We chose this ship because it left from San Francisco which worked in well with our trip to the US.
Embarking was delayed due to a gangplank issue but it was orderly and we waited maybe an hour or so. We didn’t care because we were excited to do a cruise again after 4 years. We enjoyed the food. We ate our evening meals in the dining room and never had to wait to get in, even when we hadn’t booked. We also ate at Sabitini Restaurant which was excellent with wonderful service. The staff on board were fantastic with very good service. There were about 1900 guests onboard so it never felt crowded. The entertainment was good. The singers etc in the different venues were great. We found the medallion app worked well most of the time. We used it to order drinks and the drinks would arrive to wherever we were, even in a deck chair at the back of the ship!
The ports we visited were fantastic except that we were supposed to go to Victoria, Canada which I was really looking forward too. Instead we stopped at Prince Rupert. There is not much at this port. We did a nice walk called the Rushbrook Trail but apart from that it would not be worth getting off the ship. If we had stopped at Victoria the cruise would have been a 10 out of 10. The other ports: Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan were fantastic and the scenic cruising in Glacier Bay was amazing. We were very fortunate to have wonderful weather for our time in Alaska. All in all a very memorable cruise.
We loved our cabin. Our first time with a balcony and it was well worth it for the Alaska cruise as there is always something to see.
The only tour we did on the whole cruise was in Skagway. The white pass railway. It was a highlight and everyone that did it loved it. Amazing scenery. Afterwards we hiked to Lower Dewey Lake which was a great hike and very pretty. A great port with something for everyone. The township is quaint with historic buildings and plenty to look at.