The itinerary and stops were great but the ship seems to be a little tired overall and maybe not the best value for the buck.
So my vacation started with three days in Anchorage on my own.At this time the wildfires were pretty strong and every day there is a hazy smoke that you can smell and see that obscured the mountains. It was summertime and the highs are almost in the 80s which was unusual acording to some of the locals there. We wore T-shirt and shorts and maybe jeans towards the night time. Also the sun never really goes down it’s always bright even in 2 to 3 in the morning it’s still somewhat bright.We did not go to did Dinali Ben stayed up and stay with in a good area. The wildlife conservation was I want to visit worth doing it’s still nearby. I went fishing out of Seward for halibut caught my limit which is essentially 20pounds worth of halibut. Then I went to a nearby reindeer farm I forgot the exact name but that was the greatest little jam and I highly recommend it. It’s basically a giant petting farm but you get to see reindeer feed them EC moose and ox and elk.
OK so to start the cruise we took a shuttle bus from the company ACB. it took about an hour from the airport through the tunnel which was neat onward to Whittier. The bus stops right in front of this giant white tent where the people take your luggage literally two steps away from the bus. Then from that tent you walk into the main building which has nice clean bathrooms and proximately up to 20 people to help check you win. Literally as soon as you get off the bus it took over 20 minutes to get onto the boat it was ridiculously fast. Maybe since the boat is smaller the embarkation is this fast I never had it this fast and easy before. There was no waiting around or anything you just literally get off the bus and non-stop walk and sign in and you get on the ship.
regular sweet size with those bunkbeds that come from the ceiling and there were two of them so overall for individual sleeping areas two twin beds and then to overhead bunkbeds that came down. Fortunately when the bunkbeds come down it blocks the view of the TV so you couldn’t really watch TV. As I want to said the shower is extremely small it was OK for the first couple nights but then it really gets on you how small that is it. Our main complaint with the sheets smelled like dirty old sweat please see the above review for details. I can’t stress this enough to basically almost ruined our trip I helped and smelly was . And when you asked for new sheets it still smells like sweat so imagine sleeping for seven nights with your face on the pillow that smells like dirty gym socks it’s annoying