port and found arrangements to be very easy. I had no idea we were going to love rising the way we do now. The cabin was much roomier than anticipated, the service was phenominal, and amenities were fabulous. Every port was wonderful and we could not wait to book our next cruise. We enjoyed Wine tastings, an art exhibit, gambling, balcony dining (which is the best value) and wonderful shore excursions. The spa experience was the most relaxing for both my husband and myself. We loved the tranquility area! The ship was beautiful and the staff saw to every detail. They knew our names and preferences by the second day. It was truly more luxurious than we anticipated. We met lovely people and enjoyed the company of people from MA you countries. Everything was great!