Inside Passage has been on our bucket list for years and we came across this cruise at a local travel agent and couldn't resist it. The ship has recently been re-fitted and it really shows. Gone are the days of plastic shower curtains in a tiny corner shower, our inside cabin actually had a full size shower with a glass shower door which sealed perfectly. The toiletries come in big pump bottles so you don't have to mess around with taking toiletries with you or dealing with those difficult to handle little bottles. The cabin itself was beautiful and again much better than I had anticipated. There are lots of storage places conveniently located around the cabin and plenty of room under the bed to tuck away the luggage.
Each day our cabin attendant cleaned in the morning and again in the evening, ensuring that everything was in perfect order and left a daily plan for activities each day and chocolates in the evening when he did the turn down. Towels were always replaced for the evening if they had been used during the day.
The dining was better than expected and of course the first few days we went a bit mad trying everything but settled down once we realized that we could hit the buffet at any sort of odd hour and there was always something good to eat or snack on as the menu changed between breakfast/lunch/tea/dinner and late night snacks.
The entertainment was of good quality and varied content with many 'Beyond the Podium' presentations which were really interesting and well presented.
All of the staff are amazingly happy and you can tell that they enjoy working aboard this ship and that they are happy Celebrity employees in general. They even happily helped us with our strange requests during a scavenger hunt even though they didn't know what was going on.
Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very well and we were greeted with a glass of champagne during our initial embarkation, that made us feel very special. We had lots of time to explore the ship while waiting for the rest of the passengers and the restaurants and buffet were open for us.
We enjoyed ourselves so much that we booked a cruise for next year - we were never pressured with sales talk and in fact had to go and hunt down the sales people in order to book the next cruise - Celebrity is definitely our go to cruise line.
The cabin was very clean, well organized and comfortable - much better than expected. The bathroom has a 'full' size shower with a glass door that seals perfectly and was a pleasure to use.
The bed was very comfortable, more so than expected and the cabin was very quiet, we slept very well.
This was an awesome experience especially since we are 'Deadliest Catch' fans. The crew were a constant entertainment and everything that they showed us was very informative, we loved the constant stories that they shared with us, the glimpses of local life and life aboard was fascinating and they even kept us warm with heaters above us. This is a must do excursion in my mind.View All 125 Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour Reviews
Great trip on this narrow gauge railroad, interesting things were being pointed out all the way there and back and it was overall a great experience.View All 1212 White Pass Scenic Railway Reviews
We stayed overnight in the Holiday Inn Airport and highly recommend it .. the staff were friendly and the bed was the most comfortable that I have ever slept in. Tip: take the free shuttle from the hotel back to the airport and pick up the Sky train at the airport for the trip to the cruise port, paid just over $13 USD for the both of us - well worth it as it is a quick, easy, very economical and comfortable way to get to Canada Place.
We took a walk through the woods and along the nature trail after exploring the shops etc. at Cannery point and then walked into Hoonah and back - it was nice to get on land and take a good walk and it was a nice flat walk with lots to look at.