Alaska was a bucket list for me. Finally, after 3 being canceled, I sailed. I’m not crazy about the mega ships, but I watched the Bliss being built. I think I felt a kinship to her. She’s beautiful. The observation lounge is a nice touch with a smaller versions of the buffet on port and starboard sides, and a bar in the front. Good luck getting one of the premium lounge chairs in the front.. people must camp out to get them. But there’s plenty of other seating with great views. Just a little tip.. if you get internet has part of your room package or as a Latitude perk, you still have to purchase it - even though you won’t be charged. Are sure you do so before the last day of the cruise because it won’t let you do it on the last day. A hard learned lesson I wish I had known.
I was in a midship balcony. I do cruise solo, but the solo cabins are too small for my taste. It’s the usual cabin. Although, I don’t remember the bed being so close to the closet. Still, lots of storage space. My cabin steward was wonderful. I saw many spouts from wales from my balcony
After one sea day, we were the first mega ship to port in Sitka. I went on a wale watching cruise here. We saw lots of wales and I got 2 good videos. Then my most disappointing moment of the cruise. I had an excursion booked for the Mendenhall Glacier. I had a note on my excursion ticket that said the ship would be cruising there instead of the Dawes Glacier. I changed my excursion. As we cruised Glacier Bay ( which is breathtakingly beautiful), it became too dangerous and we didn’t get to see the glacier. I don’t know what I would have done had I known there was a chance we wouldn’t go, but I wish the note had said there would be a possibility of it not happening. In Juneau it was pouring rain. Next port, Icy Strait Point. It has the gondola ride up the mountain. I didn’t do it. I saw some amazing pictures from others who braved it. Sitka was our next port. Then to Victoria, B C and back to Seattle.