Alaska Cruise 7/11/11: Regatta Cruise Review by mandy's mommy

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mandy's mommy
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Alaska Cruise 7/11/11

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Vancouver
We have been on the Regatta once before and really enjoyed it. We like the casual dinning and have found the food and service to be excellent.
On this cruise, we thought that the food in the Terrace wasn't as good as our first cruise and the first few days the service wasn't up to what it was on our first Regatta cruise. The food and service in Toscano's and the Polo Grill were excellent.

We also really like the smoking policy that Oceania has, since I am allergic to smoke. We really enjoyed the itinerary and our weather was beautiful.

The captain got close to the Hubbard Glacier and to the Glaciers in the College Fjords. David Norlander was the lecturer and he did a great job. My husband really enjoyed Vincenzo, the classical guitarist.

Our 2nd port was Wrangell, where we took an independent tour with Breakaway Adventures to Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory where we saw a lot of black bears up close. It consisted of a boat trip from Wrangell More and about a 1/2 mile hike to the observation platform. It was a great tour.

Our last port before Anchorage was Homer. Here we took Oceania's Seldovia/Kachemak Bay cruise. Had a beautiful sunny day, saw lots of sea otters, birds including puffins and had lunch in Seldovia and went for a hike to the beach. Was a fun day.

It was a very enjoyable cruise. Less

Published 08/25/11

Cabin review: A37106 Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Our cabin was fine, it was quiet, the balcony was great and we had great views especially when viewing the Hubbard Glacier and the College Fjords.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Here we took Oceania's Wild Alaska Culinary Extravaganza because our other tour was cancelled. It was good but was kind of expensive. Afterward we walked into the town of Hoonah.

In Juneau, we took Oceania's Whales and Rainforest Trails. We enjoyed the guided hike around Mendenhall Glacier and then went out on a boat to go whale watching. We saw a pod of humpback whales that were "bubbling". We probably saw around 20 different whales. It was a great tour.

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We took a independent salmon fishing tour(True Alaskan), we were the only 2 people on the boat and we each caught one salmon. I think the reason we didn't catch more is because we had a Stellar sea lion swimming along with us. It was a lot of fun and the weather was great.

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In Seward, we took a tour with the Kenai Fjords National Park. We saw a number of birds, some humpback whales and got up close to the Holgate Glacier and saw some calving.
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Here we took the tender and went into town and walked to the Sitka National Historial Park. Sitka was the only port that we had rain in. The park was very interesting with the Tlinglit and Haida totem poles

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In Skagway, we took the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad to White Pass. We did it independently and the scenery and weather was beautiful.

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mandy's mommy
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