Having been thrilled at our experience with H&A on our last cruise we had no second thoughts about choosing this company once more. Why?
The staff, food and clientele were all first class. We especially like the fact that all the food has to be served to you, no scramble and self service that we have encountered on other ships. This also stops germs spreading.
We were two of only 12 British guests.
We were so blessed with the weather that we even got sunburned on one day! Having packed layers and waterproof clothing which we rarely used apart from times out on deck whilst sailing into winds.
Always good to be prepared as the weather can change. Locals were amazed how hot it was 24 degrees!
Food was top draw once again. This is fine dining and good to see more people dress up this time. One tip if you want to eat alone is book early and in advance.
Excursions are down to you, however June is fine regarding bears but I would be worried after that once the salmon come to town. Remember this is bear country so if you are concerned then read the signs and ask for sightings.
Glacier bay is unbelievable and meets all expectations.
Juneau, glacier and waterfall is excellent and make sure you walk to the whale statue.
Sitka and ketichkan just use shuttle bus to explore yourself. Sitka museum certainly worth a visit however the Russian dance so is worthy of a Monty python sketch. Ketichkan will take you 40 mins to walk round! The lumberjack show was worth a look and book on ship as it is literally 2 mins walk from dock and saves queuing a a slow ticket booth.
Victoria was get off and on in a couple of hours. Arrived at 7pm, so no point in going to the gardens which is probably the highlight here. Chinatown was a joke .
We stayed in Seattle for 2 nights and had a day on the way back.
Boeing factory and flight museum are excellent value. If you get the elvis driver to the factory you are in for a treat. Space needle and skyview for sunset are a must visit. Seattle however is worse than New York for beggars, homeless so be aware.
Go to pike place market to have the best fish and chips at athenian restaurant.
Well laid out and plenty of room for clothing.
Leave curtains open to wake up for breathtaking views.
Remote controls only fault with cruise!
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Just get off and walk round. If you are lucky with the weather get back onto the ship and sunbathe.
Lumberjack show worth it for a laugh, book on ship and walk to