We picked this cruise because our Hawaiian cruise was cancelled and this was a good 2nd choice. We arrived into Seattle 1 night early and stayed at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. We ubered down to Pier 66 and dropped off our bags with a porter. During our NCL online check-in - we picked 11am to show up. We were directed upstairs in the terminal to get our Covid test with Eurofins. The Covid testing process took about 30 minutes. After getting our negative results we checked in and received our room key cards. No long lines and everything went smoothly. A mask is required while in the terminal but once we boarded the ship a mask is not required for the passengers. The crew all wore masks the entire time.
This ship sailed at 60% capacity (around 2600 passengers) and because everyone was required to have Covid 19 vaccine(s) there were no children under the age of 12.
The ship looked fresh and new with various crew members constantly cleaning and wiping down surfaces. The Garden Cafe offered self service in the buffet lines. Because the ship is operating at 60% capacity it never seemed like areas were overcrowded and there was never a lack of seating.