We've always wanted to go to Alaska and out of the blue, got an Oceania brochure in the mail. With a couple RC cruises under our belts (which were fine), we decided to try a smaller, more upscale cruise line. Mainly we were looking to avoid the crowds & lines of the big ships, and see if the food was as good as they brag about.
Both hopes were met. There were times walking around the ship where is seemed like we were the only passengers on board. Never any lines for anything - meals, shows, getting on & off, etc. Never any problem getting a good seat for anything.
The food in the dining room, specialty restaurants or poolside grill. But the big surprise to us was the outstanding buffet. We've never been to a buffet anywhere with the quality, selection or service of this one.
The room was small, about what we've had on other cruise lines, nothing unexpected. It was in good shape and clean with excellent service from our room attendant. The free minibar is nice.
We wanted the bus trip to Mt. St. Helen's, but it got cancelled. So we took a bus tour of the town. Not much to it.
Just walked around on our own. Went to the beach for petroglyphs, saw some totem poles, climbed Mt. Dewey. Nice place, pleasant day.