I wanted to revisit this ship. The Mid-May 2022 cruise had embarkation and technical difficulties, and Victoria B.C. hadn't approved the use of North Star yet. Those difficulties have been overcome.
This time embarkation was a breeze, and everything about the ship seemed to be working well. This beautiful ship just sparkled, and the crew was very friendly and competent. There were interesting artistic elements throughout.
I don't recall ever having as much time in the ports of call--Juneau, Skagway and Victoria B.C-- than I had on this cruise (and I've cruised Alaska more than a dozen times). No mad dashing to go ashore or rushing back.
This cabin was a treat. We had split beds at the far end, two bedside tables, an upholstered chair in front of the virtual balcony and a comfortable chair in front of the desk/mirror. Storage was ample and the bathroom was more-than-adequately sized. Lots of lights and mirrors.
I never had the feeling I was climbing all over my roommate or struggling to reach any of the closet storage areas. I always appreciate clothes hangers that have a crooked top (rather than those that have to be threaded into a device that's permanently fixed to the rod--so irritating).
The steward allows guests to select either morning or evening room cleaning.
Despite cutbacks in service, towel animals aren't extinct yet.