First large ship cruise. It was better than expected. Very organized as to getting on and off ship. Went into Fairbanks a day early so we could see sights on own. Enjoyed the Fountainhead Car Museum, caught MAC local bus, and the University of Alaska free shuttle from car museum, along with walking along the Chena River in morning. Westmar k Hotel was nice. Bus to Denali, stayed McKinley Lodge, nice. Ate at local Pizza/beer joint for lunch and Moose-Aka's Serbian restaurant for dinner, both great. Took free shuttle to Park and hiked, then took free shuttle to Savage River. Actually saw Denali!
Next day long drive to Seward on motorcoach. Great driver, made good time and stopped for photos of Denali and nice lunch in Wasilla.
Embarktion at Seward went smoothly, took shuttle to view small town. We liked going to the local saloons before getting back on board to be with locals.
Plenty of storage. Not great view, saw rusty lift winch for lifeboats.
Glacier Bay was amazing. A forest ranger came aboard and did narration, as well as a native Chilkat a young woman whom you could talk to on deck. Also, in the morning there was a BBC movie on Alaska with music provided by Lincoln center musicians, amazing photography. saw three glaciers, seals on ice chunks, and glacier calving. Beautiful!
Walked around town, interesting, especially Creek Street stream. Free shuttle back to ship.