This was our second Alaskan cruise, which meant we anticipated a certain amount of rainy weather. The greatest positive is that with the exception of one day, and this was a 9 day cruise, the weather was absolutetly spectacular. This cruise was one of the first since cruising has revived post covid. There were a few reminders on this cruise of that fact. To the best of my knowledge, there were no covid issues on our ship. All staff was masked at all times. It was obvious that the ship was not filled to capacity. However, we did not notice any reduction in service. I must mentionn that as this was our 8th cruise overall, it was the first cruise we have ever taken in which we had minimal contact with our room steward. On previous cruises we are introduced to the room steward the first day, and they would call us by name at each meeting during the cruise. On this cruise our steward never introduced himself, and hardly acknowledged us during the 9 days. Maybe this is a post covid thing. The quality of the food was as good, as we have come to expect. The one major negative was that Victoria was listed as one of the stops. Prior to the cruise, the website listed Victoria as a 7:00 p.m. to midnight stop. Later it was changed to an 8:00 to midnight stop. As the cruise continued, headwinds, etc. reduced the stop time from 9:45 to midnight. At that point, hardly worth the stop. As a result, we never left the ship there. I don't know if this would be the case for other NCL cruises scheduled to stop in Victoria, but if a person is looking forward to that destination on an NCL cruise, I would be aware of the scheduling issue. All in all, a good cruise. In conclusion I would take this cruise again.
Our balcony cabin met our needs and expectations perfectly. On an Alaskan cruise, a balcony stateroom is manditory. There is so much lovely scenery to be seen.
More time was given in this stop than necessary. Once you've completed your shore excursion, not much else to see or do in my opinion that did not cost a lot of money.
Our only rainy day. Having said that, we were there such a short period of time that after our excursion we had to get on the ship withoug seeing the city or any other sites.
I highly recommend the adventure tour and crab feast. The tour started at 7:00 a.m., and we were taken to the crab feast at 8:15 a.m. Really! This stop was very short in time. No time left over to visit Ketchikan at all.
Arrived late, 9:45 p.m., with a departure scheduled for midnight. Not worth the stop. Never left the ship.
Probably our favorite stop. Had time for a shore excursion in the morning, and plenty of time in the afternoon to visit the town.