I am remiss that I have not sailed an Alaskan inside passage cruise before but I will definitely book this cruise again. Loved sailing out of Vancouver. Very easy to navigate in the city and take the water ferry to Granville Market if you can. Such a great place to visit.
Boarding the ship was easier than expected. Advice, bring your global entry card and board early to skip the crowd. Got to explore the ship, store some of my luggage extras in my cabin.
This was a beautiful sailing from port to port with snow capped mountains, waterfalls, and the occasional glacier while slicing by on a smaller ship. Ports of call were great - this depends on the quality of excursion choices that you make.
Great inside cabin - I can't sleep with light coming in and since Alaska has longer sunny days in July, opted for an inside cabin. Spacious enough as long as one is organized, the bathroom was great and shower pressure was fantastic.
Not sure why, NCL could not get the ship closer and instead of lingering, it turned around and left. Better luck getting close next time.
This was my favorite. I like the small town fell and shopping was better (less made in china). Did the whale watching and took the gondola up. Had the crabby bloody mary because I didn't want to wait in line for food, that was really long.
I was not impressed with the port itself but had lunch at the Skagway Fish Company. Service was great and go for the trio with Halibut, Salmon and Shrimp. Ask for a side of gravy for the fries!
Taking off a star because the shopping was typical cruise port with lots of made in china merchandise. Had to really look for authentic items. Did the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon Bake before walking around the port. The excursion was very good, you can eat all you want if you can tuck it all in and leave on the bus shuttles back to the port that came about every 15 minutes.
It was the debarkation port so caught the scenic train ride. Very industrial but looked like you can go into the town area. It was good for intents and purposes.