After COVID had cancelled a Hawaiian cruise (3 times) and an attempt at a New England Cruise (1 time), we decided to sail to Alaska using some of our cruise credits. It is hard to go wrong with Alaska, when you want to sit and watch beautiful scenery drift by.
The Club Balcony review is below...normally we have a "plain" Balcony, But the amazing thing was that this had a large bathroom with a TUB!
We both thought that the dining was very good-excellent. First night we ate in one of the dining rooms. Wife's sirloin medallions were very good. My NY strip was overdone, but the server might have misunderstood me. We had 2 specialty dining dinners included and went to the Brazilian Steak house for 1 (meat was a bit underdone for wife's tastes, but I LOVED it). Cagney's steakhouse was delicious and service at both places was wonderful.
Cabin 1011 port side forward. Club Balcony mini-suite (?). The room was spacious enough for our needs with converted king size bed and a good bit of storage, balcony large enough. It was spotlessly clean.
The star of this cabin was the bathroom though. And the small walk-in closet (yes). The bathroom had a TUB. There was room enough for both of us easily to move about the bathroom. Sink with counterspace on each side of it, Vanity with counterspace in front (admittedly a little narrow, but yes...there was space) and then through a frosted glass door, the potty and TUB room.
I am just guessing, but it seems that Icy straight, or things like it will become the Alaskan equivalent of the Caribbean cruise ship private island. Icy straight has a large gift shop as you land and there are some decent items in it, but take the gondola to the main area where the cannery is...many shops there.