We chose this cruise for the itinerary, knowing that this is an older ship and reviews were not glowing.
The Golden was in deed that. Mini suite was nothing special, bathroom had tub/shower, but no plumbing problems which I was worried about from former reviews. But, yes sewer odor noticed on immediate arrival and maybe 1or 2 times after and water leaks and buckets on floors.
The guest laundrette will close and it will be a pain. To the food and entertainment was sub par...not a foodie cruise but Alaska and the excursions were delightful! We also did enjoy the land portion and thought it was handled well. Cabin steward was functional, but there left carts and supplies in hallway all day long probably due To lack of space. The bed was comfortable and adequate space for belongings. Pool area food was good. Ran out of certain Alaskan beer. Only 1 of 2 specialty restaurants was good, we even cancelled a 2nd return to the Italian restaurant. The front desk and the bar staff were very good, some of the small venue entertainment were enjoyable.